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  • Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform

    Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform
    The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation. Five major foundations, headlined by a...
  • Garner family update: Alzheimer's isolates patients and caregivers alike

    Garner family update: Alzheimer's isolates patients and caregivers alike
      Editor's note: In 2011, Newport News resident Jim Garner, now 52, was diagnosed with "mild cognitive impairment" and deemed at high risk for developing Alzheimer's. The Daily Press first profiled the Garner family, their struggles with Early Onset...
  • Voters are left in the dark on campaign spending by corporations

    Voters are left in the dark on campaign spending by corporations
    Voters are usually inclined to vote their pocketbooks. But that's become more difficult with every election, as the pocketbooks that carry the most weight aren't those of the individual voter, but corporations and plutocrats. Recent history tells us...
  • Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause

     Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause
    To help tens of thousands of Chicago-area Catholic school students, Cardinal Francis George has gone to Springfield, launched a $350 million fundraising campaign and just last week put the archdiocese's schools in his will. But his 17-year tenure has...
  • Visconti Drops Out Of Race For Governor

    Visconti Drops Out Of Race For Governor
    Independent candidate Joe Visconti abruptly dropped out of the race for Connecticut governor on Sunday and endorsed Republican challenger Tom Foley. The move could provide a boost to Foley in a race recent polls have put at a dead heat. Visconti made...
  • Batavia considers lowering speed limit on residential street

    Batavia considers lowering speed limit on residential street
    Batavia aldermen assured a resident who has frequently lobbied for the city to lower its speed limits on residential streets that they are still considering the change but want to do more research. James Gorski, who lives in the 700 block of Blaine...
  • Visconti Drops Out Of Governor's Race, Supports Foley

    Visconti Drops Out Of Governor's Race, Supports Foley
    BROOKFIELD — Independent candidate Joseph Visconti abruptly dropped out of the race for governor on Sunday and endorsed Republican challenger Tom Foley. The surprise move – only two days before the election - could provide a boost to Foley in...
  • Brown makes small-town campaign stop as Kashkari courts city voters

    Brown makes small-town campaign stop as Kashkari courts city voters
    Gov. Jerry Brown held his grand finale as a gubernatorial candidate Saturday before a warm, jeans-clad crowd in this tiny Colusa County farm town, forgoing the glare of the big city on the final weekend before the Nov. 4 election to be near his family's...
  • Brittany Maynard ends her life using Oregon's assisted-suicide law

    Brittany Maynard ends her life using Oregon's assisted-suicide law
    Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman suffering from brain cancer who became an advocate for terminally ill patients who want to end their own lives, has died using Oregon's doctor-assisted suicide law, an advocacy group said Sunday. Maynard "passed...
  • Downers Grove to hear plan for condos as historic home faces demolition

    Downers Grove to hear plan for condos as historic home faces demolition
    Downers Grove officials are set to review a proposal for a downtown condo building at the site of a 19th-century home that residents are trying to save from demolition. The village's plan commission will discuss the application for the five-story...
  • Town gears up to mark 35th Montverde Day

    The 35th annual Montverde Day Festival and Carnival will kick off Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. with a carnival at Kirk Park, 17436 Division St. Saturday's activities run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring entertainment, more than 140 vendor booths including...