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  • Bruce Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was “ful ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

    DEERFIELD, Va. – An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking r ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • 2 Chicago men sue taxi company over brief kiss

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago men sued a taxi company this week, alleging a driver tried to kick them out of his cab because they shared a short kiss.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Obama crafting legal rationale for immigration steps

    WASHINGTON – The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Obama faces Congress question on Syria again

    WASHINGTON – One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval fr ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

    PHOENIX – The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters an ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Grim stalemate at war’s end in Gaza

    TEL AVIV, Israel – The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. T ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost public schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner’s proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

    In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter’s call for comment, the group’s ubiquitous “ice bucket challe ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Congressional gridlock, taxes topics of candidate’s town hall

    GENOA – Genoa resident John Noyes liked many of the things he heard Randall Olsen, Democratic candidate for the Illinois 16th Congressional District, ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Q-and-A on Westerners who join the fight in Syria

    MINNEAPOLIS – Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American killed in Syria while fighting with the Islamic State, was part of a growing number of Americans an ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 12:48 am
  • Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base

    BEIRUT – The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new image ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Ways insurers can deter the sick from enrolling in plans

    Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that compani ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Sex offender pleads guilty to weapons charges

    SYCAMORE – A registered sex offender accused of carrying weapons into a Waterman park agreed to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon just before his trial w ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • County Zero Waste task force proposal OK’d by committee

    SYCAMORE – County Zero Waste task force members hope that in the future their priorities can be expanded and recycling opportunities can be provided f ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:23 pm
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