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  • Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra

    BEIRUT – Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning tri ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • New GOP lawmakers push for term limits

    SPRINGFIELD – A group of freshmen Republican legislators is pushing for term limits, saying gridlock in the Illinois Legislature is a sign the status ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Millionaire tax ballot advances in House

    SPRINGFIELD – A House committee has approved a plan to ask voters whether Illinois should impose a tax on incomes of more than $1 million to help fund ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Kishwaukee YMCA staff working to reopen pool

    SYCAMORE – Kishwaukee Family YMCA officials hope to reopen the facility’s pool Tuesday after a major mechanical breakdown in the recreation center’s p ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • California decision on farmer water cuts to apply broadly

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Banks fined more than $5 billion, to plead guilty

    WASHINGTON – Four of the world’s biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency mark ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • U.S. releases 100+ bin Laden documents

    WASHINGTON – Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Panel criticizes medical care at state prisons

    CHICAGO – A scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing extended treatmen ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Thank-you reception held for Fairdale volunteers

    SYCAMORE – Team Rubicon first-time volunteer Jen Maravillas said she was humbled to assist with Fairdale recovery after a deadly tornado struck the ti ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • DeKalb man sentenced after pleading guilty to child pornography charge

    SYCAMORE – A 37-year-old DeKalb man who was facing child pornography charges was sentenced to three years of probation and 90 days of periodic impriso ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Theme for 2015 Sycamore Pumpkin Festival is 'Pumpkins in Disguise'

    SYCAMORE – Lana Walker knows a thing or two about disguises during Halloween time.Last year, she dre ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative s ...
    May 20, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Oil slicks off California span 9 miles; cleanup underway

    GOLETA, Calif. – Slicks of oil that spilled into California coastal waters from an onshore pipeline spanned a total of 9 miles Wednesday, and a compan ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Illinois millionaire tax ballot question advances in House

    SPRINGFIELD – A House committee has approved a plan to ask voters whether Illinois should impose a tax on incomes of more than $1 million to help fund ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security

    NEW LONDON, Conn. – President Barack Obama says climate change deniers are endangering national security.
    May 20, 2015 - 11:14 am
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