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  • Hundreds of abused kids die as child protective authorities fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of ...
    NEW: Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013.
    NEW: Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Cubans hope for better future with U.S.-Havana deal

    HAVANA (AP) — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expa ...
    NEW: Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Suburban Chicago man and former tutor arrested in child porn case

    PARK RIDGE — Authorities in Cook County say they've arrested a suburban Chicago man who once worked as a tutor for middle school and high school stude ...
    NEW: Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Firefighters rescue special needs boy from Rockford home fire, chief says

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford firefighters have rescued a 14-year-old boy who they found hiding in the basement under a sheet during a home fire.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Illinois brothers plead guilty to U.S. tax fraud

    PEORIA — Two Illinois brothers have pleaded guilty in what federal authorities say was a $6.1 million tax fraud scheme.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Kraft Foods CEO Tony Vernon to retire; Chairman John Cahill named successor

    NORTHFIELD — Kraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successo ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • MCC to offer phlebotomy technician training

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Training to become a phlebotomy technician – a health care professional who collects, transports, handles and processes blood and other ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana – At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities – many of ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • MCC to offer CPR training for health care providers

    CRYSTAL LAKE –CPR training for health care providers will be available each month starting in January at McHenry County College.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • McConnell wants to stop coal rules

    WASHINGTON – Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama’s coal plant ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • U.S., Cuba patch torn relations

    WASHINGTON – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say ar ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Trial set for Waukegan mother accused of murder

    WAUKEGAN – A trial has been set in March for a Waukegan mother accused of killing her 11-year-old daughter.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Police: Intoxicated Illinois parents smother baby

    BELLEVILLE – Authorities have charged two Swansea parents who they say rolled on and killed their newborn baby while asleep in bed.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:30 pm
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