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  • 'Deluded' Sydney cafe hostage-taker saw himself as a martyr

    SYDNEY — He wrote letters to grieving families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan that likened them to "Hitler's soldiers." He was accused of ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Sydney cafe siege victims lauded for courage, kindness

    SYDNEY (AP) — The manager of a Sydney cafe where a 16-hour siege ended in a hail of bullets early Tuesday was lauded for sacrificing his life by grabb ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' run for president in 2016

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jeb Bush answered the biggest question looming over the Republican Party's next campaign for the White House on Tuesday, all ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • 37-mile Jane Addams Tollway rebuild complete between Elgin, Rockford

    DOWNERS GROVE — The Illinois Tollway is putting the finishing touches on 37-mile rebuilding project between Rockford and Elgin.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Nearly 600 Oak Park Elementary School students out sick, officials say

    OAK PARK — Officials say nearly 600 students in a suburban Chicago elementary school district have missed school because of illness.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Rockford settles lawsuit for $1.1M in police shooting of unarmed black man

    ROCKFORD (AP) — The city of Rockford says it has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot inside ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • Illinois fraud trial: Chicago couple's taxpayer fraud case in hands of federal jury

    SPRINGFIELD – A federal jury will begin deliberating Wednesday in the trial of a Chicago businessman and his wife, who are accused of using millions o ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • 10 Things to Know for Dec. 16; 126 dead after attack on Pakistani school

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • Sony threatens to sue for publishing stolen emails

    WASHINGTON – A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Republicans blame Cruz for year-end confirmations

    WASHINGTON – Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season – a gift certificate good f ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Election 2015: McHenry County-area candidates turn in paperwork in first day of filing

    Monday marked the first day most candidates could file for the spring municipal elections. Most vill ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

    WASHINGTON – Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Stronger start for Obama’s health law this year

    WASHINGTON – Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law is off to a stronger start this year. But it’s not perfect, and Americans rem ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • U.S. Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying

    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect ackn ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:21 pm
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