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  • Last march of Marlyn Burkart’s corps a highlight of Pumpkin Festival parade

    SYCAMORE – Marlyn Burkart couldn’t help but cry as she waved to the scores of people lining Sycamore streets Sunday.
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • New Sycamore park named for longtime community figure Dr. John Ovitz

    SYCAMORE – A large crowd turned out Saturday morning in Sycamore to celebrate the dedication of a new park and the dedication of the man it was named ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 1:28 pm
  • Across U.S., Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    APOPKA, Fla. – The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business e ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

    NEW YORK – Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer she ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

    TULALIP, Wash. – A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    HONOLULU – Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Civil War statue returning to downtown Rockford

    ROCKFORD – A 114-year-old Civil War statue will be returned to downtown Rockford after decades at another location.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

    NEW YORK – A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heighte ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • State Farm seeks to test drones in Illinois

    BLOOMINGTON – State Farm insurance company is seeking federal approval to test drones in evaluating property damage and responding to natural disaster ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Costly Capitol renovations recognized for design

    CHICAGO – The architectural firm behind the expensive and much criticized doorway renovations at the Illinois state capitol has received a coveted awa ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Chicago Fire Department hired few blacks in 2014

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Fire Department hired far more whites than African-Americans this year – raising concerns again that the same department that wa ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Complex investigation follows killing of deputies

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of th ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Top Israeli minister: 'Crisis' in U.S. relationship

    JERUSALEM – A top Israeli minister said there is a "crisis" in in the country's relations with the United States that must be fixed.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

    LONDON – Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

    WASHINGTON – For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:38 pm
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