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  • Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom made the world stronger, wiser, more beautif ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.Less than two ye ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Illinois AG to ask high court to consider pensions

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the state has a "very strong argument" in favor of its public pension overhaul when the ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • FAA releasing report on control center sabotage

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is releasing its report on the September sabotage and fire at a suburban Chicago air-traffic contro ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Wintry weather complicates Illinois duck hunting

    LASALLE (AP) — A mid-November cold snap has brought an early end to the duck hunting season for many participants in north central Illinois.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips denied Sunday that he played any role in making them.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhe ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?

    NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens — a ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police off ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Buffalo residents ready melt, possible evacuations

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — People in storm-socked areas around Buffalo began returning to work on Monday as fast-melting mounds of snow fed into creeks that ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Illinois universities asked to explore budget cuts

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education has issued a budget warning to the presidents of the state's public universities ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • FAA probing plane's emergency Illinois landing

    O'FALLON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a southwestern Illin ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Monday last day to file to run for Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO (AP) — It's getting down to deadline time for candidates who want to run for Chicago mayor in February.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Rochester's Bertrand named top Ill. schools chief

    ROCHESTER (AP) — The top school administrator of a central Illinois district has been named the state's superintendent of the year.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:24 am

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