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  • Eileen Quinn, mother of former Gov. Pat Quinn, dies at 98

    CHICAGO – Eileen Quinn, the mother of former Gov. Pat Quinn and a pillar of support for him during bruising campaigns, has died. She was 98.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Weather extremes spur farmers’ interest in cover crops

    WICHITA, Kan. – Weather extremes have reignited farmers’ interest in planting cover crops, a traditional farming practice that is gaining renewed popu ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Fire breaks out in Chicago's Hancock skyscraper

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a fire that broke out about halfway up the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers, has been put out. Five ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • St. Charles man sentenced to 26 years in home invasion

    ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man received a 26-year prison term for breaking into a home in the early morning as its residents slept.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Frigid weather in DeKalb County to follow winter storm

    DeKALB – Frigid temperatures Saturday night are expected to follow the several inches of snow that felli in DeKalb County by Winter Storm Bella.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Photos: First Snow Storm of the Season

    The county received upwards of 3.5 to 8.2 inches of snow overnight Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Snow measurements are ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Parts of Midwest see 1st snowstorm of the season

    PIERRE, S.D. – Millions of people will feel the effects – to varying degrees – of the first significant winter storm of the season, which is forecast ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Recovery just beginning for many of Paris wounded

    PARIS – One bullet tore into Amandine Andretto’s right leg, shattering her tibia. Another hit her in the arm. For three interminable hours, her parent ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Obama asks Supreme Court to save immigration plan

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration appealed to the Supreme Court Friday to rescue its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants who a ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Dems push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

    WASHINGTON – People on the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list often can’t board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store and legal ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Task force wants even smaller drones registered

    WASHINGTON – An aviation industry task force is recommending that operators be required to register drones weighing as little as a half a pound, a thr ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Blue Island police officer accused in sexual assault

    BLUE ISLAND – A suburban Chicago police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave amid a sexual assault investigation.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Caseworker charged with theft from needy

    EDWARDSVILLE – A 40-year-old southwestern Illinois woman has been charged with stealing nearly $160,000 in public assistance for needy families while ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Museum puts newspapers edited by Lincoln online

    SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is making copies of a campaign newspaper edited by Lincoln and other politicians ava ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Chicago nightclub owners get probation in stampede deaths

    CHICAGO – The owners of a Chicago nightclub where 21 people were crushed to death in a stairwell in 2003 while fleeing pepper spray were sentenced Fri ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
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