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  • Chicago Transit Authority reports drop in crime

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are releasing figures that show violent crime and thefts on Chicago Transit Authority trains, buses and platforms has ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant po ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Gottemoller, power plant developers part ways

    OAKWOOD HILLS – After parting ways with attorney Joe Gottemoller, Enventure Partners will request a continuation until Oct. 9 to appear in front of th ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Monarchs, praying mantis topics of upcoming MCCD programs

    Kids will examine the body parts, behaviors and the egg cases of praying mantis before journeying outside in search of the insect.
    July 29, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Car ends up in trench in Crystal Lake, no injuries

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It appears no serious injuries were sustained after a vehicle Tuesday drove into a shallow trench in front of a Crystal Lake residence, ...
    UPDATED: July 29, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

    SPRINGFIELD — The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.
    July 29, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Added security coming to D-300 high schools

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A new alert system that uses strobe lights and audio messages to alert students and staff of lockdown situations will soon be added ...
    UPDATED: July 29, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • Court docs: murder victim shot 2 years before she was found

    WOODSTOCK – William J. Ross on Tuesday made his first courtroom appearance since being charged with first-degree murder, more than six months after a ...
    UPDATED: July 29, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • US: New sanctions on Russia could come Tuesday

    WASHINGTON — The White House says the United States could impose additional economic sanctions on Russia as soon as Tuesday.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry h ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study releas ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Illinois River's man-made island now complete

    PEORIA — A man-made island in the Illinois River built to provide habitat for fish and a place for birds to call home will officially be complete this ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Illinois woman dies retrieving phone from fire

    BARTONVILLE — Authorities say a central Illinois woman is dead after running back into her burning home to get her cell phone. A police officer who tr ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

    BERWYN — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:48 am
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