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  • Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn’t deter tourists

    NAPA, Calif. – Businesses in California’s wine capital on Monday mopped up thousands of dollars in high-end vintages, swept glass from ghostly downtow ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Fire officials: Man pulled from Lake Michigan

    EVANSTON – Evanston fire authorities say an elderly man has been pulled from Lake Michigan in critical condition.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Chicago police shoot, kill 2 Sunday night

    CHICAGO – Chicago police officers shot and killed two armed men in separate incidents on Sunday night on the city’s South Side, the department said.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Police: Mortar round caused deadly plant blast

    GRANITE CITY – A mortar round exploded Monday at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant that does business with the military, killing two people.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Mediation fails to settle Galesburg teacher strike

    GALESBURG – Thousands of students are staying home again in Galesburg as a weekend mediation session between a teachers union and the board of educati ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Chief justice talks to incoming law students

    CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois Supreme Court’s chief judge is among the justices touring the state’s nine law schools to talk about and administer a pledge ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Rockford Police plan for 290 officers by January

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department plans to hire about 30 new officers by January to round out a force of 290 officers.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Quinn vetoes state ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday afte ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Biden, Christie in Illinois for governor’s race

    CHICAGO – The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Need for skilled workers still prevalent

    Adam Hoambrecker, 29, of West Dundee, makes a shim die that will be used inside of the Algonquin business Kenmode Tool and Engineering. The apprentice ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Hultgren roundtable covers Common Core

    GENEVA – Illinois adopted the Common Core state standards in 2010, but educators, parents and school officials still are wary of what it means for the ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT – Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the cont ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Syria warns U.S.: No unilateral strikes on militants

    BEIRUT – Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Doctor given Ebola drug dies

    MONROVIA, Liberia – A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separate ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:37 pm
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