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  • Illinois lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has entered its second month without a state budget, and there's no indication that summer's dog days will present any new oppo ...
    NEW: Aug. 1, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

    WASHINGTON – Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • News Guide: Super PAC backing Cruz gets $10 million donation

    WASHINGTON – Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Judge approves place for Mel Reynolds to stay while on bond

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a long-term residence for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds to stay while free on bond on tax charges.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Decision: Search for Fla. teens to be suspended

    OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search fo ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell gra ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • 164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois

    OTTAWA – Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Taking on Bush and Rubio, Clinton calls for Cuba embargo end

    MIAMI – Drawing a sharp distinction with Republican rivals in the pivotal election state of Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GO ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Blago attorney says he’ll ask full court for rehearing

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will ask a full appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after a panel of three judges rece ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in W. Africa

    LONDON – An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Afri ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • Judge refuses to toss suit over red light cameras

    CHICAGO – A request by the city of Chicago to toss a lawsuit challenging the fairness and constitutionality of its controversial red light camera prog ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death

    DUMA, West Bank – Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack t ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • Chicago poised to require breast-feeding rooms at airports

    CHICAGO – City Council members recommended Friday that lactation rooms be placed in every terminal at Chicago’s two major airports, a move that one al ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Adult, youth triathlon set for Sunday

    WOODSTOCK – The fifth annual we.CAN.tri triathlon sprint and children’s triathlon will be held Sunday in Woodstock.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:27 am
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