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  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR – The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Wrongful death lawsuit targets Broken Oar

    WOODSTOCK – The family of a man killed in car crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in McHenry County against the bar that sold alcohol to his driv ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • US Rep. Duckworth announces she's pregnant

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth says she's pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early December.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois will spend $102 million to build a bridge over the Kankakee River along with other improvements as part of high-speed ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

    GENEVA – The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes ag ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    BRUSSELS – NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies i ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Few women in 'industry that time forgot'; construction recruiting efforts rise

    NEW YORK – Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • RTA reform measure signed into law

    A reform bill aimed at Chicago’s mass-transit agencies in the wake of back-to-back scandals at Metra is now law.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • On the Record with... Liz Nelson and Dona Willard

    ISLAND LAKE – Tours started this summer to take visitors and residents through the winding channels and curves of Island Lake.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Area crop prediction yields a mixed bag

    Expectations are high for corn and soybeans this year, but area farmers say it’s too early to tell just how well the crops will do.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Islamist militia now guards U.S. Embassy in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya – An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Man brings two military flares to Illinois sheriff

    MURPHYSBORO – Authorities in southern Illinois moved jail inmates and evacuated a restaurant after a man came to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office w ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Road in Mokena named for soldier killed in Afghanistan

    MOKENA – Part of a road southwest of Chicago has been named after a soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this year.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Sh ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Newborn baby found alive inside Illinois trash bin

    JACKSONVILLE – Police said a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in the central Illinois community of Jacksonville is in good condition.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:15 pm
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