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  • Man uninjured after falling from kayak into Pistakee Bay in Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – A man spent 40 to 45 minutes in Pistakee Bay in Johnsburg, but was uninjured, after falling from a kayak Sunday morning, fire officials sa ...
    NEW: March 29, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility losing a chunk of their state aid, some Illinois cities want the op ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Indiana governor Mike Pence: 'We're not going to change the law'

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he is "not going to change" the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:42 am
  • Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

    DENVER – Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it’s becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politic ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Yemen’s president calls Shiite rebels ‘puppets of Iran’

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – Yemen’s embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country “puppets of Iran,” directly b ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    SEATTLE – The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

    WASHINGTON – In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria – Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and th ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Election 2015: 6 running for 3 Johnsburg School District 12 board

    JOHNSBURG – Finances and quality of education are at the forefront for the six candidates running for three open seats on the Johnsburg School Distric ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Harvard School District 50 board candidates target better student achievement

    HARVARD – Both sitting board members and election challengers want to improve student achievement at Harvard School District 50, as the district typic ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    OMAHA, Neb. – The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through faded photos that fill boxes spread across the dining ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Algonquin's Scorched Earth Brewing seeking to add beer garden patio

    ALGONQUIN – During the warm summer months, there’s nothing like sitting outside with a cold craft beer, Michael Dallas said.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Catholic bishops call for bell ringing marking war’s end

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Catholic bishops are calling on schools and parishes across the state to ring their bells next month to mark the end of the Ci ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Bison to graze at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

    CHICAGO – A small herd of around two dozen bison could be grazing on restored grassland south of Chicago as soon as this fall now that the Midewin Nat ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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