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  • More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

    WASHINGTON – After the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on bot ...
    NEW: Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood if elected to the Wh ...
    NEW: Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • Judge rules Curl plea for relief can go forward in murder of Plainfield woman at NIU

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge will allow William Curl, who was convicted of murdering a Plainfield woman attending Northern Illinois University in ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • Will County committee mulls courthouse expansion options

    JOLIET – The constraints of the current courthouse – and of Will County's budget for a new one — were spotlighted during the County Board's Finance Co ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN

    MOSCOW – Russia has submitted a revised bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, spurring inmate fight

    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:15 pm
  • Plainfield trustees approve site plan for Edward medical center expansion

    PLAINFIELD – The developing medical area around Dayfield Drive and Route 59 is getting another upgrade.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Will County Sheriff warns of Caller ID scam

    WILL COUNTY – Sheriff's police are warning residents about a phone scam that has been recently attempted.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • Senate advances bill to keep Illinois State Museum open including Lockport location

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Senate Democrats are advancing legislation to stop Gov. Bruce Rauner's planned closure of the Illinois State Museum, which includes ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Romeoville firefighters conduct controlled burn on 2 homes (video)

    ROMEOVILLE – The Romeoville Fire Department conducted a controlled burn for training and land clearance Tuesday on Airport Road.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Anti-crime effort launched vs. uptick in Baltimore homicides

    BALTIMORE – Baltimore police and civic leaders launched a partnership Monday with five federal agencies that will embed their special agents with city ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Holmes jury keeps option of execution sentence

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Senate blocks bill to halt Planned Parenthood funds

    WASHINGTON – The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try agai ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Texas attorney general accused of securities fraud

    McKINNEY, Texas – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an investment opportunity: a tech startup making data servers. He told people he had put his o ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Rauner: Illinois to review new federal power plant limits

    ST. LOUIS – Gov. Bruce Rauner offered little insight Monday into whether Illinois, which the federal government said ranks near the bottom in emission ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 11:01 pm
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