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  • Family: Joan Rivers on life support after cardiac arrest

    NEW YORK — Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a do ...
    NEW: Sept. 2, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • Another charged in connection with DeKalb meth lab

    DeKALB — Another man has been charged in connection with a methamphetamine manufacturing ring centered at Travel Inn in DeKalb last October, authoriti ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 2, 2014 - 2:35 pm
  • Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

    BEIRUT – An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which c ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS – The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that tre ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Problems abound with health law immigration papers

    MIAMI – More than 300,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • No prison in Facebook stabbing case

    SYCAMORE — The Sycamore man who admitted to stabbing a man after an argument that started on Facebook is avoiding prison time.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Climatologist says August warmed up in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois state climatologist says that after a cooler-than-usual July the summer finally turned warmer in August. And the season has b ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Child porn plea deal reached

    SYCAMORE — A Cortland man has registered as a sexual predator after a plea agreement was reached last week in which he avoided prison time, records sh ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • DeKalb woman killed after Monday crash

    CHERRY VALLEY – DeKalb resident Debra Hopkins died Monday after a semitrailer crashed into the driver's side of her SUV in Cherry Valley, officials sa ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

    DETROIT – Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Illinois prisons struggle with backup power issues

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Corrections officials are investigating a prison power outage to decide whether the state's correctional faciliti ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • U.S. construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Illinois starts accepting medical marijuana requests

    CHICAGO – Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to apply for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana under a new state law.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • U.S. eating habits improve a bit – except among poor

    CHICAGO – Americans' eating habits have improved – except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among weal ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON – As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big i ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:58 pm
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