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  • Illinois sending approvals to medical marijuana patients

    CHICAGO (AP) — The first approval letters have been sent to Illinois patients who've applied to use medical marijuana legally, Illinois Department of ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Dick Durbin to seek probe of Chicago air center sabotage in Aurora

    CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control ce ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG – Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong on Monday, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing's decision to limit political reforms ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Bankruptcy’s end more clear than Orr’s future

    DETROIT – Kevyn Orr’s success in shepherding Detroit through its historic bankruptcy will leave him unemployed, at least temporarily, when and if his ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Rauner giving veers left and right

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect abortion rights a ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • On the Record With ... Algonquin Police Deputy Chief Steven Kuzynowski

    During Deputy Chief Steven Kuzynowski’s time with the Algonquin Police Department, he has seen the village grow from 3,500 residents to more than 30,0 ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Lawn mower races ‘good fun’

    INGLESIDE – Chuck Bojniewicz pulled off his cap and shook his head after climbing off his racer near the pit area. 
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military c ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Opponents focus on cost, need for Randall Road fix

    Deborah Jenssen has always had good reason to follow the proposed Randall Road improvement plan – an original version would have taken her Lake in the ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Proposed Marengo interchange moves toward County Board

    MARENGO – City officials could soon embark on critical negotiations with various local governments that would bring a proposed interchange at Route 23 ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Carpentersville basement fire displaces family of four

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A fire caused substantial damage to a basement and smoke damage to the first and second floors of a house on Sunday, the Carpentersv ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Fire damages, destroys 8 buildings in Rock Island

    ROCK ISLAND – A huge fire has damaged or destroyed eight buildings in downtown Rock Island.The fire ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Authorities were searching Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb wh ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Lawyer vs. lawman: A look at candidates for county sheriff

    WOODSTOCK – The race to become the first new county sheriff in 17 years can be summed up in one phrase: The lawman vs. the lawyer.
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the regi ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 11:01 pm
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