March 22, 2013

Marines Killed In Training Were Young, Lives Ahead

Lance Cpl. Mason Vanderwork loved going to the beach and cruising in his Mustang convertible. He and his wife, Taylor, married the day after she graduated high school and hoped to start a family.


 handguns displayed in Sandy, Utah
(Rick Bowmer/AP)
March 21, 2013

Senate Gun Bill Would Expand Background Checks

Gun control legislation the Senate debates next month will include an expansion of federal background checks for firearms buyers, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday in a victory for advocates of gun restrictions.


March 21, 2013

Fracking Bill HIts Amendment Snag

A bill in the Illinois House to regulate fracking has gained an amendment requiring union training for well drillers that a state Chamber of Commerce official says could discourage drillers from coming to Illinois.


March 21, 2013

Illinois House Approves Pension Reform Measure

The Illinois House has approved a stripped-down pension plan that could delay and reduce cost-of-living increases for retirees and future retirees. The measure passed 66-50.


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