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  • Waterman man accused of beating, strangling girlfriend

    SYCAMORE – A 24-year-old Waterman man accused of beating his live-in girlfriend was charged with violating an order of protection for allegedly callin ...
    NEW: April 18, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Pensive pope at Good Friday Colosseum procession

    ROME – Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a ...
    NEW: April 18, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • U of I names presidential search committee

    URBANA – University of Illinois trustees have named a 19-member search committee to look for President Robert Easter's replacement.
    NEW: April 18, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • Crime Mugs, April 2014

    A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable dou ...
    NEW: April 18, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    LOS ANGELES – Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

    WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other c ...
    April 18, 2014 - 2:13 pm
  • Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD — Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois.
    April 18, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    CHICAGO — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

    MILWAUKEE — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of t ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Former gov't informant charged with wire fraud

    CHICAGO — A Chicago real estate developer who was a key government witness in corruption cases is facing federal charges after authorities say he stol ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • DeKalb County plans lawsuit filing fee to fund custody exchange program

    SYCAMORE — Anyone who files a lawsuit in DeKalb County Court beginning July 1 can expect an added $8 fee that will be used to fund a new program for c ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where br ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Ferry stops service on Mississippi River

    MEYER — A farm cooperative has shut down a ferry service that shuttled agricultural products and other goods across the Mississippi River between west ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:43 am
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