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  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators finalizing the state’s conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun ow ...
    UPDATED: April 18, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3 years

    CHICAGO – An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-ye ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Judge puts off ruling in suit against Rutherford

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s request to throw out a lawsuit filed against him b ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Report: April soil moisture level high in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois officials say the level of soil moisture is high across Illinois.The University ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • 2 ex-Cook County workers sentenced for bribery

    CHICAGO – Two former Cook County Board of Review analysts convicted of federal conspiracy, bribery and fraud charges have been sentenced to prison.
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

    WASHINGTON – The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the c ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would g ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    ELK POINT, S.D. – Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine

    ST. LOUIS – Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke env ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    NEW YORK – The government’s latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw she ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    WASHINGTON – For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.Chelsea Clinton, the 34-year-old daughte ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    DENVER – A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Little government response to Boston Marathon bombing a year later

    BOSTON – A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in respo ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

    PARIS – Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy ind ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:10 pm
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