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  • NAACP wants alleged assaults investigated

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The president of the Oklahoma NAACP wants the U.S. attorney general to open a hate crimes and civil rights investigation into alleged ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Congressional GOP, Democrats playing it safe

    WASHINGTON – Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices of long-held ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Crews battle California wildfire amid heat wave

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – Hundreds of firefighters battled both flames and triple-digit temperatures Saturday as they sought to contain a wildfire that forc ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

    LEMOORE, Calif. – Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashe ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Where’s the tape? America responds to video

    We only respond if there’s video.That’s one lesson that can be drawn from the belated reaction to fo ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. – A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania’s rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and anothe ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel

    CHICAGO – A Chicago alderman announced Saturday he’ll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015, saying the city deserves a leader who looks out for everyd ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • U.S. awards $12M to Illinois health centers

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $11.7 million in funding to community health centers across Illinois, Sen. ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Chabon novel chosen for Chicago reading initiative

    CHICAGO – Chicago residents are being encouraged to enter a world of superheroes through the city’s popular One Book, One Chicago program.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bids

    SPRINGFIELD – The state lawmaker who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana law said it bars the release of information about those applying to grow an ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwes ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Freshmen enrollment drops at U. of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois's flagship campus is down this semester by 5.4 percent from a year ago, according to the ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Eyeing 2016, Marco Rubio stresses border security

    MIAMI – Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • 5 men from Kankakee area hit with gun charges

    URBANA – Five men are in federal custody on gun charges resulting from investigations of gun violence in the Kankakee area, the U.S. attorney's office ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Voluntary Action Center celebrates 40 years, credits community support, grants for programs’ successes

    SYCAMORE – Voluntary Action Center helped Eileen Brewer get back on her own feet instead of relying on others.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:19 pm
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