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  • Suspected serial killer refuses to answer judge in Gary strangling death

    CROWN POINT, Ind. — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to respond to the judge during his initial court appearanc ...
    NEW: Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Mount Vernon man gets 40 years for beating, stabbing grandmother to death

    MOUNT VERNON — A southern Illinois has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after admitting his role in the beating and stabbing death of his 84-year- ...
    NEW: Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Chicago hospitalizes 2 air travelers from Liberia for Ebola monitoring

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's new infectious disease network has mobilized for the first time, transferring two air passengers from Liberia to hospitals fo ...
    NEW: Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Washington Post's Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

    WASHINGTON — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.
    NEW: Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Canadian soldier shot at National War Memorial in Ottawa

    OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament and sho ...
    NEW: Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • Colorado girls make possible bid to join Islamic State militants

    DENVER — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are l ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Ebola 'czar' gets to work as U.S. journalist treated for virus recovers

    WASHINGTON — A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • Spring Grove police reports for Oct. 22, 2014

    • Gary J. Educate, 56, 94 Forest Ave., Fox Lake, was charged Saturday, Sept. 20, with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without light ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Waukegan public school students out another day

    WAUKEGAN — Waukegan Public Schools students will be out of class another day as negotiations between the district and the teachers union continue.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • DeKalb Police: Reported attack that caused school lockdowns did not occur

    DeKALB — Police have determined an attack reported near DeKalb High School about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday did not occur.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Joliet adopts ‘Cupcake Law’

    JOLIET – Poticas and other treats were offered up to Joliet City Council members Tuesday night – but not as a bribe, home bakers joked – when the city ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Wheelchair catches fire in McHenry home

    MCHENRY – A 52-year-old McHenry woman was transported Wednesday to an area hospital after a small house fire, which was contained to a pile of clothes ...
    UPDATED: Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Chicago-bound Metra train halts in Woodstock with mechanical issues

    WOODSTOCK – A Union Pacific Northwest Metra train scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:01 a.m. has been terminated in Woodstock because of mechanical i ...
    UPDATED: Oct. 22, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Illinois' top educator: Funding problems to remain

    PEORIA – The Illinois state superintendent of schools said the outcome of the governor’s race won’t make a difference for the state’s education fundin ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:12 am
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