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  House Republicans generally avoided talk of replacement measures on Tuesday as they mobilized for an election-season vote to repeal the health care law that stands as President Barack Obama's signature domestic accomplishment.

GOP offering health care repeal without alternative

Updated: 7/10/2012 09:39 PM

  Spot federal inspections of railway bridges could improve safety but are costly also, Sen. Dick Durbin says.While at a news conference concerning the federal transportation funding bill, Durbin talked about a railway bridge collapse in Glenview that...

Durbin wants feds to check for vulnerable bridges

Updated: 7/10/2012 10:36 AM

  Illinois lawmakers aren't giving up their fight against Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to close prisons and juvenile facilities. Some legislators said Tuesday that they will try to block Quinn's action this fall. And a major state-employees union is urging...

Lawmakers speak out against closing state prisons

Updated: 7/10/2012 04:30 PM

  University of Illinois leaders say the school is operating in a tough financial environment, but they plan to give faculty merit-based raises this summer that will average 2.5 percent.

U of I plans faculty raises despite state cuts

Updated: 7/10/2012 04:29 PM

  A former Brookings Institution economist has been tapped to direct a public policy research center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Howard Wial conducted public policy research on urban and regional economies as a Brookings fellow.

UIC names Brookings economist to lead center

Updated: 7/10/2012 04:28 PM

  Last month, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that will eliminate reduced or even free health insurance for more than 80,000 retired government employees. Retired judge Gordon Maag wants the law declared unconstitutional. He's also asking that his lawsuit...

Retired judge sues over new health care charges

Updated: 7/10/2012 04:27 PM

  The Illinois Department of Employment Security has started checking the roll of people receiving unemployment benefits to find those who might be ineligible because they're in jail. The department said Tuesday that its checks have so far turned up...

State checks for inmates collecting unemployment

Updated: 7/10/2012 06:42 PM

  The Buffalo Grove Thunder, a 12-and-under travel baseball team, captured the Mid Suburban Baseball League National League championship July 1 with a 14-3 victory.

Your news BG Thunder 12U takes Mid-Suburban League title

Updated: 7/10/2012 02:23 PM

  Chippewa Park in Des Plaines has a new playground just in time for summer.

Chippewa Park has new playground

Updated: 7/10/2012 02:12 PM

  Hanover Township has launched a new iPhone app to give residents another tool to stay informed and up to date on what is happening in their community.

Hanover Township launches app for iPhone users

Updated: 7/10/2012 02:10 PM

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