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  • New classes at District 47 aim to expose kids to science, tech fields

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Clare Ryan and Emily Pikula were trying to make a bead.The Richard Bernotas Middle Sc ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Marengo Fire Rescue expands facilities, buys former auto shop in Union

    UNION – A former auto repair shop in Union will soon help Marengo Fire Rescue respond quicker to ambulance calls in the area, the fire chief said.
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Burying the dead after Pakistan’s school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – One of the gravediggers at Peshawar’s largest graveyard has a rule: He never cries when he buries the dead. He’s a professional, ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

    SAN DIEGO – Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.The search fo ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • 5 things to know about year-end tax breaks

    WASHINGTON – In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individ ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

    NEW YORK – A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushe ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

    NEW YORK – Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statisti ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • U.S. sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U. ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

    HAVANA – Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility betwe ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

    LOS ANGELES – The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois farm groups foresee market growth in Cuba

    BLOOMINGTON – Illinois farm groups are looking to Cuba as a growing market for corn, soybeans, pork and other products the state produces, and they se ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for b ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Illinois Tollway expects spike in holiday traffic

    DOWNERS GROVE – Illinois Tollway officials said they expect nearly 17.6 million vehicles to use the northern Illinois interstate system during the nex ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Ex-Midlothian deputy police chief convicted

    CHICAGO – A jury has convicted a former deputy police chief in Midlothian for using excessive force in beating a drinker in the early morning hours of ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Stolen laptop held Northwestern patient data

    CHICAGO – A major Chicago health care system has apologized to nearly 3,000 patients whose personal information was on an unencrypted laptop that was ...
    NEW: Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm
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