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  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

    WASHINGTON — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a ...
    NEW: July 31, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Cops: 1 dead, 1 critical after high-rise shooting

    CHICAGO — Chicago police one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting inside a downtown high-rise office building.
    NEW: July 31, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Chicago mayor defends welcoming immigrant kids

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says bringing to Chicago some 1,000 immigrant children who have fled Central America is simply the right thing to ...
    NEW: July 31, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Chicago ordinance requires permits for pot shops

    CHICAGO — Chicago aldermen have approved an ordinance requiring medical marijuana retailers to obtain a special use permit before setting up a shop.
    NEW: July 31, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Additional charges filed in alleged Woodstock sexual assault

    WOODSTOCK – Additional charges were filed against a man who police say took a Woodstock girl from her home and sexually assaulted her.
    NEW: July 31, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, spar ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    WASHINGTON – More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.
    July 31, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Music director fired over same-sex marriage plans

    INVERNESS – The longtime music director at a suburban Chicago Roman Catholic church says he was fired after posting on social media plans to marry his ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • State Fair grandstand won't be fixed for opening

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Fair officials say repairs to the grandstand roof won't be done by the time the fair opens next week, but the grandstand ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • No injuries after vehicle was driven into swimming pool

    BARRINGTON HILLS – No one was injured after a vehicle was driven into a residential swimming pool Wednesday, according to a Barrington Hills dispatche ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Lake in the Hills motorist arrested after Crystal Lake crash with bicyclist

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Lake in the Hills man was arrested for driving with a suspended license after a he was involved in a crash with a bicyclist in Crysta ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Clashes in Ukraine prevent experts from reaching bodies

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in t ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • House gives go-ahead to sue Obama

    WASHINGTON – A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Israeli strikes hit U.N. school, market in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. s ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:35 am
  • President takes tougher line on Gaza casualties

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded la ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:31 am
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