Copies of President Obama's proposed budget plan for fiscal year 2014 are prepared for delivery at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington in April 2013.
(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
September 17, 2013

CBO Report Warns Of Long-Term Debt Problems

There's plenty of fodder for deficit hawks in a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. In short, the future looks grim.


Emergency vehicles and law enforcement personnel respond to a reported shooting at an entrance to the Washington Navy Yard on Monday in Washington, D.C. Several people were shot with the shooter still possibly active.
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September 16, 2013

Police: 13 Dead In Shootings At Washington Navy Yard.

The nation's capital went on high alert Monday after a shooting attack at the city's U.S. Navy Yard left at least 12 victims and one gunman dead and injured 8 others.


September 16, 2013

Decatur Eyes Water Conservation Measures

Decatur officials are closely monitoring water levels in Lake Decatur and may implement voluntarily water conservation next month if weather stays dry.


September 16, 2013

Urbana Approves Sales Tax Hike

On Monday night, the Urbana City Council approved a plan to raise the city's sales tax by a quarter of a percent, bringing it to 9 percent, just below Chicago and in line with Champaign.


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