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  • Tensions rising, U.S. and Russian military holding Syria talks

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon began talks Thursday with Russian military officials on ways to avoid U.S. and Russian forces firing on each other in Syria ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • U.S. manufacturing barely expands as global economy slows

    WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturers expanded at their slowest pace in two years last month, held back by faltering global growth and cutbacks in oil and g ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Attorneys await DNA results that could link man to home invasion

    SYCAMORE – The attorney for a DeKalb man who police said entered a woman’s home and sexually assaulted her in May, said Wednesday that he and the pros ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • U.S. auto sales surge in September at Ford, Fiat Chrysler, GM

    Major automakers booked double-digit sales gains last month in the U.S. market, helped by strong growth from key brands like Jeep and a later Labor Da ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 9:26 am
  • ConAgra cuts 1,500 jobs; moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago

    OMAHA, Neb. – ConAgra will cut about 1,500 jobs, or approximately 30 percent of its global, office-based workforce, and move its headquarters to Chica ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 8:38 am
  • Sanctus Real headed back to Genoa

    In the final tour with lead singer Matt Hammit, Christian band Sanctus Real will perform Oct. 10 along with Finding Favour at Crosswind Community Chur ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • St. Clair County settles police lawsuit for $900K

    BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Board members have approved $900,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed sheriff’s detectives coerced a 17-year-old ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline begins in South Dakota

    PIERRE, S.D. – Opponents in South Dakota of a proposed $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil east said they worry it could contaminate water ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Urbana man gets 20 years for cocaine charge

    URBANA – A Cissna Park man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Demolition begins at Springfield's Honeywell-Hobbs plant

    SPRINGFIELD – Demolition work has started at the former Honeywell-Hobbs plant in Springfield.The com ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Questions raised over clerk’s pope visit

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The private meeting Pope Francis held with defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is a strong papal endorsement of religious resistance to ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Illinois home day care workers seek repayment of union dues

    ST. LOUIS – Home day care workers in Illinois are seeking a refund of millions of dollars in past payments in a federal lawsuit recently filed in the ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Congress approves bill to keep government open

    WASHINGTON – Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal governm ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Governor closing museums, shooting range in budget standoff

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to close state museums and a sport-shooting complex because of Illinois’ budget crisis, although most staff will st ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • DeKalb seeks nominations for 2015 PRIDE Awards

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Citizen Environmental commission is accepting nominations for the 2015 People Responsible for Improving DeKalb’s Environment Award ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:19 pm
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