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US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate. More>>

Quinn: Tighter controls after Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead Video included

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The state of Illinois is trying to recoup roughly $12 million its Medicaid program paid in medical services for dead recipients. More>>

Gov. Quinn backs state spending for Obama library

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Gov. Pat Quinn is throwing his support behind a proposal to spend $100 million in state funds to sweeten Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library and museum. More>>

New report: Taxpayers owe $56B in unfunded retiree health care costs Video included

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A new study forecasts that health insurance for retired state employees will cost billions of dollars more than previously thought. More>>

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign. More>>

Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't actively campaign for the dairy magnate. More>>

Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor Video included

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Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation's third-largest city. More>>

Senators accuse GM of covering up defective switch Video included

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Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths, and pressed CEO Mary Barra to commit to punishing anyone involved. More>>

LeDuff: Don't just blame GM, blame the politicians too Video included

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Remember Government Motors? That's a huge, overlooked detail in this whole GM recall crisis. And when Charlie LeDuff confronted Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) about it, he didn't want to discuss it.
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Obama levies new round of sanctions on Russia

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President Obama says the U.S. is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia, both inside and outside the government, in retaliation for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine. More>>

Putin declares Crimea `sovereign and independent`

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Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized Crimea as a "sovereign and independent country" Monday, just hours after the strategic Black Sea peninsula declared it had broken away from Ukraine. More>>

Russia in patriotic fervor over Crimea

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Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday in anticipation of bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square chanting "Crimea is Russia!" More>>

Obama: West won't let Kremlin carve up Ukraine Video included

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President Barack Obama ordered the West's first sanctions in response to Russia's military takeover of Crimea on Thursday, declaring his determination not to let the Kremlin carve up Ukraine. More>>

Crimea to vote to split from Ukraine, join Russia

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Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. More>>

Diplomatic exit for Ukraine? Talks, $15B in EU aid Video included

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The European Union prepared a $15 billion aid package to Ukraine on Wednesday and froze the assets of 18 people blamed for looting the treasury of the nearly bankrupt country. More>>

US prepares $1B aid package for troubled Ukraine Video included

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In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine's new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way. More>>

Russia test-fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

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Russia successfully test-fired an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Tuesday, Fox News confirmed. More>>

US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Video included

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The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. More>>

White House expert Laura Schwartz talks Clinton documents

Former White House insider Laura Schwartz joined FOX 32 News at Noon to discuss Clinton administration documents that will soon be released. More>>

Arizona governor vetoes 'religious freedom' bill Video included

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Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination.
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Congress skeptical about plan to shrink military Video included

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The Obama administration's push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon's vision for a new security strategy. More>>

Inside scoop on Hollande at White House state dinner: Laura Schwartz

French president Francois Hollande is in the United States for a state dinner Tuesday night at the White House. Political insider Laura Schwartz explains why his love life is taking center stage. More>>

New poll shows impact of Rutherford harassment allegations Video included

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There are now signs that the salacious, now 10-day old story is hurting Treasurer Dan Rutherford's campaign for governor. More>>

EXCLUSIVE: Ill. Treasurer Rutherford responds to harassment claim

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FOX 32 News has exclusive new information about explosive allegations against Republican gubernatorial candidate and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford. More>>

Former 2nd lady Joan Mondale dies at age 83

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Joan Mondale, who burnished a reputation as "Joan of Art" for her passionate advocacy for the arts while her husband was vice president and a U.S. ambassador, died Monday. She was 83. More>>

President Obama to give State of the Union then travel across the country

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President Obama gives his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Then, he's hitting the road. More>>

US eases sanctions as Iran implements nuclear deal Video included

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The United States will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after it began shutting down its most sensitive nuclear work on Monday, the White House said. More>>

Obama: Pot is not more dangerous than alcohol

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President Barack Obama said he doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer." More>>

`TIME` Magazine`s new cover causes debate Video included

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TIME Magazine's is about debut a new cover that has already got many people talking. More>>

Four of 11 counts dropped against NATO 3

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Cook County prosecutors have dismissed some arson and weapons charges against the out-of-town protesters known as the NATO 3, lawyers confirmed Tuesday. More>>

Quinn: Illinois has largest soybean harvest in US

Statistics show Illinois is the country's largest producer of soybeans. More>>

Ariel Sharon, former Israeli PM, dies at 85

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Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85. More>>

Damage-control scramble followed NJ lane closings

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Officials squabbled over media leaks and scrambled to control the publicity damage in the days after lane closings near the George Washington Bridge caused huge traffic jams that now appear to have been politically orchestrated by members of Gov. Chris Christie's administration, documents released Friday show. More>>

U.S. Marine Corps delay new requirements for female recruits

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The U.S. Marine Corps have delayed starting a new requirement for female recruits. More>>

New laws going into effect in Illinois on Jan. 1 Video included

More than 200 new laws will go into effect in Illinois come Jan. 1. FOX 32's Larry Yellen explains how a number of them could have an immediate or significant impact on residents' lives. More>>

Obama creates international incident with `selfie` at Mandela service Video included

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Call it the selfie seen 'round the world. More>>

Obama: Nuclear deal blocks Iran's path to bomb

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Iran struck a historic deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program in the most significant agreement between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement. More>>

Dems take shots as Christie presidential talk heats up

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It didn't take Democrats long to get in their shots at potential 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie. More>>

Federal food stamp program to lose $5B, reductions begin Friday Video included

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The federal food stamp program is losing $5 billion this week. A smaller food budget for thousands of Illinois families puts Chicago at the tipping point. More>>

Political analyst Thom Serafin speaks on gerrymandering and Washington

Very little is getting done in Washington because of political in-fighting. A growing number of people are blaming gerrymandering for the problem. Political analyst Thom Serafin explains. More>>

What to watch for during fall legislative session: Flannery

A new legislative session starts Tuesday in Springfield and FOX32 political editor Mike Flannery discusses the things to watch for. More>>

U.S. debt ceiling debate: Costs & consequences

Economist Dr. Faisal Rahman, the Dean of the Graham School of Management at St. Xavier University, discusses the cost and consequences if the United States defaults on its debt obligation. More>>

Willis Report: Understanding Obamacare costs

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The success of Obamacare and the health exchanges that opened this week hinges on one thing: Whether or not the 57 million young people under the age of 65 participate.
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War memorials closed to visiting 'Honor Flight' veterans due to shutdown Video included

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Some of our war heroes are in a precarious position. About 150 World War II and Korean War veterans from Iowa had their communities pay for their "Honor Flight."
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Gun laws debate: Will a harsher crackdown on illegal possession work?

Mayor Emanuel is demanding Illinois lawmakers pass a mandatory 3-year prison term for anyone who illegally carries a gun in Chicago. Todd Vandermyde, lobbyist for the NRA, reacts to this push.

 
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Pension Debate: Should government workers be moved to a 401K?

Is the fix for Chicago's debt to move the city of Chicago workers from their current pension system to a 401K-style pension? Ted Dabrowski, VP of the Illinois Policy Institute, shares his thoughts. More>>

Gun control debate: Are stricter gun laws needed?

President Obama called the Navy Yard shooting the latest example of why stricter gun laws are needed. Is he right? Downstate lawmaker Brandon Phelps and State Rep. Scott Drury debate both sides. More>>

Kerry: Syria chemical arms use 'moral obscenity'

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Secretary of State John Kerry declared Monday that there was "undeniable" evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria. More>>

Community groups, school councils to boycott CPS Video included

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Chicago Public School students go back to class in five days, on Monday, Aug. 26. Concerns remain over Safe Passage routes, and community groups plan to take action in a big way. More>>

Protesters demand organ transplants for undocumented immigrants

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Monday marks the seventh day of a hunger strike for protesters demanding access to organ transplants for undocumented immigrants at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. More>>

First medical marijuana clinic in Illinois opens in Wicker Park: Tammy Jacobi

The first medical marijuana clinic in the city and the state opens in Wicker Park on Wednesday. Good Intentions president and registered nurse Tammy Jacobi explained what the change means for patients. More>>

Rush seeks $100M for trauma centers in violent neighborhoods Video included

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Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush says he has introduced legislation seeking funds to build hospital trauma centers in places like Chicago's South Side that needs them the most. More>>

Governor Quinn signs Medicaid expansion into law Video included

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Illinois became the latest state Monday to implement a central part of President Barack Obama's health care law by expanding Medicaid to cover low-income adults who don't have children at home.
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Durbin, Dart ask police to help trace guns used in violent crimes Video included

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Sen. Dick Durbin unveiled new legislation on Monday, which would give law enforcement more incentive to report guns recovered from violent crimes to a national database. More>>

City Council passes changes to assault weapons ban, Safe Passage Video included

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Chicago is at the tipping point when it comes to violence. In a rare special session, City Council took up two ordinances Wednesday: one on the assault weapons ban and the other on Safe Passage. More>>

Quinn suspends Ill. lawmaker pay over inaction on pension crisis Video included

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Gov. Pat Quinn moved to halt Illinois lawmakers' pay Wednesday, following through on his warning of consequences if they failed to come up with a solution to the state's nearly $100 billion pension crisis.
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State Rep. disgusted over changes to concealed carry bill

State Rep. Brandon Phelps, the concealed-carry measure's chief House sponsor, talks about his thoughts on Gov. Quinn's changes to the bill. More>>

Former. Miss America running for U.S. Congress

She's a former Miss America and a Harvard grad and she just made a big announcement. Native Chicagoan Erika Harold is making a bid for U.S. Congress. More>>

Eric Wallace in tough battle for 2nd District Republican nomination

The 2nd district seat has been held by democrats for half a century, but there will be a Republican challenger to whomever wins the Democratic party. Top contender Eric Wallace speaks about the close race.
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Sequester looms, Obama intensifies campaign against Republicans

The federal government is bracing for next week's sequester, as President Obama intensifies his campaign against congressional republicans. FOX's Doug Luzader reports from Washington. More>>

Mayor Emanuel throws hottest inauguration after party: Midnight Underground

Mayor Rahm Emanuel played host Monday night to what was being described as the hottest inauguration "after" party. FOX 32 News Political Editor Mike Flannery reports from outside the Midnight Underground. More>>

NY seals first state gun laws since Newtown massacre

Lawmakers in New York are about to pass one of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. But not everyone is happy with it. Some say it could cost the state jobs. FOX News Senior Correspondent Eric Shawn reports. More>>

President Obama tries to assemble second term team, faces resistance

President Obama is about to wage a battle with Congress on several fronts as he tries to assemble his second term team. FOX's Doug Luzader had the story Tuesday morning from Washington. More>>

Northeast lawmakers incensed after plans to aid Sandy victims scrapped

Plans to vote on aid for victims of Super-storm Sandy have been scrapped, and that's not sitting well with lawmakers from the Northeast. FOX News Correspondent Lauren Green has the reaction. More>>

How much you`ll be paying if we go over the `fiscal cliff`

What if the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff? With no deal in sight and a Jan. 1 deadline, many Americans are worried. FOX's Molly Henneberg shows what could be coming - out of your bank account. More>>

Congress on holiday break, fiscal cliff deadline coming fast

Congress is shut down for the holiday, and the president is on vacation with his family in Hawaii. But he may have to cut it short, as the fiscal cliff deadline looms. FOX's Nicole Collins reports. More>>

Washington politicians still far apart on fiscal cliff compromise

Politicians may have to work through the holidays because the president and house speaker still appear far apart on how to avert the approaching fiscal cliff. FOX's Jennifer Davis reports. More>>

Less than a month find compromise, avoid fiscal cliff

President Obama gave his proposal and the Republicans have given theirs. Now there's less than a month less to find common ground. FOX'S Craig Boswell has the latest on the fiscal cliff debate. More>>

President Obama takes on fiscal cliff, Benghazi investigation

President Obama juggled a number of issues Thursday, from the fiscal cliff to hearings into the attack on the American embassy in Libya - which left four Americans dead. FOX's Doug Luzader reports. More>>

Tone of cooperation in Washington after President Obama re-elected

FOX News Correspondent Nicole Collins reports live from Washington with the latest on reaction to President Obama's re-election, from both sides. More>>

Obama, Romney hit campaign trail after final debate

The 2012 presidential debates are in the history books. The question is, have the voters been swayed one way or another? FOX's Jennifer Davis has the latest on the campaign's final stretch. More>>

Presidential candidates focus on Ohio, polls show state support shift

All eyes remain on Ohio, a "must win" state in the race for the White House. Mitt Romney is staying another day, while the president returns to Washington after visiting the Buckeye State. More>>

Obama administration faces tough questions about consulate attack in Libya

The Obama administration will face some tough questions about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff. FOX's Doug Luzader has more. More>>

Presidential candidates fire shots on campaign trail in swing states

It's back to the swing states for President Obama and Mitt Romney, which may likely determine the presidency. Both candidates are firing shots. Even Sesame Street has become an issue. More>>

Polls show the race for president tightening, four weeks before election

There are four weeks to go before the election, and more polls are confirming that the race for president is tightening. FOX's Doug Luzader has the story. More>>

Presidential race heats up, VP candidates prepare for only debate

The presidential race is heating up, as the Nov. 6 election looms - and the polls are on the move. Vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan's only face off will take place Thursday. More>>

Unemployment numbers help Obama after disappointing debate performance

President Obama and Mitt Romney are back on the campaign trail, in the same key swing state. But the new jobs report helped the president after a disappointing debate performance. More>>

Both presidential candidates break from campaign to prepare for debates

The highly-anticipated first presidential debate is only one day away. Both President Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney are taking a break from campaigning for some last minute prep-work. More>>

Obama, Romney campaigns gear up for presidential debate

The presidential campaigns are playing the expectations game just two days before the first big debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. FOX's Doug Luzader has the story. More>>

FOX News poll shows tight race between Obama, Romney

As both presidential candidates prepare for next week's first debate, a new FOX News poll shows the race remains within the margin of error. FOX's Doug Luzader reports from Washington. More>>

Obama, Romney prepare for presidential election debate

With Election 2012 just a little over a month away, both candidates in the race for president are campaigning hard and getting ready for their next big test: a debate. FOX"s Doug Luzader reports. More>>

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran to address United Nations

The president of Iran takes center stage at the United Nations Wednesday, and he is expected to have some tough words for the United States and its allies. FOX's Doug Luzader has more. More>>

President Obama, Mitt Romney pushed on campaign issues on '60 Minutes'

President Obama and Romney were pushed on foreign policy, jobs, economy and campaign on "60 Minutes." It's widely viewed as a preview of the upcoming debates. FOX's Craig Boswell reports. More>>

President Obama, Mitt Romney gear up for first face-to-face

President Obama and Mitt Romney mostly let new campaign ads to the talking this weekend. Both candidates are closing in on their first face to face meeting. FOX's Craig Boswell explains. More>>

Federal Reserve move raises concerns about inflation

There was lots of buzz in Washington Friday over the dramatic move made by the Federal Reserve. FOX's Doug Luzader explains how it could impact the economy in the days leading up to the election. More>>

Anti-American protests in Middle East after murders of US ambassador and staff

Anti-American protests in the Middle East after the deaths of US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and his staff. FOX's Doug Luzader reports on an effort to send a message on the 9/11 anniversary. More>>

Mitt Romney visits Lake Forest as 2012 election campaigns heat up

Mitt Romney will be in Lake Forest for a fundraiser Monday. Since the conventions are over, candidates will turn up the heat as election day gets closer. FOX's Doug Luzader has more. More>>

Rev. Anthony Williams to run against Jesse Jackson Jr. for 2nd district

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A well known minister is running for Congress against Jesse Jackson Jr. in November. More>>

Democrats prepare for national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

While the Republicans pack up and leave Tampa, the Democrats are just moving into Charlotte, N.C. to open their national convention next week. FOX's Doug Luzader has a preview. More>>

Tampa prepares for GOP National Convention as Isaac looms

The city of Tampa is preparing for a hurricane that could hit just as the Republican National Convention is scheduled to open. FOX's Craig Patrick explains how they're preparing for Isaac. More>>

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  • FOX 32 Sunday: Adam Pollet, Part 3

    FOX 32 Sunday: Adam Pollet, Part 3

    Adam Pollet, Director of the Ill. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, discusses some of Gov. Pat Quinn's policies and the economic future of the state.
    Adam Pollet, Director of the Ill. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, discusses some of Gov. Pat Quinn's policies and the economic future of the state.
  • FOX 32 Sunday: Adam Pollet, Part 2

    FOX 32 Sunday: Adam Pollet, Part 2

    Adam Pollet, Director of the Ill. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, discusses why some business owners feel Illinois would rather see them leave than stay.
    Adam Pollet, Director of the Ill. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, discusses why some business owners feel Illinois would rather see them leave than stay.
  • FOX 32 Sunday: Adam Pollet, Part 1

    FOX 32 Sunday: Adam Pollet, Part 1

    Adam Pollet, Director of the Ill. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, discusses the recent drop in the state's unemployment rate and how it compares to other Midwestern states.
    Adam Pollet, Director of the Ill. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, discusses the recent drop in the state's unemployment rate and how it compares to other Midwestern states.
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    Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results

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    New partial results released in Afghanistan's presidential election show candidate Abdullah Abdullah still is the front-runner, though a runoff election will be likely.
    Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a...
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    Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

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    Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are calling Sunday for stronger sanctions against Russia
    Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United...
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    Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

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    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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