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  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    WASHINGTON – Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednes ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

    Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops final ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Woman charged with DUI in Maple Park crash

    MAPLE PARK – A woman whose car collided with another car Wednesday in Maple Park was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, authorities ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    WASHINGTON – Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in ref ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

    NEW YORK – Shia LaBeouf admitted Wednesday to acting up at a Broadway show, pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in one of several episodes of bizarr ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 5:28 pm
  • New Jersey governor Chris Christie stumps for Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has pledged to come back to Illinois a "number of times" to help the campaign of Republican gubernatorial ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Man convicted of stalking Kingston woman

    SYCAMORE – It took a jury about two hours to convict a DeKalb man of aggravated stalking and violating an order of protection, the same charges he was ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Senior Americans burdened with student debt

    WASHINGTON – Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwate ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Industry to seek changes in 'fracking' rules

    CHICAGO – Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Airstrikes in Syria? Obama outlining Mideast plans

    WASHINGTON – In a high-stakes address to the nation Wednesday night, President Barack Obama planned to outline a broad expansion of the U.S. military ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Police say they ID'd 5 teens in ice bucket challenge prank

    CLEVELAND – Police said they have identified five teenage suspects involved in dumping bodily fluids on a 15-year-old autistic teen who thought he was ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • What Mideast states could offer a U.S. coalition

    BEIRUT – U.S. officials have made clear that Washington envisions its Sunni Arab allies, plus NATO member Turkey, playing a leading role in any united ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Belleville bar grills 100-foot-long bratwurst

    BELLEVILLE – About 50 people volunteered to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst without burning or breaking it at a Belleville bar on Tuesday.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Republican women face uphill fight this fall

    OLD FORGE, N.Y. – Elise Stefanik is fighting to make history in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an expanse of rural America in upstate New York ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Highland teachers vote to strike

    HIGHLAND – Teachers in a southwestern Illinois school district authorized a strike Tuesday night and rejected the school board's latest contract offer ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 8:49 am
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