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  • Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Store sales fall, online rise, on Black Friday

    WASHINGTON – Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online.Sales at ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

    MIAMI – Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can’t afford her medicine and became homeless while ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20

    DAKAR, Senegal – Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, killing ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Migrants clash with Macedonian police on Greek border

    IDOMENI, Greece – Migrants on the Greek-Macedonian border attacked police with stones Saturday, enraged by the sight of Macedonian authorities erectin ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • More deaths blamed on wintry storm moving through central U.S.

    DALLAS – A slow-moving wintry storm system that has been blamed for more than a dozen deaths began moving eastward out of Texas on Saturday but kept c ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Putin orders sanctions against Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russ ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Micro-lending fund gives $120K in 1st 2 months

    SPRINGFIELD – The city of Springfield’s new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans to small business owners and entrepreneur ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost

    Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution agains ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Burger King manager: Police erased video of Chicago shooting

    CHICAGO – A Burger King manager who accuses Chicago police of erasing surveillance video in the case of a black teenager shot last year by a white off ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • Race to settle national budget fight means resolving policy disputes

    WASHINGTON – Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.Banks are looking to ea ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • VIDEO: Crystal Lake bus turns into Chewbacca for Festival of Lights parade

    CRYSTAL LAKE - Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 and Community High School District 155 school bus driver Stacey Balmes turned her bus into Chewbacc ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • VIDEO: Woodstock Lighting of the Square 2015

    WOODSTOCK - Santa lit up the Woodstock Square on Friday night. ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 8:46 am
  • VIDEO: Festival of Lights Parade in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE - The Festival of Lights Parade drew a crowd to downtown on Friday. More from the ligh ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 9:05 am
  • Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8

    BEIRUT – A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an intern ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:50 am
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