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  • Model railroads, therapy for McHenry boy with Asperger syndrome

    If there’s one topic 12-year-old Andrew Gray of McHenry never grows tired of discussing, it’s his love of trains. In fact, he’s the youngest member of ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Confession can be used in missing boy Etan Patz trial, judge rules

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 197 ...
    NEW: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Illinois universities warned of 'dire' budget cuts

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education has issued a budget warning to the presidents of the state's public universities ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • U.S. judge to sentence reputed drug-lord lieutenant

    CHICAGO — A reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was to be sentenced Monday for his part in a $1 billion conspir ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Wheelchair designed to make hunting accessible for disabled veterans, others

    QUINCY (AP) — As each customer passed by the all-terrain wheelchair parked in the main aisle Thursday inside GameMasters, they stopped and lingered.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • 8.3M vehicle on Illinois Tollway this Thanksgiving

    DOWNERS GROVE — Officials with the Illinois Tollway say they're expecting 8.3 million vehicles to travel on its 286 miles of roadways this Thanksgivin ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

    LOS ANGELES — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.Meticulously overwhelming it ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • After Cleveland boy brandishing replica gun fatally shot by police, investigation begins

    CLEVELAND — A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigati ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • Australian mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drain

    SYDNEY — A 30-year-old Australian has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before pass ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Buffalo residents ready melting snow, possible evacuations

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — People in storm-socked areas around Buffalo began returning to work on Monday as fast-melting mounds of snow fed into creeks that were ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July

    VIENNA (— Nuclear negotiators have failed to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease international concerns about Iran's atomic program and ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Ferguson: Uncertainty fuels speculation on grand jury decision

    FERGUSON, Mo. — The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer, ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Chuck Hagel resigns as U.S. Defense secretary under pressure from White House

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has strug ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Driver taken to hospital after Richmond rollover crash

    RICHMOND – A man was taken to an area hospital early Monday after a rollover crash that kept authorities on scene for nearly three hours, fire officia ...
    UPDATED: Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, a ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:04 am
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