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  • Fire hits Chicago’s Hancock skyscraper

    CHICAGO – Firefighters extinguished a blaze Saturday that broke out about halfway up the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers. Fi ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Report: $7M in repairs needed for S. Illinois housing units

    CAIRO – A new report said it will cost more than $7 million to make two apartment complexes operated by a troubled Southern Illinois public housing au ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Obama cautions against overreaction to IS attacks

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group “cannot strike a mortal blow” ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • East St. Louis leaders have few options in financial crisis

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Officials grappling with East St. Louis’ financial troubles said they’re trying to arrange loans, get the state to pay up and find ot ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned

    BATH, Maine – The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 1:24 am
  • HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life

    CHICAGO – Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HI ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 1:24 am
  • Jeb Bush says Donald Trump 'uninformed,' not a serious 2016 candidate

    MIAMI – The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation’s commander in chief, because he’s ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 1:22 am
  • IHSA football title games a success despite rain, wet grounds

    DeKALB – The Illinois High School Association state football championship games are expected to have drawn nearly 30,000 people to DeKalb, although ex ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Old North Grove brings back Christmas spirit; revisits Swedish traditions

    SYCAMORE – The annual Old North Grove School Christmas celebration revived the holiday spirit Saturday with an open house that invited visitors to tak ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • DeKalb Salvation Army seeking Toys for Tots donations

    DeKALB – Rachael Swinson didn’t get any presents at her 10th birthday party.Instead, Swinson asked t ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • Swing state Colorado mulls universal health care proposal

    DENVER – A new plan for government-run health care that covers everyone is coming from a surprising corner: Colorado, a politically moderate swing sta ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • Photos: Flashover Fire Training

    The DeKalb Fire Department had a unique traing for three days last week while they were able to study smoke and fire patterns from inside a live fire.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • AP fact check: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science

    WASHINGTON – When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican conten ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Ted Cruz seeks to cast himself as the electable conservative

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Ted Cruz is among the most hated men in Washington, reviled by leaders of both parties as an ideological hard-liner loyal only to t ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Paris attacks rooted in Brussels bring question: Why Belgium

    BRUSSELS – The family homes of the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks and one of the suicide bombers stand only a few blocks apart in the Belgi ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm
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