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  • No injuries reported in crash at Peace Road and Route 64

    SYCAMORE – No injuries were reported after a semitrailer and minivan collided at Peace Road and Route 64 in Sycamore about 10 a.m. today.
    July 18, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Who is to blame? Crash investigators face struggle

    LONDON — To figure out why a Malaysian jetliner fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Ukraine searchers comb sunflowers for plane debris

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine — Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eas ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profoun ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • Growing wildfire empties Washington town

    SPOKANE, Wash. — A small north-central Washington town and a nearby hospital have been evacuated ahead of a wind-whipped wildfire that has already bur ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    SYDNEY — Researchers and activists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, officials said Fr ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • All walks of life among Malaysia plane passengers

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — International passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, wer ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Malaysians in Chicago plan vigil for crash victims

    CHICAGO — Malaysians in Chicago are planning a vigil in memory of those killed in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine's ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry

    MONTPELIER, Vt. — Move over, pot brownies.The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical an ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Germany's Merkel seeks 'sensible' US spy talks

    BERLIN — Germany wants "sensible talks" with the United States on the two countries' spat over alleged American spying, Chancellor Angela Merkel said ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:11 am
  • As rivers retreat, roads, ferries back in business

    GRAFTON — Ferry and vehicle traffic around western Illinois and eastern Missouri is returning to normal now that the rain-swollen Mississippi and Illi ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:05 am
  • Springfield police issue 300 cellphone citations

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police say they've issued hundreds of citations to people using cellphones while driving more than six months after a state- ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:04 am
  • Chicago Police Board fires police sergeant

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Board has fired a police sergeant whose gun was used in the death of a woman.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:03 am
  • FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

    SAN FRANCISCO – Federal authorities on Thursday charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering painkillers and dangerous drug ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Rauner proposes lower Illinois income tax rate

    SCHAUMBURG – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said Thursday he wants to lower Illinois’ income tax rate, freeze property taxes and impo ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:53 pm
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