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  • Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it’s his

    WASHINGTON – A 2-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach t ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, un ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Frerichs announces firm will review Treasurer’s office

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says he’s bringing in a consulting firm to conduct a performance review of how his office handles it ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Rauner replaces appointee who helped give job to Quinn aide

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has replaced the leader of an Illinois agency that gave ex-Gov. Pat Quinn’s former campaign manager a $160,000-a-year ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Public hearing scheduled for Fox River Grove TIF expansion

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Residents will have an opportunity to give their thoughts on a proposed expansion of the downtown tax increment financing district.
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Lake in the Hills Police Department switching to propane system for squad vehicles

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village's police department is adding propane fuel systems to its 10 Chevy Tahoe squad vehicles.
    UPDATED: Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Housing development proposed in Cary

    CARY – A developer is proposing to build nine houses at the intersection of Harper Avenue and Haber Road.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    JUNEAU, Alaska – President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Jack Franks taking another stab at Illinois government consolidation bills

    Bills aimed at helping consolidate some of the state’s almost 7,000 units of government may have a better chance of passing with a new governor in Spr ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a p ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • U.S., Cuba end historic talks with more questions than answers

    HAVANA – After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. products at their corner stores, the firs ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Quinn leaves office without penning final statement

    SPRINGFIELD – Former Gov. Pat Quinn left office in a tumult: dozens of clemencies, laws and executive orders signed.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Effort to get Obama library draws Chicago-style suspicions

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama’s presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president’s ho ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Amazon will start collecting sales tax from Illinois consumers next month to comply with a new state law, the company said.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
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