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  • Tollway board approves higher speed limits but not 70 mph

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Illinois Tollway board of directors has approved higher speed limits on the Tri-State Tollway and other highways but not as high a ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition b ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • U.S.: Chicago-area cousins planned U.S. terrorist attack

    CHICAGO – An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle Eas ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Garcia to Emanuel: ‘You are not the king’

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s challenger blasted the former White House chief of staff Thursday, accusing him of neglecting the city’s neighb ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill

    WASHINGTON – In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving C ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Oklahoma salvages belongings after storm

    SAND SPRINGS, Okla. – Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains’ first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casual ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Senate next after House approves conservative budget

    WASHINGTON – Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward Senate approval on Thursday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto str ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Co-pilot willfully slams plane in Alps

    PARIS – Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pil ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Pope's sex abuse commission alarmed by bishop appointment

    VATICAN CITY – Several members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board are expressing concern and incredulity over his decision to appoint a Chilean ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Watchdog says senior Homeland official broke no laws

    WASHINGTON – A senior Obama administration official violated agency ethics policies but did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cab ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • U.S. sees opportunity in Iran's pullback in Iraq

    WASHINGTON – The United States persuaded Iraq to sideline Iranian-backed Shiite militias as a condition to American airstrikes in the strategic city o ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels

    SANAA, Yemen – The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, w ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • State audit flags NIU for reimbursing $32K to employee for travel from home to work

    DeKALB – A state audit released Thursday found Northern Illinois University failed to comply with internal control guidelines and improperly reimburse ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:40 pm
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