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  • Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm ca ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Obama urges Quinn supporters to vote early

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama returned to his hometown Sunday in a bid to whip up support for Gov. Pat Quinn, as Democrats fight to hold control of ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    OSIJEK, Croatia – Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forc ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Another year, another small Social Security bump

    WASHINGTON – For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was t ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and int ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • U.S. House race for Illinois 6th District: Peter Roskam going for 5th term against Michael Mason

    Republican Peter Roskam said he wants another term in the U.S. House to continue the work he’s started to get the economy back on track. Democratic op ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Supreme Court weighs teeth-whitening antitrust case

    WASHINGTON – Teeth-bleaching isn't brain surgery, although the Supreme Court seemed to find a link between the two in an antitrust case argued Tuesday ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Despite demands, Syria no-fly zone a no-go for U.S.

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is boxed in by its promise to limit U.S. military engagement against Islamic State extremists, making it tough t ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • New concern worldwide as nurse in Spain gets Ebola

    WASHINGTON – Raising fresh concern around the world, a nurse in Spain on Monday became the first person known to catch Ebola outside the outbreak zone ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • High court begins term with case on police actions

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday pondering whether a police officer's misunderstanding of the law can justify a traffic stop ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Wide gap on the issues in Illinois’ US Senate race

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s more than three decades in Washington have helped him become one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill – a ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • McHenry County, police deal with hidden cost of government surplus of military supplies, vehicles

    The first notice that Spring Grove Village President Mark Eisenberg had that his police chief wanted to obtain a 40-ton armored vehicle was when he sa ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military c ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:22 pm
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