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  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    LOS ANGELES – Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other c ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:13 pm
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

    MILWAUKEE — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of t ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Former gov't informant charged with wire fraud

    CHICAGO — A Chicago real estate developer who was a key government witness in corruption cases is facing federal charges after authorities say he stol ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • DeKalb County adds lawsuit filing fee to fund custody exchange program

    SYCAMORE — Anyone who files a lawsuit in DeKalb County Court beginning July 1 can expect an added $8 fee that will be used to fund a new program for c ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where br ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Ferry stops service on Mississippi River

    MEYER — A farm cooperative has shut down a ferry service that shuttled agricultural products and other goods across the Mississippi River between west ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois General Assembly's top ethics officer is again recommending stronger rules to govern lawmakers — including open records abo ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • BC-ML--Holy Land-Good Friday,1st Ld-Writethru

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusale ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • DeKalb releases separation agreement with former finance director

    DeKALB – The finance director who resigned her DeKalb post last month received more than $9,000 for accrued time off as part of a separation agreement ...
    April 19, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Unemployment rates fall in 21 U.S. states last month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sl ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.Flight controllers confi ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Folk trio takes opera house stage

    SANDWICH – A Band Called Honalee, a modern-day folk trio inspired by the music and legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary, will perform at the Sandwich Opera ...
    April 17, 2014 - 6:03 pm
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