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  • Transit officials: Rauner budget cuts could mean fare hikes

    CHICAGO – Regional Transportation Authority officials are warning that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reduce state funding for public transit could l ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Car crashes into suburban Chicago home, destroys kitchen

    CHICAGO RIDGE – A car crashed into a home in a southwest Chicago suburb, ripping apart the kitchen but leaving the sleeping residents unharmed.
    March 21, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • County clerks worried about special election for Schock seat

    SPRINGFIELD – County clerks worried about being ready for the upcoming special election for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s seat are asking Illinois lawmaker ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • 7 siblings perish NYC home fire, officials eye hot plate

    NEW YORK – Seven siblings from an Orthodox Jewish family were killed early Saturday when a fire tore through their Brooklyn home after they had gone t ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Abraham Lincoln funeral train replica won't recreate historic trip

    ELGIN (AP) — A hefty fundraising shortfall has dashed plans to send a replica of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train car to trace the journey that brought ...
    March 21, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • U.S., Iran cite progress in nuclear talks, though deal is unclear

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The United States and Iran reported significant progress Saturday toward a nuclear agreement, with the Iranian president decla ...
    March 21, 2015 - 9:11 am
  • Man swinging a machete shot at TSA agents in New Orleans airport, police say

    KENNER, La. — A man sprayed wasp killer and swung a machete at TSA agents and passengers at the New Orleans international airport before an officer sh ...
    March 21, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • FBI: Autopsy report days away in hanging of Mississippi man

    PORT GIBSON, Miss. — The body of a black man found hanging in a tree in Mississippi has been sent from a state crime lab to a funeral home, but the FB ...
    March 21, 2015 - 9:07 am
  • Alabama grandmother convicted of making girl run to death faces execution

    GADSDEN, Ala. — Jurors who convicted an Alabama woman in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter soon must decide whether to recommend she s ...
    March 21, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • Madison County furloughs court reporters over Illinois budget crunch

    EDWARDSVILLE — Court reporters in a southwestern Illinois county will stay home three days each week in response to a state budget crisis that could l ...
    March 21, 2015 - 8:51 am
  • The song is over, as 'Glee' ends its tuneful 6-season run

    NEW YORK – The "Glee" series finale delivered glorious news that William McKinley High School is being turned into an arts school and that Will Schues ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

    BOISE, Idaho – Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don’ ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Texas ready to dump high school steroids testing program

    AUSTIN, Texas – When Texas officials launched a massive public high school steroids testing program over fears of rampant doping from the football fie ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Emails: U.N. health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

    GENEVA – In a delay some say may have cost lives, the World Health Organization resisted calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health eme ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • State agency unveils plan to improve juvenile justice system

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration unveiled the outlines of a plan Friday calling for more staff and new laws to improve Illinois’ juvenile ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:48 pm
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