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  • Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO — The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas. It was the third straigh ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    JERUSALEM — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday — a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:11 pm
  • 2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. — A fierce storm packing powerful winds, softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Immigration detainers down in McLean County

    BLOOMINGTON — Federal immigration detainers have dropped in a central Illinois county where they sparked protests two years ago.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • First phase of Charlestowne Mall project slated for August

    ST. CHARLES – The first phase of construction for the Charlestowne Mall redevelopment is scheduled for August, its project developer said Monday.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • 16-year-old boy shot dead in Chicago house

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after a bullet fired from outside came through a window and struck him inside a South Side home ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

    ALGIERS, Algeria — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over norther ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Man robbed by fake police on Illinois highway

    LITCHFIELD — Illinois State Police say a driver was robbed on Interstate 55 near Litchfield by men who impersonated police officers.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Illinois farmers benefit from manure share program

    DECATUR — Illinois gardeners and livestock owners have formed mutually beneficial relationships through a free online manure exchange program.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect th ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

    DENVER – For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.
    July 24, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • U.S. unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years.
    July 24, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • July 23 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • DeKalb woman sold methadone, police say

    DeKALB – A DeKalb woman is accused of delivering methadone to a man who was later taken to Kishwaukee Hospital for a drug overdose, court records show ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Sycamore-area shelter in second year of rescuing Siberian huskies

    SYCAMORE – Lisa Monge considers Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue a Match.com for huskies. “There reall ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:18 am
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