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  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal ‘ridiculous’ ‘sad’

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

    NEW YORK – The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Few clues emerge on fate of teens missing on fishing trip

    JUPITER, Fla. – Rescuers have endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two young Floridians who went missing on the high seas.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • House, Senate on collision course in highway debate

    WASHINGTON – Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • U.S., Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria

    BEIRUT – Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Colorado theater shooter's sister says his eyes changed

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, his eyes b ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Report: Illinois retirees contacted about working if strike

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they’re willing to come back on short-ter ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas – A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman w ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Mitsubishi, UAW to work together on buyer for Illinois plant

    CHAMPAIGN – Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois hosted 109.4M visitors in 2014, up 3.5 percent

    CHICAGO – Illinois tourism officials said the state saw a 3.5 percent increase in visitors during 2014.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Chicago aldermen to ask police for information on rape kits

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago aldermen plan to ask a City Council committee to investigate if there is a backlog of unprocessed rape kits involving Chicago se ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • U of Illinois pays $550,000 to PR firm for branding contract

    URBANA – The University of Illinois is paying the public relations firm Edelman more than a half-million dollars to develop a campus branding plan and ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Chicago man sentenced to 14 years in baby son’s death

    WAUKEGAN – A Chicago man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing his 2-month-old son in Waukegan in 2013.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

    CHICAGO – As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she’ll keep doing it once s ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • MCCD to explore insect songs in Harvard, watch meteor showers in Marengo

    HARVARD – Insect songs, meteor showers and solar power will be explored at three upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programs.
    July 28, 2015 - 12:37 am
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