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  • 10 Things to Know for April 21; Jeb Bush prepares for presidential campaign experiment

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 6:46 am
  • Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

    HONOLULU – The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism

    KEENE, N.H. – Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republ ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

    CHICAGO – Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases in and aro ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested

    CATANIA, Sicily – Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to h ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Detroit Zoo to turn manure from its animals into power

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo is planning to turn abundant piles of animal manure into energy.T ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Illinois university faculty among best paid in Big 10

    CHAMPAIGN – Faculty pay at the University of Illinois is among the highest in the Big Ten.The Champa ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Autopsy set after man's body found in vehicle in Rock River

    ROCKFORD – Authorities in Rockford say an autopsy is planned on a 24-year-old man whose body was found in a vehicle submerged in the Rock River.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois tornado raises concerns on warnings in rural areas

    CANTRALL – A deadly tornado in the small northern Illinois community of Fairdale earlier this month is raising questions about how best to warn rural ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois prisons chief says union contracts causing problems

    SPRINGFIELD – The new director of Illinois prisons says union contracts are the source of many problems within the Illinois Department of Corrections ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • GOP’s Darin LaHood favored in race to replace Schock

    SPRINGFIELD – The son of former federal cabinet member and longtime congressman Ray LaHood remained the overwhelming favorite Monday as the field took ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • McHenry County College traffic safety program sees enrollment decline as fewer tickets issued

    As area police are sending far fewer traffic tickets to the McHenry County court system than in previous years, a relevant program run by McHenry Coun ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
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