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  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    WASHINGTON — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is t ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

    MAYWOOD — Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped au ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

    DAMASCUS, Syria — A Syrian lawmaker on Wednesday registered his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election, becoming the first contender in the Ju ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    WASHINGTON — The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complicati ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skil ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district

    AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city's freewhee ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Hundreds of cases of pig virus reported in Ill.

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois agriculture officials say there have been hundreds of cases of a deadly pig virus in Illinois.
    April 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Man pleads not guilty in southern Ill. killing

    MURPHYSBORO — A man accused of killing a Missouri woman and leaving her body along a southern Illinois road has pleaded not guilty to charges of first ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Family: Remains in '78 cold case will be cremated

    MAYWOOD — The sister of Chicago-area man whose remains were identified more than 35 years after he disappeared says his bones will be cremated.
    April 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Coroner: Drugs caused DeKalb man's death at Sycamore hotel

    SYCAMORE – Drug use caused DeKalb resident Charles “Chuck” Williams's death in a Sycamore hotel, DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller said Wednesday.
    April 23, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Peoria mayor defends response to Twitter account

    PEORIA – Peoria's mayor defended his actions in response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name, saying he felt his identity was stolen and that ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    CANBERRA, Australia – Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plan ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Teen sentenced to probation for Prophetstown fire

    STERLING – A teenager was sentenced to five years of probation for starting a fire last summer that destroyed much of downtown Prophetstown.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Malta library giving away free books

    MALTA –Members of the Malta Library Board will give away free books today to promote reading.Malta ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:05 pm
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