Blagojevich praises Trump from Chicago home after release

By MICHAEL TARM AP Legal Affairs Writer

February 19, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich gushed about Donald Trump after the Republican president commuted his sentence for political corruption,speaking Wednesday at a press event outside his Chicago home...

Democrats on edge after 2020 election season’s ragged launch

By JULIE PACE AP Washington Bureau Chief

February 13, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For Democrats, this was supposed be a moment to begin easing three years of built-up of anxieties. Instead, the launch of the 2020 presidential primary has left the party deeply unsettled and President Donald...

AP: Chicago’s low-income communities receiving a $20M investment


January 28, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Underprivileged areas in Chicago will receive an estimated $20 million investment for revitalization efforts that prioritize affordable housing and economic development, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Gov....

AP: Teacher’s cancer doesn’t cloud her love for children

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January 27, 2020

By CODY CUTTER Sauk Valley Media DIXON, Ill. (AP) — Joan Miller returned Wednesday to her home away from home. Busy preschoolers drew crayon pictures in the classroom at St. Mary School that has belonged to Miller for 23...

AP: African Americans take on more debt for grad school – but the payoff is also bigger

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January 24, 2020

Jaymes Pyne Stanford University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jaymes Pyne, Stanford University and Eric Grodsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison (THE...

Next stop, Brexit: Britain’s EU divorce bill becomes law

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January 23, 2020

Next stop, Brexit: Britain's EU divorce bill becomes law By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain's delayed and disputed Brexit bill became law on Thursday, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving...

AP: Kansas suspends De Sousa indefinitely for K-State brawl

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January 22, 2020

Kansas suspends De Sousa indefinitely for K-State brawl By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — No. 3 Kansas suspended forward Silvio De Sousa indefinitely Wednesday for his role in the Jayhawks' brawl with...

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