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  • 2 charged with stealing from Salvation Army bucket

    WHEATON – Two suburban Chicago men have been charged with stealing a Salvation Army donation bucket and leading police on a high-speed chase.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois man who fled burglary trial is sentenced

    PEORIA – A central Illinois man who fled from a courthouse during his burglary trial has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • U.S. criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised

    SPRINGFIELD – In the past three years, U.S. Attorney James Lewis’s office has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify prison time f ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • McHenry County-area police offer tips to keep snowbird homes safe

    A mass migration that began when the weather first turned colder will soon kick into high gear.McHen ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Two McHenry County soldiers welcomed home Saturday

    CARY – Poland native Karolina Tohill does not mind grabbing a large gun, getting on a Black Hawk helicopter and defending America.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Ringwood grain bin fire causes $2,500 in lost corn

    RINGWOOD – Firefighters took nearly nine and a half hours to extinguish a grain bin fire that caused only minimal damage.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas

    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country’s first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insur ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it mor ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

    DENVER – Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of America ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Jerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Aurora, Colorado, theater shooter’s parents plead for his life

    DENVER – The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain – a move that rekindled t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

    WASHINGTON – In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Incoming University of Illinois president sees university as economic asset

    CHAMPAIGN – Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen says he wants to build the school into a stronger economic asset to the state ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Rockford man pleads guilty in beating death

    ROCKFORD – A Rockford man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the beating death of a 75-year-old woman.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
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