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  • Where the money went: Donald Trump details fundraising for veterans

    NEW YORK – Under pressure to account for money he claimed to raise for veterans, an irritated Donald Trump lambasted the news media Tuesday for pressi ...
    May 31, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Mediterranean Sea disasters swallow up over 1,000 migrants

    GENEVA – The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week, mostly as barel ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:15 pm
  • Q&A: Illinois heading toward 2nd year with no state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is heading toward a second year without a state budget, putting some schools and colleges in jeopardy of closing and all but en ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • Illinois governor wants temporary budget fix amid stalemate

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a short-term budget fix on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to give the state some temporary stability ...
    May 31, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • U.S. consumer confidence slips in May

    WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer confidence fell for a second month in May to the lowest level since November.
    May 31, 2016 - 10:14 am
  • Miller: Madigan vs. Rauner in all-out political war

    After what happened last week, it’s more clear than ever that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has no fear of what Gov. Bruce Rauner could do to ...
    May 31, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Puerto Rico's tourist industry feels economic sting of Zika

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – It was the wedding of one of her best friends, and Natalie Kao was going to be a bridesmaid in a fun, tropical setting on a sm ...
    May 31, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • Closing arguments to begin in Drew Peterson murder-for-hire trial

    CHESTER – The murder-for-hire trial of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson is winding down.
    June 1, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • 10 Things to Know for May 31; Iraqi forces repel Islamic State attack

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 31, 2016 - 6:17 am
  • Few Memorial Day airport headaches, most wait times bearable

    MIAMI – Travelers who had braced for long lines and long waits were instead moving through most U.S. airports fairly quickly Monday, as the busy Memor ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Shark warnings: High- and low-tech responses seek to protect

    CHATHAM, Mass. – From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has offici ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • On cutting-edge voter data, Trump critically behind Clinton

    PHILADELPHIA – Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data speciali ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Fans raising money for statue of beloved NIU mascot Diesel

    DeKALB – After the Northern Illinois University’s football team won its game at Purdue in 2009, it took Huskies fans Bob Smith and Tom Bonnevier about ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Hope of Illinois budget agreement before deadline dims

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers signaled Monday they won’t have a budget deal before a key deadline, leaving the state hurtling toward another fiscal ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • PHOTOS: Memorial Day

    McHenry County residents and veterans came out on Memorial Day to celebrate loved ones who died while serving the nation.
    May 31, 2016 - 12:14 am
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