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  • Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    CINCINNATI — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal ju ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    WASHINGTON — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Illinois strip club tax brings in less revenue

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approve ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Fake abduction in park outrages many in Sequim

    SEQUIM, Wash. — Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who t ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • House fire kills man, infant son in Quincy

    QUINCY — A man and his infant son have died after a fire that heavily damaged a home in western Illinois.
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Metra files reveal years of political patronage

    CHICAGO — Files documenting a lengthy history of political patronage hiring at the Chicago area's Metra commuter rail agency reveal that some of Illin ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Registration open for charity golf outing in Cary

    CARY – Interested participants can now register for the non-profit Cody's Canteen's annual June golf outing that benefits the child life department at ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Woodstock library closed Friday for reorganizing

    WOODSTOCK –The Woodstock Public Library will be closed Friday, April 18 while staff members reorganize the collection.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Performance at historic building to include fiddlers contest reenactment

    SPRING GROVE – Necktie socials, fiddlers contests and welcome home dances have been held at the 100-plus-years-old Old Town Hall.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Crystal Lake Easter egg hunt scheduled for April 19

    The Crystal Lake Park District will hold an Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Raiders football field Lippold Park.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Man charged with Boston Marathon hoax due in court

    BOSTON – A man who authorities say was taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the ann ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • 292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea – A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's souther ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    BRUSSELS – NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the allian ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • U.S. home building up in March after frigid winter

    WASHINGTON – U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building perm ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Gambling plans to be heard at Wednesday hearing

    CHICAGO – Expanding Illinois gambling only in Chicago will be a central issue during hearings on the legislation.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:38 am
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