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  • 5 years on, empty graves, full hearts for Gulf survivors

    JONESVILLE, La. – Courtney Kemp was getting dressed for work when her husband, Wyatt, walked in and sat down. He didn't speak, but she could tell some ...
    NEW: April 18, 2015 - 8:22 pm
  • Barrington Hills home left damaged and uninhabitable after fire

    BARRINGTON HILLS – There were no civilian injuries Saturday in a five-alarm fire in Barrington Hills that firefighters were still battling hours after ...
    UPDATED: April 18, 2015 - 8:13 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    NASHUA, N.H. – Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Rep ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Pope expresses sadness for Cardinal Francis George's death

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop.
    April 18, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders

    NASHUA, N.H. – The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, polit ...
    April 18, 2015 - 8:09 am
  • ChatterGirls program in Crystal Lake aims to raise self-esteem among young girls

    She started it for her granddaughter. She started it for her daughter. She started it for herself.Al ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed

    BAGHDAD – He was the last member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the “king of clubs” ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Fairdale residents cope in tornado’s aftermath

    FAIRDALE – Dewey Barnes used to step outside his West Street home in the morning and be greeted by the sights and sounds of his close-knit Fairdale co ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

    CHICAGO – Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex ab ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

    ATLANTA – Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to suspend $26 million in social service ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

    BOSTON – The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

    NEW YORK – Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies ...
    April 17, 2015 - 6:02 pm
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