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EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

EPA releases plan to improve Great Lakes

CHICAGO | The Obama administration announced an updated five-year plan for restoring the Great Lakes on Wednesday, calling for accelerated efforts to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff and restore plant and wildlife habitat.

September 24, 2014 1:23 pm

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Good people stop bullying

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies, a strategy that is raising concern among Catholic health care systems.

September 03, 2014 7:29 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Indiana needs more complete data on school bullying

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Health care signups pick up but may not close gap

WASHINGTON | With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.

December 11, 2013 3:31 pm Related

Feds: More than 7K Illinoisans select health plans

CHICAGO | More than 7,000 Illinois residents signed up for private insurance coverage in the first two months of the troubled HealthCare.gov website, less than 30 percent of the federal government's projection for the state's enrollment at this point of the rollout.

December 11, 2013 11:15 am
Purdue eager for new start with Hazell, Henry

Purdue eager for new start with Hazell, Henry

WEST LAFAYETTE | Darrell Hazell is all about formality.

August 28, 2013 7:15 pm
Penn State women appear built to last in Big Ten

Penn State women appear built to last in Big Ten

It looks like coach Coquese Washington is building her Penn State program to last.

October 30, 2012 4:20 pm
Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

NEW YORK | Rather than leave a 56-year-old uniform hanging in a closet at his Idaho home, Don Larsen decided it should be used for education.

October 25, 2012 7:15 pm
Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

Sports stars sell memories, beat tax increase

New York Yankees great Don Larsen reacts during a news conference in June announcing the auction of his 1956 perfect game uniform in New York.

October 25, 2012 3:13 am
New look, new definitions of success for Penn St

New look, new definitions of success for Penn St

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. | Winning still means everything to Penn State linebacker Mike Mauti, but success this season won't be defined by titles or a bowl.

August 09, 2012 6:00 pm
Penn St fined $60M, wins vacated from '98-11

Penn St fined $60M, wins vacated from '98-11

Penn State Office of Physical Plant workers cover the statue of former football coach Joe Paterno near Beaver Stadium on Penn State's campus in State College, Pa., on Sunday, July 22, 2012. The university announced earlier Sunday that it was taking down the monument in the wake of an investi…

July 23, 2012 9:06 am
Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

WASHINGTON | America's historic health care overhaul, certain now to touch virtually every citizen's life, narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court on Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.

June 28, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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Romney response to Supreme Court on health care

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to Thursday's Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama health care law, as transcribed by Roll Call:

June 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Urban hospitals propose Illinois Medicaid plan

CHICAGO | A coalition of Chicago-area hospitals that serve the poor called on Illinois officials to go after more federal money before cutting their Medicaid funding, a proposition dismissed by state health officials as based on unrealistic assumptions.

March 28, 2012 7:30 pm
The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever

The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever

The first census data on the 90-plus population highlights America's ever-increasing life spans, which are redefining what it means to be old.

November 22, 2011 1:00 pm

Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

Next governor likely to complete Interstate 69

October 29, 2011 12:00 am

Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

It's appropriate to reconsider state's caps on liability

October 08, 2011 12:00 am
Curbs on youngest drivers may have bad side effect later

Curbs on youngest drivers may have bad side effect later

Strong driver's license laws have led to fewer fatal crashes among 16-year-olds but with a disturbing side effect: more fatal accidents among 18-year-olds, a nationwide study found.

September 26, 2011 1:00 pm
Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

Families urge action as U.S. drafts Alzheimer's plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened over eight long years, so did Doreen Alfaro's bills: The walker, then the wheelchair, then the hospital bed, then the diapers — and the caregivers hired for more and more hours a day so Alfaro could go to work and her elderly father coul…

September 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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