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  • Sycamore Park District OKs putting tax hike referendum on ballot

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore voters will see a referendum for the Sycamore Park District on their ballots this November.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Photos: Fourth Street Family Fun Fest

    Images from Tuesday's event. ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Quinn's running mate blasts Rauner budget plan

    DeKALB – In a visit Tuesday to DeKalb, Democratic lieutenant-governor candidate Paul Vallas blasted Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon offi ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Waterman driver ticketed in crash with train

    SHABBONA — A Waterman woman and her 10-month-old baby were taken to Kishwaukee Hospital as a precautionary measure Tuesday she accidentally drove into ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Lawyers: Factor court decision into pensions case

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers representing state retiree groups say they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits as a wa ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • Rockford man charged in second killing

    ROCKFORD (AP) — A man accused of killing a high school friend was charged Tuesday in a second northern Illinois killing.
    July 22, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Homeland Security arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Illinois insurance subsidies in place for now

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a co ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

    CHICAGO — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crim ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • Arizona man charged with killing half-brother

    PETERSBURG — An Arizona man is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half-brother in western Illinois.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • AT&T Springfield center closing, ending 188 jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — AT&T Inc. plans to close a call center in Springfield and cut 188 jobs starting next month.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malays ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:45 am
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