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  • Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse ‘avatars’

    Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same – with the hope of curing their own disease. They are paying a privat ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • At United Nations climate talks, a crack in rich-poor barrier

    LIMA, Peru – A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up prog ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Spending deal may not offer 2015 Congress road map

    WASHINGTON – Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress’ bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 20 ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Hunting of bobcats up to outgoing Illinois governor

    ST. LOUIS – Ken Staley spends days setting traps in pursuit of beavers, otters, raccoons and muskrats. Yet the southwestern Illinois man for years has ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Man gets 9 years for role in liquor store heist

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois – A southwestern Illinois man has been ordered to spend more than nine years in federal prison for his role in a Belleville l ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Defense bill includes New Philadelphia provision

    BARRY – Illinois’ senators say federal defense legislation includes a request to study if a National Park designation is merited for the New Philadelp ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Police investigate teenager’s shooting death

    CHICAGO–Chicago police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager during what his aunt says was an attempt to steal his jacket.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Nonprofit Notebook for Dec. 15

    Volunteers needed for senior transportation program CRYSTAL LAKE – Senior Care Volunteer Network, a ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • On the Record with: Crystal Lake man crafts cannons as he loses sight

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The workshop was filled with cannons, varying in size, made of metal and wood, and all different.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Chimney fire in Cary results in no injuries

    CARY – A chimney fire was out by the time firefighters arrived at the Cary home, a fire official said.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Marengo crash sends driver to the hospital

    MARENGO –A woman was taken to the hospital after her car hit some trees Sunday evening, a fire official said.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Auburn redshirt freshman football player Jakell Mitchell shot, killed

    AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn Unive ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Jeb Bush keeps on mulling presidential run for 2016

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Jeb Bush's big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide "in short order" whether to run for president.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • American illegally in North Korea says he's not detained

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea on Sunday presented to the media an American man who says he illegally crossed into the country but has not been ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:09 am
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