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  • Hunters and anglers donate over $700K for youth programs

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials say hunters and anglers in Illinois have raised more than $700,000 for youth outdoors programs since 2006.
    April 24, 2015 - 6:33 am
  • Rough ride? Lawyer says fatally injured arrestee lacked belt

    BALTIMORE – No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

    WASHINGTON – Blaming the “fog of war,” President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American a ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Judge sentences ex-lawmaker, says politicians 'don't get it'

    CHICAGO – A federal judge sentenced a former state lawmaker on Thursday to five months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe, chiding Illinois' polit ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Michael Brown's parents file lawsuit against Ferguson

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Michael Brown's parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal bat ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • State officials report drop in Illinois' metro unemployment

    CHICAGO – State officials say unemployment dropped in March in each of Illinois' metropolitan areas for the 13th consecutive month.
    April 23, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Caterpillar trumps Street 1Q expectations, raises forecast

    Caterpillar's earnings soared more than 20 percent in the first quarter, even though revenue slipped, and the construction and mining equipment maker ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Calbuco volcano erupts anew; ash causing concern

    PUERTO MONTT, Chile – Twin blasts from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile sent vast clouds of ash into the sky, increasing concerns the dust could ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Clarification

    A headline on page C1 of Thursday’s edition should have said Dundee-Crown is the final Fox Valley Conference Valley Division softball team that was un ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums

    SPRINGFIELD – With fast-track votes, Illinois lawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ensure Chicago can use public park land as a potential ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Biden addresses sex assault prevention at U of Illinois

    URBANA – Vice President Joe Biden brought the White House campaign to reduce college sexual assaults to the University of Illinois on Thursday, urging ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • McHenry County teens test skills in Middle School Scholastic Bowl in Marengo (with video)

    MARENGO – One million might be Cary seventh-grader Ved Patel's new favorite number.Patel and his sch ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • New DNA codes for woolly mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

    NEW YORK — Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back ...
    April 23, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Loretta Lynch wins Senate confirmation as attorney general

    WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the ...
    April 23, 2015 - 2:44 pm
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