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  • Indiana gives BP a pass on mercury

    Indiana gives BP a pass on mercury
    Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged into Lake Michigan by its massive refinery about 20 miles southeast of...
  • Obama to speak Friday at Hyde Park high school

    Obama to speak Friday at Hyde Park high school
    In addition to speaking at a South Side high school Friday, President Barack Obama is expected to meet privately with 20 young black men there to discuss the challenges of growing up in a rough neighborhood. White House officials asked Principal Antonio...
  • Roosevelt students lead campaign against armed police in Chicago schools

    Roosevelt students lead campaign against armed police in Chicago schools
    Roosevelt University students and faculty are leading a letter-writing campaign to urge U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk to combat violence by pushing for more counselors, not armed police, in Chicago schools. More than 15 Roosevelt students,...
  • Wealthy Rauner launches exploration of Republican governor bid

    Wealthy Rauner launches exploration of Republican governor bid
    Wealthy Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner moved a step closer Tuesday toward a potential bid for the Republican governor nomination, filing papers to form an exploratory committee and launching a 60-day listening tour of the state. The venture capitalist...
  • Illinois Republican chairman under fire for pro-gay marriage stance

    Illinois Republican chairman under fire for pro-gay marriage stance
    Illinois Republican Party leaders are scheduled to gather behind closed doors Saturday to discuss the fate of state GOP Chairman Pat Brady following his endorsement of same-sex marriage. But it’s unclear whether the Republican State Central...
  • Durbin telling top Democrats he'll seek re-election in 2014

    Durbin telling top Democrats he'll seek re-election in 2014
    Dick Durbin, Illinois’ senior U.S. senator and the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber, is telling top Democrats he will seek a fourth term in 2014, sources familiar with his decision said Friday. Durbin’s re-election bid alleviates any concerns...
  • Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others

    Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others
    It’s been nearly three years since Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed with a gun purchased in Mississippi by a straw purchaser -- a person who buys guns for those who aren't allowed to. But on Friday, his sister Sandra...
  • Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote

    Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote
    WASHINGTON — Illinois' two senators took opposing sides today as a measure to extend unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed passed a test vote in the Senate. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted yes and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.,...
  • Obama administration releases to lawmakers Iran nuclear deal text

    WASHINGTON – Facing congressional demands for more details, the Obama administration Thursday released to lawmakers the nine-page text of world powers’ latest nuclear deal with Iran. It sent the document, which lays out how the group will...
  • Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled

    Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled
    WASHINGTON — Speaking today on behalf of his "fellow broken people," Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012, urged the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled. Kirk, who is retired from the Navy Reserve,...
  • The answer on Iran? Yes.

    After years of fruitless negotiations, the United States may soon face an unfamiliar problem in its long confrontation with Iran: Are we willing to take yes for an answer? Negotiators are scheduled to meet again in Geneva this week to try to move toward...