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  • Music director fired over same-sex marriage plans

    INVERNESS – The longtime music director at a suburban Chicago Roman Catholic church says he was fired after posting on social media plans to marry his ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • State Fair grandstand won't be fixed for opening

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Fair officials say repairs to the grandstand roof won't be done by the time the fair opens next week, but the grandstand ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    WASHINGTON – The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtual ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Japanese firm expands Rochelle rail car plant

    ROCHELLE – A Japanese rail car manufacturer is expanding its plant in north-central Illinois, adding 90 jobs.
    July 30, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    CHICAGO – Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • 2 women survive ordeal on rail bridge

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-hi ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Deadly Israeli strikes hit U.N. school, market area

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosion ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    WASHINGTON – Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program la ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Congress cooperates and fights as recess nears

    WASHINGTON – Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing l ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Student effort sparks NIU shuttle service changes

    DeKALB – Starting Friday, DeKalb residents will no longer have access to a late-night bus service that Northern Illinois University provides.
    July 30, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • DeKalb fire safety trailer to appear at National Night Out

    DeKALB – A recently acquired safety house will teach children how to escape from a smoky trailer at a nationally held event Tuesday.
    July 30, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Cost for 911 dispatch service may change for small towns

    SYCAMORE – Larger police departments that rely on the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office for police dispatching have been subsidizing smaller ones for yea ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in t ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Photos: NIU Women's Clinic

    Images of the team and coaches giving women a crash course in Huskie football. ...
    July 30, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

    DENVER (AP) — Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill co ...
    July 30, 2014 - 4:59 pm
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