President Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyard
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 14, 2014

President Comments On Events in Ferguson, Iraq

President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for the use of excessive force by police in the tense aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, and no excuse for violence against the police.


Sign in front of a lawn in Clinton, protesting the PCB waste.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
August 14, 2014

Federal EPA: No Action On Clinton PCBs For Now

The U.S. EPA has ruled that it won't issue a chemical waste permit to accept PCB waste in the Clinton Landfill.  This story is updated, with comments from the Illinois EPA.


Police walk through a cloud of smoke, clashing with protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday night.
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 14, 2014

Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Faceoff

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters, armored vehicles and the threat of arrests Wednesday to try to control an area that's been torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager this past weekend.


August 13, 2014

Report: Bias Seen In Illinois Police Search Data

A new report finds signs of racial bias in data collected about police searches during traffic stops in Illinois, in a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union.


August 13, 2014

10,300 Illinoisans’ Health Coverage In Jeopardy

More than 10,000 Illinois residents who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care law could have their coverage canceled if they don't send citizenship and immigration documents to confirm their eligibility by Sept. 5.


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