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  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging yo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois state fair managers have been fined for soliciting and accepting free beer tickets for the events.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in th ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Suspect killed after scuffle with Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say an off-duty officer on his way home from work shot and killed a suspect while trying to stop a suspected break in.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Illinois State University fundraising sets record

    CHICAGO – It's been a banner year for fundraising at Illinois State University.The Normal-based scho ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Lollapalooza looms, so do Chicago traffic woes

    CHICAGO – One of the country's most popular music festivals starts in Chicago in a few days and that means traffic headaches for some motorists.
    July 28, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians’ new advice

    CHICAGO – A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Fighting intensifies in Ukraine near MH17 disaster site

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a tempora ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

    WASHINGTON – If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in on ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Face Time With Pat Bragg

    Pat Bragg has been birding for 20 years, moving from DeKalb to rural Sycamore about six years ago, partially to cultivate a habitat to support blue bi ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Sycamore getting new fire engine thanks to FEMA

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore Fire Department is replacing a 35-year-old fire engine with a modern one, thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Driving review course offered to DeKalb-area residents

    DeKALB – A Rules of the Road review course will be available for all DeKalb-area residents.Secretary ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • DeKalb event to distribute school supplies, other resources

    DeKALB – Treveda Redmond just wants children to have the chance to be successful in the classroom.An ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:29 pm
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