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  • Beijing appears to wind down share-buying

    BEIJING – China’s leaders are winding down a strategy of trying to push up slumping stock prices by spending billions of dollars to buy shares.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Heat forecast as help joins fight against Washington fires

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Firefighters in Washington state were grateful Tuesday to learn that reinforcements were arriving from Down Under as they kept a wary ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Gay, straight couples say ‘I do’ to Justice Kennedy’s words

    WASHINGTON – Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding wh ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Emanuel: Proposed Lucas museum designs are changing

    CHICAGO – Design plans are being updated for a museum proposed on Chicago's lakefront by movie producer George Lucas, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Illinois collectors share fascination with farm toys

    EFFINGHAM – Fred Manhart's orange Allis-Chalmers miniature tractor may just be a toy. But it's worth $2,500.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Pope’s visit brings about questions about LGBT issues

    The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now

    WASHINGTON – An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama’s tenure, Congress’ nonpartisa ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • U.S. stocks extend losses as early rally fades

    A rally in U.S. stocks evaporated in the minutes before the closing bell Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 200 points a ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Rauner vetoes bill related to Southern Illinois University

    CARBONDALE – Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation related to student trustees and the school newspaper at Southern Illinois University.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Hezbollah throws weight behind protests, deepening crisis

    BEIRUT – The powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah threw its weight Tuesday behind mass protests calling for the government’s resignation, deepenin ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Rauner, lawmakers focus on smaller projects in budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner bickered over potholes, airplanes and other smaller-ticket items Tuesday as officials prepare ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Gas prices decreasing after recent spike in Illinois

    DeKALB – Local motorists are starting to get some relief at the pump, as gas prices are heading downward.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Sycamore, DeKalb high schools achieve excellence in sports broadcasting program

    DeKALB – Sycamore and DeKalb high schools were honored by the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program as elite and select schools for their broadcasting ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • DeKalb Corn Fest set to roll this weekend

    DeKALB – Alice Freier is set to “basically live downtown” this weekend as she prepares for DeKalb’s annual Corn Fest.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Genoa-Kingston School District 424 mourns death of student

    KINGSTON – A ninth-grade Genoa-Kingston High School student died Tuesday morning. An investigation i ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:03 pm
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