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New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill Nears

Almost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.


The San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.


People search the rubble of a building which collapsed after it was allegedly bombed from the air during clashes between rebel fighter and pro-government troops on August 16, 2013, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (Photo credit: FOUAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Schakowsky: Too Many Questions Remain About Syria

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said Thursday that Congress must have a say about what to do about the ongoing civil war in Syria.


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U Of C Economist Says Sequestration Fears Overblown

A University of Chicago economist says sequestration might help a bit, certainly will not hurt nearly as badly as the administration is warning, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


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Why You Should Wait Until 2016 To Sell Your Home

Planning to sell your home? You may want to wait until 2016 before listing it.


Jim Lovell

Astronaut Jim Lovell Disappointed In Effective End Of Space Program

With Discovery now a museum piece, a former Apollo astronaut who lives in the Chicago area is decrying the effective end of America’s space program.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

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Joliet Bishop Slams Obama Administration Over Birth Control Rule

Roman Catholics in the Joliet Diocese will be hearing about birth control from their bishop at mass this weekend.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

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$279M For Mortgage Help

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois will get $279 million in federal money to help homeowners who are out of work pay the mortgage. The Obama administration approved the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s plan to use […]

CBS Chicago–10/01/2010