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  • DeKalb County police start training to use heroin antidote

    SYCAMORE –Area police officers began training this week to administer Narcan, a heroin and opiate antidote that can save an overdosing patient.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Teachers, Waukegan school district deadlocked

    WAUKEGAN – A teachers strike will go on for another day after negotiators for teachers and Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 failed to re ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Ebola screening starts at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

    CHICAGO – Screening for the Ebola virus has begun at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.Customs ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • AbbVie sours on $55B Shire deal after tax changes

    AbbVie's board is telling shareholders to vote against its own $55 billion takeover bid for the Irish drugmaker Shire after the U.S. made reincorporat ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois Elections: Campaign reports give snapshot of 2014 spending

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s not just those running for Illinois governor who are spending furiously with Election Day looming. Candidates for Illinois’ four ot ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois public school demographics changing

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education released statistics showing that more than half of public school students in the state are conside ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Anti-crime group targets 'sweepstakes' machines

    CHICAGO – An anti-crime group in Illinois launched a campaign Thursday to eradicate unregulated casino-like kiosks in bars and other venues that mimic ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner differ on education fund data

    SPRINGFIELD – Whether education funding in Illinois rose or fell under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn depends on whose money you’re talking about, and duri ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Police: DeKalb man accused of attempted murder in stabbing

    DeKALB – A 19-year-old DeKalb man was charged with attempted murder after he broke into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and repeatedly stabbed her new b ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Rockford man gets 20 years for killing teen in shooting

    ROCKFORD (AP) — A 21-year-old Rockford man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing a 16-year-old boy in 2011.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Naperville man charged after 5-hour standoff with police in Bartlett

    BARTLETT – A man who barricaded himself inside a Bartlett pasta manufacturing plant where he worked as a security guard has been charged with several ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Chicago woman fired for throwing knife files lawsuit

    CHICAGO – A Chicago woman who contends she didn’t deserve to be fired from her job at a fried chicken restaurant for throwing a bread knife at an unru ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Shire: AbbVie should proceed with $55B acquisition

    The drugmaker Shire wants AbbVie to stick with its roughly $55 billion acquisition bid, and it is reminding its U.S. counterpart of the hefty breakup ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Illinois health department plans Ebola hotline

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois health officials plan to launch a hotline to answer the public’s questions about Ebola.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn drew on the support of families of victims of gun violence Wednesday to push for a ban on assault weapons during his re-e ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:16 am
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