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EDITORIAL: Build Keystone XL for safety's sake

EDITORIAL: Build Keystone XL for safety's sake

The Keystone XL pipeline should be built as a way to make oil transportation safer.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Related

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Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.

March 27, 2014 5:30 pm
BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

WHITING | After the second day of cleanup, crews have removed the "vast majority" of surface oil floating in a Lake Michigan cove after BP Whiting Refinery discharged as much as 756 gallons of crude into the Great Lake.

March 26, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

Each year the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association develops its legislative priorities for the federal, state and county levels.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Preserve historic Pullman places, faces

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Preserve historic Pullman places, faces

“The stories are in these faces,” I said out loud while walking through the Historic Pullman Foundation Visitors Center. Looking at the historic images of the proud Pullman Porters and mustached Hotel Florence workers and guests, I saw stories waiting to be told.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Washington politics threatens to derail Iran nuclear accord

GUEST COMMENTARY: Washington politics threatens to derail Iran nuclear accord

Ambitious U.S. senators have suddenly emerged to try to derail the fragile interim nuclear agreement with Iran.

January 11, 2014 12:00 am

For Illinois senators, an odd public friendship

CHICAGO | On Capitol Hill, where the partisan divide runs so deep it has shut down the government, it can be unusual for members of opposing parties to publicly join together for much of anything — much less birthday cake.

December 20, 2013 11:51 pm

Coats, Kirk support Illiana

MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Sens. Dan Coats and Mark Kirk are throwing their support behind the Illiana Expressway, the proposed $1.3 billion highway that would link Interstate 55 in Illinois with Interstate 65 in Indiana.

December 06, 2013 2:37 pm
Rebounding from stroke, Kirk challenges GOP on issues

Rebounding from stroke, Kirk challenges GOP on issues

WASHINGTON | Last year U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., used a harness learning to walk again after a stroke that threatened not just his career but his life.

April 27, 2013 10:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Coats' vote was for less safety

Shame on U.S. Sen. Dan Coats for voting against the improved public safety that expanding background checks prior to gun sales would bring.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am

What makes Congressman Mark Kirk so special?

Was it just me or were other people disgusted with the news media report on Mark Kirk's return to Congress? Now granted all I know about him is he was elected to Congress as a Republican.

February 04, 2013 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Jackson successor: Will he keep the airport idea flying?

The resignation of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Sr. was pretty much telegraphed when it became clear he is under federal investigation.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Jackson left constituents in the dark

EDITORIAL: Jackson left constituents in the dark

When U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., began his medical leave of absence June 10, there's one thing he and his family neglected to do — alert the public.

June 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Charbonneau honored for work to overturn cop entry ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | The determination of state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, to undo a recent Indiana Supreme Court decision prohibiting Hoosiers from resisting unlawful police entry into their homes has won him accolades.

July 25, 2011 12:15 pm

Quinn to fed bailout: No, thanks

CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has two words for anyone talking bailout for the state: No, thanks.

February 09, 2011 12:00 am

Illinois congressional delegation to partner to clean up Great Lakes

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois' two U.S. senators and a couple of congressmen are pledging to rid the Great Lakes of pollution and promising hefty fines to municipalities that dump sewage in the source of drinking water for 30 million people.

January 23, 2011 12:00 am

Hackers crash Illinois Senate Dems' website

SPRINGFIELD | Unknown hackers shut down a state website for several hours Sunday and early Monday.

January 05, 2011 12:00 am
Blagojevich verdict voted top state story of 2010

Blagojevich verdict voted top state story of 2010

SPRINGFIELD | The highly anticipated trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- with its lone guilty verdict that set up a repeat trial in the coming year -- was 2010's top news story in Illinois, according to members of The Associated Press and the wire service's staff. The ongoing saga over a…

December 30, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Politicians, pundits seek success in the negative

"Shove it, buddy!" liberal talk show host Ed Schultz yelled at a caller to his radio program. When conservative pundit Glenn Beck decided to end a call to his own show, he shouted, "Get off my phone!"

November 28, 2010 12:00 am

‘Hot-button' issues pack veto session

SPRINGFIELD | Just as gamblers count cards to win against the house, some Illinois lawmakers are counting votes to win over the House.

November 16, 2010 12:00 am
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