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  • Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

    WASHINGTON – American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • New subpoena issued for Ill. anti-violence program

    CHICAGO – Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, state officials ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Durbin denies ‘bullying’ businesses

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarter ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Cary to discuss zoning change signs

    CARY – If there is a zoning change request in the future, the property involved might have a sign to alert nearby residents.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • State rep. proposes Open Meetings Act violation law after Oakwood Hills power plant controversy

    State Rep. David McSweeney has proposed legislation that would give another option for the Attorney General's office to look into possible violations ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    WASHINGTON – Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just tw ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Rauner’s schools plan raises eyebrows

    SPRINGFIELD – Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Egypt seeks broader alliance efforts with U.S. over Libya

    CAIRO – As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt presse ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Eyeing 2016, Marco Rubio stresses border security

    MIAMI – Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Officials work on Algonquin TIF deal

    ALGONQUIN – Revenue sharing between taxing bodies might take place when the downtown tax increment financing district is finalized.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Illinois Rep. David McSweeney warns about teacher pension cost shift attempts

    A local lawmaker is taking a pre-emptive step in the event that the General Assembly attempts in the coming months to shift the cost of teacher pensio ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • U.S. sharply cutting deportations

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers push plan for police cameras

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cam ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • McHenry County Board grapples with $35M Valley Hi budget surplus

    WOODSTOCK – New management and new leadership transformed Valley Hi Nursing Home from a fiscal disaster into a tight ship now turning a slight profit.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:51 pm
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