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  • Benghazi case unfolds against political backdrop

    WASHINGTON – The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Cap ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Ill. legislative watchdog steps down

    SPRINGFIELD – A former state’s attorney, legislator and appellate court justice, Tom Homer is ending a decade-long tenure this month as the first watc ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Border Patrol has lots of agents – in wrong places

    SAN DIEGO – The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arr ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

    WASHINGTON – Congress is wildly unpopular.In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House memb ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner tout their values to voters

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attended Chicago's gay pride parade Sunday, trying to capitalize on his opponent's comments about same-sex marriage, ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Lake in the Hills looks for quicker tall grass compliance

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – In order to have quicker compliance for tall grass violations, the village has reduced the time for compliance to three days from ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:47 pm
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