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Reaction to Bob Dole's death from US dignitaries, veterans

Dec. 05, 2021 15:57 PM EST

U.S. dignitaries and military veterans are mourning former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, a World War II veteran and former Republican presidential candidate who served in Congress for 36 years. Dole, who had stage 4 lung cancer, died Sunday at age 98, according to his wife, Elizabeth. ...

Cahokia Heights hopes for federal help with flooding woes

Nov. 28, 2021 09:11 AM EST

CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Metro East community leaders hope the federal infrastructure deal will help address decades of flooding and sewage problems. Officials in Cahokia Heights blame years of neglected sewer, water and road systems for the repeated problems. ...

Pentagon boosts housing money for troops, as hunger persists

Nov. 17, 2021 15:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will increase housing payments for troops in key areas and look for ways to combat hunger across the force, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Wednesday, in the department's latest effort to address food insecurity among service members. ...

Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity

Nov. 15, 2021 13:07 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s a hidden crisis that has existed for years inside one of the most well-funded institutions on the planet and has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. As many as 160,000 active-duty military members are having trouble feeding their families. ...

US-funded child care aid nearing reality with Biden bill

Nov. 10, 2021 00:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women — and some men — in Congress have been fighting for government child care assistance for almost 80 years. With President Joe Biden's $1.85 trillion social services package, they are as close as they have ever been to winning. And it's not...

Paid leave loss hits hard for Dems after decades of advocacy

Oct. 28, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, who was elected in 1992 as a self described “mom in tennis shoes,” has been fighting for paid family and medical leave for decades. For much of this year she appeared to be winning. But a proposal that had been...

Illinois Democrats look to increase edge with new House maps

Oct. 15, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats are poised to approve new congressional district maps that would give Democratic candidates an advantage in elections over the next decade as their party fights to keep control of the U.S. House in 2022. Democrats who control state...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 28, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. September 25, 2021. Editorial: Jelani Day, family deserve answers Many people have already done their best for Jelani Day. For their sake and his, we must insist on coming to a conclusion about his story. ...