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  Former U.S. first lady and secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton is to receive “The Order of Lincoln” award in her home state of Illinois.

Illinois honors Hillary Clinton with Lincoln award

Updated: 3/20/2014 05:28 PM

  Nick Provenzano, who lost the GOP nod for McHenry County clerk, can’t put his finger on why his name recognition and history in county politics weren’t enough to overcome what he called his opponent’s negative campaigning. Mary...

McClellan says hard work, meeting the people put her over the top

Updated: 3/20/2014 05:03 PM

  Wheeling Township Democrats will host representatives from the re-election campaigns of Congressmen Tammy Duckworth, Jan Schakowsky and Brad Schneider on Wednesday, March 26. “This is a great opportunity for voters to learn more about the...

Wheeling Dems host congressional campaign leaders

Updated: 3/20/2014 05:01 PM

  Both Republican candidates for the 81st state House seat in the Downers Grove and Naperville area say the race they waged for their party’s nomination was “tough,” but both also say it’s over. Challenger Keith Matune, who...

Matune won’t challenge vote in ‘tough’ 81st House race

Updated: 3/20/2014 02:39 PM

  Chicago Bulls Ambassador Bob Love, Benny the Bull and the Luvabulls will meet and greet guests from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the grand opening of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 2089 Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates. Mayor William McLeod...

Bob Love, Luvabulls at new Dunkin’ Donuts

Updated: 3/20/2014 12:37 PM

  Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he has the backing of some Illinois Democrats and independents. Speaking Thursday at a news conference in downtown Chicago, the Winnetka venture capitalist says he’s received support from...

Rauner has support from some non-Republicans

Updated: 3/20/2014 02:30 PM

  Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation’s largest oil spill. The 987-foot tanker, carrying 53 million gallons of crude, struck Bligh Reef at...

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Updated: 3/20/2014 07:00 AM

  “Come, gentle Spring! Ethereal mildness, come,” poet James Thompson of Scotland wrote in 1728. But the kilt-friendly, Scottish winter of 1727-28 was nothing compared to our long-underwear-required suburban winter of discontent in 2013-14.

Officially, winter gives way to spring today

Updated: 3/20/2014 05:20 AM

  A judge Wednesday sharply reduced an ex-Wheaton College professor's sentence for possessing child porn. Three overlooked videos, Judge John Kinsella said, were “disgusting” but not as egregious as a DVD he did view before sentencing...

Ex-Wheaton College prof's sentence lowered in child porn case

Updated: 3/20/2014 11:06 AM

  Kirk Dillard has some “what ifs” but says he has no regrets as he prepares to return to life as a private citizen. Dillard gambled his state Senate seat, which he's held since 1995, on a gubernatorial victory. He'll leave office in...

Dillard 'looking forward, not backward' after loss

Updated: 3/20/2014 05:13 AM

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