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  • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mis ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say wh ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states in an effort ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • U.S. bars oil from entering port in Texas

    FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdist ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • McHenry County Fair Association recommits to fairgrounds

    WOODSTOCK – Twenty years ago, a sale of county-owned land shrunk the fairgrounds and posed a since-unanswered question.
    July 30, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package

    WASHINGTON – Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the li ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • U.S., Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON – Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday a ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Israel launches heaviest assault of Gaza war on Hamas symbols

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, s ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Starved Rock trails still closed from storm damage

    UTICA – A majority of the 13-mile trail system at Starved Rock State Park in northern Illinois remains closed because of significant storm damage that ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Excavation finds courthouse where Lincoln worked

    BLOOMINGTON – Archaeologists excavating near the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington have unearthed part of the footprint of the 1836 court ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago Transit Authority reports drop in crime

    CHICAGO – Chicago officials are releasing figures that show violent crime and thefts on Chicago Transit Authority trains, buses and platforms has drop ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Judge orders fitness test for inmate who escaped

    ELGIN – A Kane County judge has ordered a fitness test for a prisoner who escaped while being transported from a mental health facility outside Chicag ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Palatine man dies after fight outside suburban bar

    PALATINE – A suburban Chicago man has died more than a week after striking his head on the sidewalk during a fight outside a bar.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois regulators issued a reminder to health insurers that it is illegal to deny coverage to someone because they are transgender, dr ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:38 pm
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