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  • Gulf health 5 years after BP oil spill: Resilient yet scarred

    From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resi ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • Higher U.S. gas prices spark modest inflation in March

    WASHINGTON – Rising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that some of the broader economic impact from cheaper oil is fad ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:29 am
  • Federal officials announce new housing program details

    CHICAGO – Federal officials are starting a new phase of a program designed to help stabilize housing in Cook County neighborhoods hit hard by the econ ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'

    WASHINGTON – The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspa ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

    BAGHDAD – More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as th ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Walker’s Wisconsin budget shows his conservative ideals

    MADISON, Wis. – Best known nationally for his struggle with unions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is staking out conservative ground in broader ways as ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • House passes bill to repeal estate tax

    WASHINGTON – The House voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Man dies in industrial accident in Elk Grove Village

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE – Authorities say a 50-year-old man was killed when his clothing became caught in machinery at a plant in Elk Grove Village.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • U.S. Marshals nab 7,100 fugitives in 6-week nationwide sweep

    CAMDEN, N.J. – The U.S. Marshals Service says it rounded up 7,100 fugitives in a six-week nationwide sweep that focused on seven cities shown to have ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West

    MOSCOW – Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marat ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Medical marijuana hearing has sign-up deadline for speakers

    CHICAGO – People who want to present evidence about adding migraines, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions to the Illinois medical mari ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Don’t panic, jobs for grads likely to grow

    WASHINGTON – The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Y ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Prosecutors investigating College of DuPage spending

    GLEN ELLYN – Documents show that federal prosecutors are investigating spending and other issues at the College of DuPage in suburban Chicago.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Illinois unemployment holds steady in March at 6 percent

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate held steady in March at 6 percent.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Academy cooperating in probe of Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – A former employer of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s hand-picked chief of Chicago schools – a company that was awarded a no-bid contract of up to $20.5 ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:27 pm
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