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Vigil held in Naperville to commemorate capitol attack

BY ALYSSA DONOVAN | NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Across the country Thursday, people gathered for vigils and prayers one year after the attack on the nation’s capital. Around 100 people attended a candlelight vigil in Naperville Thursday evening. Members of congress including Marie Newman, Sean Casten and Bill Foster spoke and shared details of their experiences on […]

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Biden Pledges 500M Free Virus Tests to Counter Omicron

ASSOCIATED PRESS | WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting the omicron variant surging through the country, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the government would provide 500 million free rapid tests, increase support for hospitals under strain and redouble vaccination and boosting efforts. “It’s the only responsible thing to do,” the president said. “Omicron is serious and […]

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Energy secretary: Work at Fermilab key to fighting climate change

BY RICK WEST | U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was joined Friday by a delegation of Illinois Democrats as she toured the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia to tout how it can fight climate change. Granholm was joined on the visit Friday by Sen. Dick Durbin, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, suburban U.S. Reps. Sean Casten, […]

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Reps. Waters, Foster urge federal financial regulators to ensure AI is used ethically

BY DAVE KOVALESKI | U.S. Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Bill Foster (D-IL) are urging federal financial regulators to ensure that advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) do not create an algorithmic bias for underserved communities. “As you assess the use of AI from financial institutions you oversee, you must prioritize principles of transparency, enforceability, […]

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