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  • GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

    WASHINGTON – While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expa ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Early voting starts today

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb resident Patricia McKinley has been closely following the county clerk and recorder’s race and the attorney general race for this ye ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Genoa Township voters to be asked about corruption measure

    GENOA – Genoa Township voters will take a stance on limiting money’s influence on politics Nov. 4 as part of a national organization’s anti-corruption ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm ca ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Another year, another small Social Security bump

    WASHINGTON – For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was t ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and int ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Pentagon readying for long war in Iraq, Syria

    WASHINGTON – Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Thousands released after immigration holds denied

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – Immigration officials say local authorities across the U.S. released thousands of immigrants from jails this year despite efforts ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Body camera use concerns Illinois police officers

    CHICAGO – State lawmakers crafting legislation that would govern the use of body cameras by police officers got a glimpse Friday of a complicated deba ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois unemployment falls again, to 6.6 percent

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois’ unemployment rate fell again in September, dropping to 6.6 percent in a seventh straight month of improvement, the Illinois Depa ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois to create statewide Ebola task force

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ plan for dealing with the Ebola threat is evolving as health officials in the public and private sectors learn from mistakes made ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Obama's under-used credit card declined in New York cafe

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:23 pm
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