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  • AP source: Chicago's Jackson Park chose as site for President Obama's presidential library

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama's presidential library will be built in a park on Chicago's South Side along the shores of Lake Michigan and a short ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:32 pm
  • Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Bruce Rauner at Democrats' convention

    CHICAGO – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, would be an "excellent candidate" for gove ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Chicago Police union to officers: Don't request overtime

    CHICAGO – Chicago's police union is asking officers to not volunteer to work overtime during the Labor Day weekend to protest the "continued disrespec ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Judge: Ronald Reagan shooter John Hinckley Jr. can leave hospital to live in Virginia

    WASHINGTON – More than 35 years after he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster, John Hinckley Jr. ...
    July 27, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Donald Trump says Russia should find Hillary Clinton's missing emails

    MIAMI – Donald Trump has a message for Russia: find Hillary Clinton's missing emails.The Republican ...
    July 27, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • Boeing reports first quarterly loss in nearly 7 years

    NEW YORK – Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets and a military fuel tanker, reported its first quart ...
    July 27, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • SPRING GRADUATES

    Following is a list of local college students who graduated this spring. We will continue to run schools in alphabetical order as space permits.
    July 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Somonauk schools set registration night

    Somonauk Community School District will hold a registration night on Thursday, Aug. 4, for both new and returning students.  
    July 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • NIU schedules fall ACT test prep

    The Northern Illinois University Fall ACT Test preparation program provides individualized attention in a small classroom setting and offers students ...
    July 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • School District 428 sets screenings for young children

    DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 will provide screenings for children from birth to preschool age from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and 8:30 t ...
    July 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Leopardo awarded Anderson scholarship

    Michael Leopardo is the 2016 winner of the Christopher Anderson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarshi ...
    July 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • National FFA scholarship awarded to local student

    The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Jenna Baker of the Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich FFA.
    July 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • 'Anything's possible' – Obama points to Russia on DNC hack

    WASHINGTON – Russia may have been behind the leak of hacked Democratic National Committee documents, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his first ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • IS group claims attack that killed 85-year-old French priest

    SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France – The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers target ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich isn't 'deserving of leniency,' prosecutors say

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors and attorneys for Rod Blagojevich sharply disagree in new court filings about whether the imprisoned former Illinois governor ha ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:39 pm
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