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  • Springfield police issue 300 cellphone citations

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police say they've issued hundreds of citations to people using cellphones while driving more than six months after a state- ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:04 am
  • Chicago Police Board fires police sergeant

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Board has fired a police sergeant whose gun was used in the death of a woman.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:03 am
  • FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

    SAN FRANCISCO – Federal authorities on Thursday charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering painkillers and dangerous drug ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Rauner proposes lower Illinois income tax rate

    SCHAUMBURG – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said Thursday he wants to lower Illinois’ income tax rate, freeze property taxes and impo ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Microsoft announces 18,000 job cut

    LOS ANGELES – Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CE ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

    WASHINGTON – Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Thousands of Israeli soldiers backed by tanks invaded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a military spokesman said, escalating a 10-d ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to lowest since 2008

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.– Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in June, driven to its lowest level since October 2008 by a fourth straight month of ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Bank customer among 3 dead in California holdup, shootout

    STOCKTON, Calif. – Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • 4-H’ers demonstrate their work at General Project Show

    SYCAMORE – It took 12-year-old Caden Sell a week to assemble his own rocket out of a paper towel roll, toilet paper, drinking straw, plastic egg, rubb ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

    HRABOVE, Ukraine – Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:05 am
  • About 400 attend Senior Health Fair in DeKalb

    DeKALB – Earl Hansen isn't ready to stop living on his own just yet, but he wants to be ready when the time comes to move into an assisted living faci ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • DeKalb man gets 8 years for shooting gun in parking lot

    SYCAMORE – The man accused of firing shots at a car during a fight at a DeKalb apartment complex parking lot was sentenced Thursday to eight years in ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Proceeds from seizing drug sellers’ assets adding up

    DeKALB – The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office has seen an rapid increase in proceeds from seizing drug dealers' assets and have used the money to buy ne ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Alleged leader of crack cocaine ring sentenced

    SYCAMORE – The suspected ringleader of a crack cocaine dealing operation who eluded police for five months was sentenced Thursday to eight years in pr ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:12 am
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