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  • Illinois unemployment rate falls again in July

    CHICAGO – Illinois unemployment fell in July to 6.8 percent, the fifth straight monthly decrease in the state’s jobless rate and a six-year low, accor ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Harley-riding Rauner revs up GOP at Illinois fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner roared into the state fairgrounds on a Harley Thursday, revving up the party faithful by ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot

    CHICAGO – A group that wants to put legislative term limits on the November ballot told an Illinois appeals court Thursday that voters deserve a chanc ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

    BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip – The group of neighbors surveyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building a ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Thursday the humanitarian crisis atop a barren hill in northern Iraq is over, eliminating the need for a risk ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

    MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug t ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Man gets life for killing, raping college student

    DOVER, N.H. — A New Hampshire man who raped and killed a college student was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the chance of parole after t ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Bruce Rauner rallies Republicans in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner is pledging to knock the current Democratic governor out of office and rebuild t ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Yelp Inc. to expand in Chicago, bringing 300 jobs

    CHICAGO — San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. plans to open a new office at Chicago's Merchandise Mart next year.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Heartland Blood Center seeks donors in DeKalb County amid summer shortage

    DeKALB — For the last 10 years, DeKalb resident Danny Wells has donated a pint of his blood every eight weeks in hopes that someone will do the same f ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Sycamore man deemed unfit for trial

    SYCAMORE – Authorities have determined a 39-year-old Sycamore man accused of injuring an officer during a police chase is unfit to stand trial, court ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Ferguson protests turn violent

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Illinois EPA to collect household toxic waste

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will collect household hazardous waste collection in six communities this fall.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Ex-trooper again seeks license since deadly wreck

    MOUNT VERNON – A former Illinois state trooper trying for a fifth time to get his driver's license back since a deadly 2007 crash admits he caused the ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Genoa-Kingston schools the area’s first to kick off school year

    KINGSTON – Jackie Royalty is stepping into this school year with a new age group of students and a new name, but a familiar love of reading.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:58 pm
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