WASHINGTON | With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.
WASHINGTON | House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans' …
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | The federal government says nearly 3,500 Indiana residents chose a health insurance plan through the federally run online exchange during its first two months of operation.
AVANA | It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honor the late Nelson Mandela.
BANGUI, Central African Republic | Aid officials in Central African Republic say more than 500 people have been killed over the past week in sectarian fighting.
SPRINGFIELD | A major credit-rating house took a more positive outlook Tuesday on Illinois' ability to pay its debts, a rare economic bright spot for the state one week after lawmakers approved major pension-reform legislation.
INDIANAPOLIS | More than 10,000 low-income Indiana residents who participate in a state-run insurance plan will be able to keep their benefits through April.
NEW YORK | MTV's college channel has gone in two wildly different directions in naming Pope Francis and pop singer Lorde as its man and woman of the year.
GARY | A church whose small following cared for the homeless lost its storefront location when fire engulfed the building early Thursday.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Wednesday to a property tax levy for the upcoming year that they say remains at the same level it has been for years.
GLENWOOD | Come Jan. 1, it will cost more to rent one of the village's three park fieldhouses as well as the John H. Blakey Senior Center.
SPRINGFIELD | Labor union bosses, university presidents and pension system officials were asking what comes next a day after Illinois lawmakers voted to change retirement benefits for thousands of state employees and retirees.
CHICAGO | Veteran slugger Paul Konerko is returning to the Chicago White Sox.
WASHINGTON | Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.
The name of a state representative was incorrect in a story on Tuesday in the Illinois edition about candidates filing petitions to be on the March 18 primary ballot. State Rep. Will Davis is a Democrat from Homewood. The Times regrets the error.
The incorrect photo was published in some editions Monday in a story about the Rev. Thomas Engel, new pastor at Our Saviour Lutheran Church at 49th Avenue and Pierce Street in Gary. Here is the correct photo.
WASHINGTON | On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like Amazon.com, an outcome likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales.
Press delays have delayed delivery of Friday's edition of The Times to some readers.
HAMMOND | Police think alcohol was a factor in a head-on crash Sunday that killed an Illinois woman and injured four others.
Some notable quotations of John F. Kennedy:
BOSTON | There's no shortage of places for people to share memories of where they were 50 years ago when they found out John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. But a website debuting Monday aims to take the focus from past to future by asking people of all ages — even those who weren't alive …
MUNSTER | A strong storm left knocked down power lines and trees scattered across Northwest Indiana on Sunday causing more than 50,000 residents to lose power.
Joe E. Perez instilled strong family values in his children.
DALLAS | The mementos are everywhere, preserved for five decades by people who wish they could forget: Letters of grief and thanks, in a widow's hand. An unwanted wedding band. A rose stained with blood.
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