Blagojevich Doesn't Get Early Prison Release From ObamaA presidential commutation was one of Blagojevich's last chances to be released from prison early.
Forceful and Tearful, Obama Says Goodbye in Emotional SpeechObama's valedictory speech in his hometown of Chicago was a public meditation on the trials and triumphs, promises kept and promises broken that made up his eight years in the White House.
Obama's Last Month: 'Obamacare' Defense, Chicago SpeechEager to stop Republicans from destroying his signature health care law, President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers will meet next week to try to forge a common strategy.
Defense Chief: 9/11 Bill Could Be Devastating to U.S. MilitaryLegislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military.
Vacant Chicago-Area Building Could Hold Obama Library ItemsA vacant furniture building in suburban Chicago could be the temporary holding facility for President Barack Obama's presidential library archives.
In Illinois, Obama Issues an Appeal for Political UnityPresident Barack Obama returned Wednesday to the Illinois capital where he launched his national political career and appealed for help ridding politics of "polarization and meanness" that discourage participation in civic life.
Rauner Hopes Obama Speech Will Foster CompromiseThe president's schedule to speak at a joint session of the legislature on February 10th - Rauner says it will be interesting to hear what Obama has to say.
Yogi Berra to Receive Presidential Medal of FreedomThe Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States.
Obama to Shorten Sentences of 45 Drug-TraffickersPresident Barack Obama is shortening the sentences of 45 people convicted of drug-trafficking and is releasing them this November.
Illinois Residents to Keep Insurance Subsidies After RulingThe U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul allows thousands of Illinois residents to continue receiving help with their monthly insurance premiums.
Missouri Advocates Praise Ruling for Health Care SubsidiesMissouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Black and Jewish WWI Heroes Finally Receive Medal of HonorWebster Groves resident Elsie Shemin-Roth (center) receives her late father's Medal of Honor from President Obama.

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