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  • Sen. Durbin wants feds to look at rail delays

    SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants federal rail officials to look at delays along the Amtrak route from Carbondale to Chicago and blocked rail ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Quinn signs law expanding ban an cyberbullying

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has extended the state's ban on student cyberbullying to include actions outside of school.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

    CHICAGO – The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on C ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    RICHMOND, Va. – After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • More school employees can give epinephrine injection under new law

    A law that takes effect Friday expands the list of people who may give epinephrine injections to schoolchildren suffering severe allergic reactions.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

    WASHINGTON – The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's in ...
    July 31, 2014 - 6:32 pm
  • Lakemoor plans for bike path construction in spring

    LAKEMOOR – The first major project in Lakemoor’s effort to connect its neighborhoods with biking and walking paths is moving ahead.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Congress OKs VA, highway bills; no action on border measure

    WASHINGTON — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

    MOSCOW – Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on ...
    July 30, 2014 - 9:38 am
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