US home prices

US home prices rose by most in nearly 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring selling season.


Snow plows lined up at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. (AP Photo)

Nearly 1,000 flights canceled at Chicago airports

CHICAGO (AP) — Airlines have canceled nearly 1,000 flights at Chicago airports because a winter storm is forecast to bring up to 10 inches of snow to northern Illinois.


California Health Insurance Exchange

Myriad languages, cultures challenge health reform

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – While new marketplaces are being created for buying health insurance, many states are facing cultural and language hurdles in trying to promote and explain the changes to ethnic and hard-to-reach populations.


2 actors get $500,000 inheritance from a fan

Actors Kevin Brophy and Peter Barton were bequeathed $500,000 each by Ray Fulk of Lincoln, Illinois. According to the newspaper The State Journal-Register, Fulk, who never met Barton or Brophy, was a fan of their TV shows.


Atlanta to San Diego: 7 cities’ pension problems

The Associated Press recaps seven cities with pension problems.


New laws at a glance: Eyedrops, brakes, Facebook

(AP) – As 2013 begins, many states are enacting new laws. Here’s a look at some of them.


US Senator of Illinois Dick Durbin

Durbin: White House no longer considering increase in Medicare age

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of President Barack Obama’s top Senate allies says an increase in the Medicare eligibility age is “no longer one of the items being considered by the White House” in the negotiations on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.”


Jesse Jackson Jr. submits letter of resignation

CHICAGO (AP) – Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned after a months-long leave for mental illness, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday. Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel confirmed his office had received a […]


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves Mayo Clinic

CHICAGO (AP) – Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has left the Mayo Clinic, where he was being treated for bipolar disorder for the second time since taking a leave of absence in June. Mayo spokesman Nick […]


Illinois Amtrak train hits 110 mph in test run

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – An Amtrak passenger train has reached a speed of 110 mph for the first time in Illinois. The train reached the speed Friday morning in a modest milestone for President Barack […]


Ill. man faces terrorism charge in Okla. bomb plot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Illinois man faces terrorism charges in Oklahoma where police say he was assembling Molotov cocktails as part of a plot to blow up dozens of churches. An affidavit filed Friday […]


Maker of Japan's bullet train chosen for US cars

CHICAGO (AP) – The company that makes cars for Japan’s bullet train has been picked to build a fleet of next generation passenger cars for rail corridors in the Midwest and California. Illinois, Michigan, Missouri […]





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