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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
Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

October 22, 2014 6:32 am Photos

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Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

FILE - In this June 1, 2005 file photo, former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee leaves the Washington Post building in Washngton. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

October 22, 2014 6:32 am
Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

FILE - In this June 21, 1971 file photo, Washington Post Executive Director Ben Bradlee and Post Publisher Katharine Graham leave U.S. District Court in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post. (AP Photo, File)

October 22, 2014 6:32 am
Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama awards former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washing…

October 22, 2014 6:32 am
Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

FILE - In this June 11, 2012 file photo, Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post, listens during an event sponsored by The Washington Post to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate, at the Watergate office building in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014…

October 22, 2014 6:32 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Get the facts, fight to recover

October 18, 2014 12:00 am

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
Judge seals expenses for defense in Blount's trial

Judge seals expenses for defense in Blount's trial

CROWN POINT | A Lake County judge has ordered the county auditor's office to seal itemized billings, expenses and fees for the defense of a man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield. 

October 14, 2014 6:45 pm Related

Conservative bishops move away from gay overture

VATICAN CITY | A fight for the soul of the Catholic Church has broken out, and the first battlefield is a document on family values that pits increasingly alarmed conservatives against more progressive bishops emboldened by Pope Francis' vision of a church that is more merciful than moralistic.

October 14, 2014 4:57 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
NFL owners see video on domestic violence

NFL owners see video on domestic violence

NEW YORK | The presentation on domestic violence given to NFL owners on Wednesday included a video by a former player appealing for recognition and action.

October 08, 2014 5:00 pm
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
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