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  • Republicans clash over NSA surveillance powers

    PHILADELPHIA – Republicans clashed over the future of government surveillance programs on Monday, highlighting a deep divide among the GOP’s 2016 pres ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Charges filed against 170 motorcycle gang members in Texas

    WACO, Texas – About 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs were charged with engaging in organized crime Monday, a day after a shootout at a Texas rest ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

    CAMDEN, N.J. – President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday in an attempt ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Another Daley takes his place on Chicago’s City Council

    CHICAGO – Another member of Chicago’s most famous political dynasty is taking his place on the City Council that his grandfather and uncle presided ov ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Illinois marijuana industry pins hopes on skeptical governor

    CHICAGO – Advocates of Illinois’ troubled medical marijuana experiment hope to reassure investors by pushing to have lawmakers extend it beyond 2017, ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Embankment crumbles, closes Chicago-area’s Yellow Line train

    CHICAGO – Earth supporting the Chicago Transit Authority’s Yellow Line train tracks has eroded and fallen away, forcing transportation officials to su ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Official: Police shoot, kill suspect in south Chicago suburb

    HARVEY – A spokesman for south suburban Harvey says police have shot and killed a robbery suspect who fired a weapon at officers in a parking lot.
    May 19, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Efforts underway to raise $8.8M for governor’s mansion

    SPRINGFIELD – Efforts are being launched this week to raise private money to pay for a needed $8.8 million in renovations and repairs to the 160-year- ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • $75K in Grateful Dead memorabilia stolen from Union auction house, police say

    UNION – Police are investigating the theft of about $75,000 worth of Grateful Dead memorabilia that were awaiting transfer to its owners from a huge A ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • No video to help Amtrak crash probe — despite NTSB recommendation

    WASHINGTON — Five years ago, federal accident investigators recommended that the government require video cameras in locomotive cabs to record enginee ...
    May 18, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

    WASHINGTON — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check?Scr ...
    May 18, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Huntley's top business recruiter leaves post for Illinois agency

    HUNTLEY – The village staffer who helped the maker of Weber Grills expand within Huntley and attract other businesses started a new economic developme ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic priest abuse victim reach $1.25M settlement, attorney says

    CHICAGO — An attorney says the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $1.25 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholi ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • University of Illinois president: State budget cuts may be less than proposed

    URBANA — In his first day on the job, new University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen said Monday that he is optimistic state budget cuts will no ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Rahm Emanuel wants youth focus for 2nd term as mayor of Chicago

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the focus on his intentions to help disadvantaged and troubled youth Monday, during an inaugural speech for h ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:47 pm
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