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  • Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

    MISSION, Texas – A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches

    ABUJA, Nigeria – Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of pla ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program

    WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Harrison District 36 school board candidates focus on consolidation,

    WONDER LAKE – Two coalitions divided by the issue of consolidating with another district are vying for four seats on the Harrison School District 36 b ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Want a bridge? One’s for sale in central Illinois

    LACON – Anyone interested in buying an old 80-foot steel and concrete bridge can get one in central Illinois’ Marshall County.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • 7-year-old plane crash survivor to live with half-sister

    NASHVILLE – An Illinois judge has granted legal guardianship of a 7-year-old girl who survived a Kentucky plane crash that killed four family members ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Peoria recycling program inundated with tires

    PEORIA – A tire recycling program designed to clean up neighborhoods in Peoria was so popular volunteers had to turn people away after just two hours.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois auto-theft task forces closing due to budget crisis

    SPRINGFIELD – Officials with police-run auto-theft task forces say they are shutting down across Illinois due to state spending freezes.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Nursing schools seek cure for educator shortage

    BLOOMINGTON – With her advanced degrees, Amanda Hopkins could make a lot more money as a practicing nurse rather than as an assistant professor of nur ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family

    MONTABAUR, Germany – The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz’s hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despi ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Doctors' Appreciation Day: Docs offer free care at Crystal Lake clinic

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Suzanne Hoban said it takes a “special kind of doctor” to work at the Family Health Partnership Clinic.
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • McHenry County represented on Bruce Rauner's government consolidation task force

    A new task force meant to find ways to reduce Illinois’ almost 7,000 units of local government is not the first of its kind, but it very well could be ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility of losing a chunk of their state aid, some Illinois cities want the ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
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