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  • AP FACT CHECK: Ted Cruz at odds with climate change science

    NORTH CONWAY, N.H. – Ted Cruz is decidedly at odds with the scientific consensus that Earth is warming because of human activity.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Bernie Sanders' health plan would be more generous than Medicare

    WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his plan for a government-run health care system from cradle to grave is like Medic ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Rauner memo criticizes Chicago State's track record

    SPRINGFIELD – A member of Gov. Bruce Rauner's staff is criticizing Chicago State University's appeals for financial help amid Illinois' budget stalema ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Democratic U.S. Senate candidates to face off in 3 debates

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Democrats running for U.S. Senate will face off in three debates before the March 15 primary.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Cary affordable senior housing project headed back to zoning board

    CARY — The affordable senior housing project proposed for the parcel behind the Jewel-Osco on Route 14 will be reconsidered by the Board of Zoning, Pl ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • Sarah Palin's re-emergence underscores GOP split

    DES MOINES, Iowa – If the Republican Party is on the verge of an implosion, Sarah Palin may have been the one who lit the fuse.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • Illinois election board: Steve Reick, Casey Urlacher can stay on March ballot

    The Illinois State Board of Elections ruled that Republican candidates Steve Reick and Casey Urlacher can stay on the March 15 primary ballot.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • McHenry County Board won't ask Illinois lawmakers for online sales tax

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board removed collecting online sales tax from its list of 2016 legislative priorities, and rejected efforts by some to ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • U.S., allies agree to intensify fight against Islamic State

    PARIS – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter won agreement Wednesday from defense ministers from France and five other nations to intensify the campaign ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 2:06 pm
  • Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Flint water: 'I let you down'

    LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he has failed Flint residents but pledged to take new steps to fix the city's drinking water crisis, s ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:55 pm
  • Obama to take in Detroit auto show as industry flourishes

    DETROIT – President Barack Obama will take a victory lap Wednesday in Detroit with a tour of the North American International Auto Show.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:54 pm
  • Senate panel approves bill to make school lunches tastier

    WASHINGTON – School meals could become a bit tastier under legislation approved by a Senate committee.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:53 pm
  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch defends Obama's executive actions on guns as legal

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns, telling lawmakers Wednesday that the pre ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 10:28 am
  • Senate Democrats want vote on religious test for immigrants

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats maneuvered Wednesday to put Republicans on the spot with an election-year vote on legislation barring a religious test f ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • For Bernie Sanders, Iowa is chance to turn revolution into reality

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Bernie Sanders was halfway through his opening statement — a stern, 45-minute lecture on domestic policy leavened with a dash of po ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 8:30 am
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