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  • Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting – an uneasy deal that ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

    WASHINGTON – As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a cr ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Quinn: Agencies must follow hiring rules

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules – even when th ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • DeKalb City Council’s makeup about to change

    DeKALB – Third Ward Alderwoman Kristen Lash and 5th Ward Alderman Ron Naylor will not seek re-election to their DeKalb City Council seats in April.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park buyout almost completed

    SYCAMORE – Robert Baird was adamant that his family stay in Sycamore, even though they have to move out of Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreve ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes

    GENEVA – Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes — banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors — until mo ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Grandson charged in 85-year-old East Dundee woman's death

    EAST DUNDEE – The grandson of an 85-year-old woman found stabbed to death in her home in the northern Illinois village of East Dundee has been charged ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Chicago police issue alert for kidnapping suspect

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert after an 11-year-old girl who escaped a kidnapping attempt reported seeing anothe ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

    MIAMI – Burger King confirmed Tuesday that it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that could help give the fast-food c ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Illinois seeks medical marijuana board nominees

    CHICAGO – The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Weapons convoys seen rolling in eastern Ukraine

    KRASNODON, Ukraine – For several evenings this month, convoys of military weaponry passed with clockwork-like regularity through Krasnodon, a rebel-he ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Genoa woman wins groomer of the year

    Lisa Leady of Genoa was presented with the Mobile Groomer of the Year Award at the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, the competitive dog g ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:20 pm
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