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  • U.S. tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

    WASHINGTON – In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollu ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Illinois panel OK's electricity line proposal

    ROCK ISLAND – The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved plans to build an electricity line designed to bring wind energy from Iowa to the state.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois AG files notice of appeal in pension case

    CHICAGO – Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed official notice that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconsti ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Clemency for man wrongfully jailed for 1991 murder

    CHICAGO – A man wrongfully convicted and imprisoned in the 1991 murder of a suburban Chicago girl can take the final steps toward cleaning up his reco ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

    CHICAGO – Taking on the hecklers who’ve been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebutt ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    BOCA RATON, Fla. – The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.Less than two years a ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Illinois AG to ask high court to consider pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the state has a "very strong argument" in favor of its public pension overhaul when the case ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Illinois universities asked to explore budget cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education has issued a budget warning to the presidents of the state’s public universities afte ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Chicago mayor's race takes form on last filing day

    CHICAGO – The race to challenge Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel crystalized Monday as a businessman, alderman and county commissioner were among the last c ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Developer envisions rental units at Maplewood School property in Cary

    CARY – A potential development on the vacant Maplewood School property would include 150 to 200 rental units, a developer told Cary School District 26 ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Immigrants urged to take advantage of Obama action

    CHICAGO – Democratic politicians gathered at a Chicago high school Saturday to encourage Illinois' immigrant population to register with the federal g ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 7:45 pm
  • Illinois' Rauner tackles full transition agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – From dealing with a rush of job-seekers to a leaky roof and hard feelings among opponents he now needs, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has been ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • New study shows impact of military in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – A new report has found that the military and defense industry provides 150,000 jobs and $13.3 billion in economic activity to Illinois.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • McHenry County Board chairman race in full swing

    WOODSTOCK – Next month’s spectacle of the newly-seated McHenry County Board electing its chairman for the next two years will be the last.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:23 am
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