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  • 5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Five years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths ...
    April 20, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Hopes dim for school funding formula overhaul’s passage

    SPRINGFIELD – Despite a revamp to ease partisan and regional opposition, Illinois lawmakers now see little chance of passing legislation this session ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • MCC to offer training series for administrative assistants

    McHENRY – A workshop series designed for beginning or seasoned administrative assistants looking for practical ways to revitalize their work will be o ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Marengo Cemetery Board says city funding cut is unfair punishment

    MARENGO – The Marengo City Council is unfairly punishing the board that manages the city cemetery after aldermen drastically cut its funding and never ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Harvard nurse honored for efforts with migrant workers

    HARVARD – The first treatment that Elizabeth Rios administered at the Harvard Area Community Health Center didn’t come in a bottle, but in a sentence.
    April 19, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Open Meetings Act bill inspired by Oakwood Hills moving in Senate

    State Sen. Dan Duffy is fighting to move forward a bill to reform the Illinois Open Meetings Act in the wake of a closed-session debacle over a now-sc ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

    SAN FRANCISCO – California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investo ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people ki ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Despite victory, Israeli leader struggling to form coalition

    JERUSALEM – With a resounding election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to have an easy path toward quickly establ ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • State education board member quits over superintendent hire

    CHICAGO – A key member of the Illinois State Board of Education has formally resigned over concerns about the way new Superintendent Tony Smith was hi ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

    ROME – A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’ ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

    WASHINGTON – United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media p ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • New Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded field

    NASHUA, New Hampshire – For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.
    April 19, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Police say Chicago woman starved 2 pit bulls to death

    CHICAGO – A 24-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals after authorities say she starved two puppy pit bulls to dea ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya

    CAIRO – Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sund ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:35 pm
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