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  • Youth listen to 'War of Worlds' in Sycamore, ponder story in today’s world

    The broadcast of H.G. Wells’ "The War of the Worlds" as a radio play in 1938 sounds like a real news report, with bulletins interrupting classical mus ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Metra onboard ticket-purchase penalty hike delayed

    CHICAGO – Metra will delay its plan to increase the onboard ticket-purchase penalty until mobile ticketing is available this year.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a p ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • 85,000 temporary driver’s licenses issued to immigrants

    SPRINGFIELD – More than 85,000 immigrants living in the U.S. illegally now have Illinois driver’s licenses under a new state program.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

    WICHITA, Kan. – The recent plunge in fuel prices have been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Abe ‘speechless’ after video claims IS hostage dead

    TOKYO – Japan’s prime minister said Sunday he was “speechless” after an online video purportedly showed that one of two Japanese hostages of the extre ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

    KIEV, Ukraine – Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine’s southeastern city of Mariupol, killin ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • ‘Deadheads’ ask to camp out during band’s Chicago concerts

    CHICAGO – Fans of the Grateful Dead want a campout-style atmosphere during three 50th anniversary concerts in July at Chicago’s Soldier Field, but whe ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Kerry to visit Nigeria ahead of election

    ZURICH – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's plan to stop in Nigeria for meetings with the two leading candidates in the upcoming presidential electi ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:44 pm
  • Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen – Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in protest on Saturday against Shiite rebels who hold the capital, amid a power vacuum in a countr ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:44 pm
  • Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

    DAKAR, Senegal – A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leo ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:42 pm
  • Global economy hopes raised after European stimulus

    DAVOS, Switzerland – The global economic outlook just got brighter after this week’s big stimulus from the European Central Bank, leading policymakers ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:43 pm
  • Dignitaries head to Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah's death

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – World leaders and top dignitaries began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to give their condolences following the death of K ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:43 pm
  • Resource Bank offers service scholarships

    DeKALB – Applications are being accepted for the Resource Bank Centennial Service Award. Each year $10,000 is made available through scholarships to g ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
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