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  • Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country’s new president in the l ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

    WASHINGTON – Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel’s largest airport after rocket a ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    MIAMI – Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in t ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    LOS ANGELES – Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded “economic patriotism” from U.S. ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    ROME – Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing t ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • July 24 police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    ST. LOUIS – The nation’s third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and am ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Chicago authorities charge man in child’s death

    CHICAGO – A Chicago teen accused of shooting dead an 11-year-old girl was aiming his gun at members of a rival gang when a bullet struck the girl as s ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Chicago lawyer named ambassador to Czech Republic

    CHICAGO – A Chicago attorney has been confirmed as the United States’ ambassador to the Czech Republic.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Cook County to cut buildings’ carbon emissions

    CHICAGO – Cook County buildings will be getting greener.The county’s Board of Commissioners has appr ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Insurers owe more than $8M in refunds in Illinois

    CHICAGO – The federal government said more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds because ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Somonauk Summerfest starts today

    SOMONAUK – Somonauk Summerfest starts today in Community Park on South Gage Street.Country band Maso ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • DeKalb man accused of selling cocaine

    DeKALB – A 28-year-old DeKalb man accused of selling less than a gram of cocaine to a confidential police source last year was arrested Wednesday.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Turning Back Time weekend includes free movie

    SYCAMORE – Turning Back Time starts today with a free screening of “The Lego Movie” at dusk in the parking lot at the corner of Somonauk and Elm stree ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

    FREDERICK, Oklahoma – A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor Wor ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:47 pm
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