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  • Alstory Simon ordered freed in landmark Illinois case

    CHICAGO – A judge ordered the immediate release Thursday of a prisoner whose confession had helped free a death row inmate in a 1982 double killing — ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

    JERUSALEM – Israeli authorities closed off all access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday, after police killed a Palestinian man suspected of ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Nurse Kaci Hickox defies Ebola quarantine in Fort Kent, Maine

    FORT KENT, Maine – A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her p ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Audit: Two-thirds of Chicago elevators not inspected

    CHICAGO – An audit by Chicago's inspector general has determined two-thirds of the city's elevators were not inspected last year.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey

    SURUC, Turkey – Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Fed ends bond buying and cites brighter job market

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job mar ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Retirement party for NIU’s Nicklas scheduled for Friday

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University is saying goodbye to one of its top administrators with a retirement party Friday.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Sycamore parents can schedule conferences

    SYCAMORE – Parents and guardians of Sycamore High School students can schedule conferences for their students starting Nov. 10.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • DeKalb resident rallies for Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights amendment

    DeKALB – Had there been a law in Illinois expanding and enforcing the rights of crime victims during legal proceedings, DeKalb resident Jennifer Morro ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • State education chief sent to Waukegan amid strike

    WAUKEGAN – The state became involved Wednesday in a nearly four-week teacher strike in Waukegan when Gov. Pat Quinn ordered the chairman of the state ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Sheriff’s office helps bust ‘card cracking’ scheme

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office was part of a federal investigation that led to the charges against 29 people in connection with a fraud ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Illinois’ U.S. Senate candidates spar in last debate

    CHICAGO – The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate debated immigration proposals, tea party ties and anti-violence policies Wednesday in Republican sta ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Obama on Ebola fight: U.S. can’t seal itself off

    WASHINGTON – Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disea ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Experts offer tips for dental health, donating Halloween candy

    DeKALB – The candy cavalcade starts at Patty Ihm’s house well before Halloween. Candy begins to accu ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:57 pm
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