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  • Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issues

    CHICAGO – Fighting to hold onto his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turned a recent Republican luncheon into a crash course on the Islamic State ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Donald Trump receives key endorsement from Sarah Palin

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received a key endorsement from conservative heavyweight Sarah Palin, Tuesday.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • Here's how the Iowa presidential caucuses work

    DES MOINES, Iowa – More than 40 years ago, a scheduling quirk vaulted Iowa to the front of the presidential nominating process, and ever since most Wh ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 1:33 pm
  • Ted Cruz backers: Should he temper conservatism with moderation?

    WHITEFIELD, New Hampshire – Ted Cruz says he is the first true conservative running for president since Ronald Reagan — and that will carry him to the ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:51 pm
  • Deficit and debt worsen as budget deficit to rise to $544 billion this year

    WASHINGTON – A government report released Tuesday estimates that this year's budget deficit will rise to $544 billion, an increase over prior estimate ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Supreme Court to review Obama's executive action to protect undocumented immigrants

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to an election-year review of President Barack Obama's executive action to allow up to 5 million immigra ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Government trying to make it easier to save for retirement

    WASHINGTON – Saving for retirement might seem like a luxury to Americans living paycheck to paycheck, but the government is trying to make it a bit ea ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:48 am
  • Algonquin to vote on removing red light cameras

    ALGONQUIN – The Village Board will vote Tuesday on whether to discontinue the village's automated red light enforcement program after village staff re ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Ted Cruz says Donald Trump becoming 'rattled' by his gains

    WASHINGTON, New Hampshire – Ted Cruz accused his Republican rival Donald Trump Monday of exhibiting inconsistent conservativism and said the billionai ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner taps Crystal Lake city clerk for Illinois Community College Board

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Gov. Bruce Rauner tapped City Clerk Nick Kachiroubas to serve on the Illinois Community College Board.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Come March, budget battle to leave Chicago State broke

    CHICAGO – Like all of Illinois' nine public universities, Chicago State University is waiting for long-overdue state funding. Come March, though, the ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:21 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Democratic debaters and the facts

    WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders airbrushed the complexities of trying to overhaul health care all over again and Hillary Clinton offered a selective readi ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • In tight race, Democrats debate passion versus practicality

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – With just two weeks to go before the first votes of the 2016 race for president, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engag ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • GOP establishment loses hope of winning Iowa, New Hampshire

    HOLLIS, N.H. – After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contes ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • U.S., EU lift sanctions against Iran amid landmark nuke deal

    VIENNA – The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer’s landmark nuclear deal, crowning years ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:33 pm
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