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  • House OKs bill to address border crisis

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home with ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Kirk seeks investigation of federal disaster funds

    CHICAGO – Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is asking federal officials to open an investigation into millions in federal disaster relief funds that Demo ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Illinois patients continue nursing home care waits

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois changed its law last year to streamline decision-making on state-paid nursing home care, but an audit has found that a backlog ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Sen. Durbin wants feds to look at rail delays

    SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants federal rail officials to look at delays along the Amtrak route from Carbondale to Chicago and blocked rail ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Quinn signs law expanding ban an cyberbullying

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has extended the state's ban on student cyberbullying to include actions outside of school.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

    CHICAGO – The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on C ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    RICHMOND, Va. – After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • More school employees can give epinephrine injection under new law

    A law that takes effect Friday expands the list of people who may give epinephrine injections to schoolchildren suffering severe allergic reactions.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

    WASHINGTON – The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's in ...
    July 31, 2014 - 6:32 pm
  • Lakemoor plans for bike path construction in spring

    LAKEMOOR – The first major project in Lakemoor’s effort to connect its neighborhoods with biking and walking paths is moving ahead.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Congress OKs VA, highway bills; no action on border measure

    WASHINGTON — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

    MOSCOW – Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on ...
    July 30, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Mental Health Board to maintain local agency spending levels

    The McHenry County Mental Health Board is maintaining its funding levels for its client agencies next year despite yet another decline in tax revenue.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON – Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
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