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  • Galesburg teachers end strike after contract deal

    GALESBURG – Galesburg teachers have ended a two-week strike after their union reached a tentative contract agreement with the board of education.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • U.S. economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2

    WASHINGTON – After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government sa ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Chicago schools getting $10M for Safe Passage

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois is giving Chicago Public Schools $10 million to expand a program that provides safe routes to classes for thousands of ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Bruce Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was “ful ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

    DEERFIELD, Va. – An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking r ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • 2 Chicago men sue taxi company over brief kiss

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago men sued a taxi company this week, alleging a driver tried to kick them out of his cab because they shared a short kiss.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Obama crafting legal rationale for immigration steps

    WASHINGTON – The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Obama faces Congress question on Syria again

    WASHINGTON – One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval fr ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

    PHOENIX – The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters an ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Grim stalemate at war’s end in Gaza

    TEL AVIV, Israel – The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. T ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost public schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner’s proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

    In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter’s call for comment, the group’s ubiquitous “ice bucket challe ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Congressional gridlock, taxes topics of candidate’s town hall

    GENOA – Genoa resident John Noyes liked many of the things he heard Randall Olsen, Democratic candidate for the Illinois 16th Congressional District, ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria

    MINNEAPOLIS – Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State, was part of a growing number of Americans an ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 12:48 am
  • Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base

    BEIRUT – The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new image ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
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