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    July 24, 2014 - 3:33 pm
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    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to que ...
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    Roderick F. Baker Jr., a long-time resident of Joliet and Naperville, served his country as a pilot in the U.S. Marines. After being discharged as a c ...
    June 18, 2014 - 12:16 pm
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    June 24, 2014 - 10:36 am
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    The water pump was leaking in my 1999 Toyota Camry with a 4-cylinder engine. My shop replaced the pump, but when they were finished, the car would not ...
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    Year after year, Honda’s Accord sedan can be depended on for efficiency and reliability.This year’s ...
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