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  • ‘Here we go again’ – Americans’ lament after Oregon shooting

    The news from Oregon was grim enough in isolation – nine people shot dead at a community college. For many Americans it was all the sadder as a remind ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Legal marijuana stirs hope in Illinois town

    ALBION – A skunky aroma fills the room in which hundreds of lush marijuana plants grow, some nearly ready for harvest. Grower Ashley Thompson, a forme ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • University of Illinois opens center for wounded veterans

    URBANA – The University of Illinois has opened a center to help wounded war veterans earn college diplomas.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Chicago man charged in 20-month-old’s death acquitted

    CHICAGO – A Cook County jury has acquitted a Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 death of a 20-month-old girl.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Car crashes into northern Illinois church, injuring 6

    GRAYSLAKE – A car crashed through the front doors of a Grayslake church hosting a donation drive for a food pantry. Six people were hospitalized with ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Number of Chicago heroin overdoses hits 74 in 3 days

    CHICAGO – Authorities in Chicago say a recent rise in heroin overdoses is continuing to climb.Fire D ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that ki ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Cary family escapes house fire that spread from garage Friday night

    CARY – Firefighters were able to control a garage fire that quickly spread into a home in about 15 minutes Friday night after the homeowner who discov ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Obama says Putin wrong on Syria but no 'proxy war'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday vehemently rejected Russia's military actions in Syria as self-defeating and dismissed the idea that Mos ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term

    WASHINGTON – Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down fo ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • St. Louis County police urged to strengthen protest planning

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County police must strengthen policies for handling protests, improve training on diversity and community policing, and do a bet ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Oregon gunman was Army dropout who studied mass shooters

    ROSEBURG, Ore. – The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army bo ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Illinois treasurer warns of effects of budget impasse

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs has warned the state's top leaders that the budget impasse could affect "critically important" services ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois tax break deals yield uncertain results for state

    CHICAGO – A newspaper analysis shows that companies who receive tax breaks through Illinois' primary job-creation program often don't add jobs and som ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Doctors Without Borders: Afghan clinic bombed, 3 staff dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Doctors Without Borders says three members of its staff are dead and 30 missing after their hospital in the northern Afghan city ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:18 am
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