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Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis responds to a reporter's question after a televised debate against Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, Ill., has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, …

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm
Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, left, is fitted for a microphone Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago before his debate with challenger Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, right for their first of two televised debates before the Nov. 4 election. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar G…

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm
Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, left, jokes about only getting one page of paper for notes before his debate with challenger, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis for their first of two televised debates before the Nov. 4 election, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entr…

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm
Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin responds to a reporter's question after a debate with challenger, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the sec…

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm
Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a…

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm
Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, checks his watch before a debate against challenger, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, their first of two televised debates before the Nov. 4 election. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat …

October 22, 2014 9:23 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Supreme Court sides with equality for all

October 18, 2014 12:00 am

Bail bid dropped for boy in killing of 90-year-old

HONESDALE, Pa. | A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.

October 15, 2014 4:50 pm

Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway | Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi, of India, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

October 10, 2014 6:05 pm Related
Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, stands with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson, left, as they listen to Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin, right, outside the courthouse after making his first court appearance Wednesday in Conroe, Texas. A Texas judge has tentatively set a Dec. 1 tri…

October 08, 2014 3:59 pm
Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

Tentative December trial date set in Peterson case

CONROE, Texas | Adrian Peterson is hoping to go to trial as soon as possible. Whether the star running back for the Vikings returns to the playing field any time soon is another question entirely.

October 08, 2014 3:59 pm

Homeless Indiana vets get $605,000 for housing

INDIANAPOLIS | The federal government is giving more than $605,000 in rental vouchers to Indiana public housing agencies, including one in Gary, to help 127 homeless Hoosier veterans find permanent housing.

October 02, 2014 6:26 am

Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

CHICAGO | Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.

September 29, 2014 8:15 am

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
Miley Cyrus: 'I'm in constant gratitude of life'

Miley Cyrus: 'I'm in constant gratitude of life'

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

August 25, 2014 12:47 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Indiana needs more complete data on school bullying

August 16, 2014 12:00 am
NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm
NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

The NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating marijuana's tenuous relationship with what is being recognized, more and more, as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. "It's not, 'Let's go smoke a joint,''' retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington, left, said. "It's, wha…

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

State slinks further into ethics morass

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
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