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  • Ukrainian fighter jets shot down by pro-Russian rebels

    KHARKIV, Ukraine – Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukra ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Historical society offers one-room schoolhouse experience

    UNION – Classic songs, geography and spelling lessons and passages from turn-of-the-century books will make up a one-room schoolhouse experience.
    July 23, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM – Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israe ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

    GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun its final voyage, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it ...
    July 23, 2014 - 7:55 am
  • Chicago to add noise monitors near O'Hare airport

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago plans to install eight new airport noise monitors in neighborhoods near O'Hare International Airport.
    July 23, 2014 - 7:53 am
  • Ex-school janitor accused of assaulting students

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago Public Schools janitor is accused of raping one student and fondling another while working at a South Side high school ...
    July 23, 2014 - 7:52 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District seeks more time to buy property

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A delay in the removal of two billboards is causing the Crystal Lake Park District to need more time to close on a purchase of 27 ...
    July 23, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Oakwood Hills residents voice concerns about power plant project

    CRYSTAL LAKE –The first public presentation of a proposed $450 million power plant was mostly met with concern and resistance from residents wanting t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Plane crash bodies removed from Ukraine war zone

    KHARKIV, Ukraine – A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pr ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Big issues loom for Congress as August recess nears

    WASHINGTON – Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Black colleges face hard choices on Koch gift

    America’s black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Hamas rocket strike prompts ban on flights to Israel

    JERUSALEM – A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as av ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Lawyers: Factor court decision into Illinois pensions case

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers representing state retiree groups said Tuesday they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits in an eff ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Report: More Illinois children living in poverty

    CHICAGO – The number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by about a third since 2000, according to a report released Tu ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Coroner: 2 men drowned in Naperville quarry crash

    WHEATON – The DuPage County coroner says drowning is the preliminary cause of death for two men killed when a car plunged into a water-filled quarry.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:56 pm
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