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  • Fire hits Chicago’s Hancock skyscraper

    CHICAGO – Firefighters extinguished a blaze Saturday that broke out about halfway up the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers. Fi ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Report: $7M in repairs needed for S. Illinois housing units

    CAIRO – A new report said it will cost more than $7 million to make two apartment complexes operated by a troubled Southern Illinois public housing au ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Obama cautions against overreaction to IS attacks

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group “cannot strike a mortal blow” ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • East St. Louis leaders have few options in financial crisis

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Officials grappling with East St. Louis’ financial troubles said they’re trying to arrange loans, get the state to pay up and find ot ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Swing state Colorado mulls universal health care proposal

    DENVER – A new plan for government-run health care that covers everyone is coming from a surprising corner: Colorado, a politically moderate swing sta ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • Photos: Flashover Fire Training

    The DeKalb Fire Department had a unique traing for three days last week while they were able to study smoke and fire patterns from inside a live fire.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • AP fact check: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science

    WASHINGTON – When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican conten ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Ted Cruz seeks to cast himself as the electable conservative

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Ted Cruz is among the most hated men in Washington, reviled by leaders of both parties as an ideological hard-liner loyal only to t ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Paris attacks rooted in Brussels bring question: Why Belgium

    BRUSSELS – The family homes of the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks and one of the suicide bombers stand only a few blocks apart in the Belgi ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • When truth is a casualty of terrorist fears

    WASHINGTON – If truth is the first casualty of war, it can also take a beating in a time of terrorism. A week of raging debate over Syrian refugees an ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • U.S. religious leaders make forceful appeal to admit refugees

    In rare agreement across faith and ideological lines, leaders of major American religious groups have condemned proposed bans on Syrian refugees, cont ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Effectiveness of college threat assessment teams is debated

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – As the fall semester began, communications professor and campus jester Kembrew McLeod organized a parody news conference to poke fun ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • American killed in Mali worked to improve global health

    WASHINGTON – As a Peace Corps volunteer, expert in global health and the mother of a 7-year-old boy, Anita Ashok Datar devoted her life to caring for ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Document: Homecoming parade crash suspect wasn't intoxicated

    STILLWATER, Okla. – A court document indicates the woman accused of killing four people and injuring dozens of others after driving through Oklahoma S ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords finishes 40-mile bike tour

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has completed a 40-mile charity bike tour in Tucson, Arizona, less than five years after she was g ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Have you attended a high school football championship game?
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