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  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to suspend $26 million in social service ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Lecture on food identity offered at NIU

    DeKALB – Rebecca Tuvel will deliver an Earth Day lecture titled “Food, Identity, and Politics: Lessons in Eating Green” at 5 p.m. Sunday. The lecture ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Gov. Rauner visits Fairdale, meets with residents, volunteers

    FAIRDALE – Chris Thick and Jackie Jordan were in their van on their way to the Kirkland Fire Department on April 9 when the tornado struck Fairdale.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Volunteer deputy sold company, returned to police work

    TULSA, Okla. – After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his ear ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • U.S. senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

    CONCORD, N.H. – The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones

    SAN FRANCISCO – Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that’s expected to sway ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Chicago Cardinal Francis George dies at age 78

    CHICAGO – Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare and played a key ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

    LOS ANGELES – California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Obama calls delay of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch 'crazy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Carly Fiorina aims to keep Hillary Clinton from playing the 'gender card'

    NASHUA, N.H. – Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Video: Gov. Rauner meets with residents, volunteers in Fairdale

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner met with residents and volunteers on Friday in Fairdale. For more Fairdal ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy believed killed

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials said Friday they believe that government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former deputy of Saddam Hussein who for o ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Video: Redemption tree carved in Fairdale

    In this video captured by Daily Chronicle Photo Editor Danielle Guerra, a redemption tree is carved in Fairdale by a Samaritan's Purse volunteer for a ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • SMS Students of the Month

    Sycamore Middle School has named its Students of the Month for March. The sixth-grade students are Jimmy Romero, Zoe Zemanek, Fisher Ratliff, Lily Bic ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:35 am
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