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  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attac ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Remains in Illinois shed are a woman from Decatur

    ROCHESTER — Police say human remains found inside a shed in Rochester are those of a 43-year-old woman from Decatur.
    July 31, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    CHICAGO — A demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown Chicago high-rise ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Greece to help 'hundreds' of Chinese leave Libya

    ATHENS, Greece — With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around t ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 41 dead

    MALIN, India — Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an enti ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

    WASHINGTON — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Chicago mayor defends welcoming immigrant kids

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says bringing to Chicago some 1,000 immigrant children who have fled Central America is simply the right thing to ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Chicago ordinance requires permits for pot shops

    CHICAGO — Chicago aldermen have approved an ordinance requiring medical marijuana retailers to obtain a special use permit before setting up a shop.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Kaneland superintendent resigns for job in Wheaton

    Kaneland School District 302 Superintendent Jeff Schuler is resigning to become the next superintendent at Wheaton Warrenville School District 200.
    July 31, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, spar ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    WASHINGTON – More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.
    July 31, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Music director fired over same-sex marriage plans

    INVERNESS – The longtime music director at a suburban Chicago Roman Catholic church says he was fired after posting on social media plans to marry his ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • State Fair grandstand won't be fixed for opening

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Fair officials say repairs to the grandstand roof won't be done by the time the fair opens next week, but the grandstand ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    WASHINGTON – The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtual ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Japanese firm expands Rochelle rail car plant

    ROCHELLE – A Japanese rail car manufacturer is expanding its plant in north-central Illinois, adding 90 jobs.
    July 30, 2014 - 11:04 pm
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