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  • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    CHICAGO – Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their homet ...
    NEW: April 18, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Millennials jump into careers with company values in mind

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Even with a tough job market, today’s millennial workforce is looking for much more than a job, which is something their employers appr ...
    NEW: April 18, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Guantanamo trial for self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind veers off track again

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    LOS ANGELES – Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected – a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts raid

    PEORIA – Police officers trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria’s mayor have raided a home, seizing com ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators finalizing the state’s conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun ow ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3 years

    CHICAGO – An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-ye ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Judge puts off ruling in suit against Rutherford

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s request to throw out a lawsuit filed against him b ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Report: April soil moisture level high in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois officials say the level of soil moisture is high across Illinois.The University ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • 2 ex-Cook County workers sentenced for bribery

    CHICAGO – Two former Cook County Board of Review analysts convicted of federal conspiracy, bribery and fraud charges have been sentenced to prison.
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

    WASHINGTON – The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the c ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would g ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    ELK POINT, S.D. – Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine

    ST. LOUIS – Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke env ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:12 pm
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