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  • Ben Carson defends his comment on mass shootings

    NEWARK, N.J. – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is defending his comments that he would try to overwhelm a shooter and "would not just sta ...
    NEW: Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • Kevin McCarthy's pledge to conservatives: 'I'm not John Boehner'

    WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is making a promise to conservative Republican lawmakers — "I'm not John Boehner" — as he seeks thei ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss President Obama arise

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Marengo police investigate possible heroin OD death

    MARENGO – Marengo police say they are investigating the possible heroin overdose death of a woman who was found unconscious in a home Tuesday night.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • Monsanto posts 4Q loss, to eliminate 2,600 jobs to cut costs

    WASHINGTON – Monsanto Co. says it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Illinois corn, soybean harvests at the halfway mark

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture says that both the corn and soybean harvests are about 50 percent complete.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:42 am
  • Crystal Lake school bus strikes light pole

    CRYSTAL LAKE – No one was injured when a school bus collided with a light pole Wednesday morning in Crystal Lake, officials said.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Oct. 7; Questions swirl around U.S. strike on Afghan hospital

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 6:20 am
  • U.S. government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obt ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving

    NEOGA – There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Illinois stops paying local health clinics for STD testing

    CHICAGO – Illinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that the state will no longer provide free testin ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid flooding

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tue ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Metra installs charging stations in downtown Chicago

    CHICAGO – Suburban Chicago's commuter rail agency is providing passengers a place to charge their electronic devices at four downtown train stations.C ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Panel recommends Rep. Mautino for Illinois Auditor General

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan legislative panel on Tuesday recommended longtime state Rep. Frank Mautino to serve as Illinois' next auditor general.SPRIN ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Lawsuit filed over keyless car in death of couple

    WAUKEGAN – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Ford Motor Co. and a suburban Chicago auto dealer in connection with the carbon monoxide po ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
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