September 24, 2014

Quinn Agrees To Stall Dismissal Of IDOT Workers

Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoff because of a court agreement by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration.


Thousands of Syrians enter Turkey Tuesday.
(Burhan Ozbilici/AP)
September 24, 2014

New Airstrikes Hit ISIS Near Syria-Turkey Border

Witnesses in eastern Syria near the Turkish border report a fresh round of airstrikes against Islamic State positions. The Pentagon has confirmed the reports.


September 23, 2014

Obama Urges World To Follow US Lead On Climate

In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.  


September 23, 2014

Chicago Mayor Wants Illinois To Reform Drug Laws

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense.


September 23, 2014

IL Treasurer Hopefuls Look To Boost Office’s Image

The two candidates who want to be Illinois' next treasurer have different ideas for improving the image of the office, which has been tarnished by a sexual harassment suit and questions of whether taxpayer dollars were used in mixing state and political business.


President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria before heading to the United Nations
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 23, 2014

Obama: US-Arab Strikes Show Unity Against Militants

President Barack Obama says the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone.''


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