CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A group of bills called the “Frack Pack” announced Thursday by four Democratic congressmen would impose more stringent federal environmental regulations on a domestic petroleum industry lately suffering from its own success amid a persistent downturn in oil prices. 558 more words
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Secretary of State John Kerry testified on Capitol Hill yesterday, and going into the hearing, it was widely expected that he’d tout the importance of international nuclear talks with Iran. 529 more words
(CBS) — A retired 91-year-old Skokie man Friday received his World War II combat medals — 70 years late.
“Is this fuss really necessary?” Milton Kaplan asked as he entered Skokie Village Hall for the ceremony. 247 more words
Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky continued over the weekend to live the minimum wage challenge, during which politicians limit their food expenses to $77 a week ($290 a week income at $7.25 an hour less $176.48 for housing and $35.06 for taxes). 293 more words