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  • Two people graduate from DeKalb County Drug Court

    SYCAMORE — Since joining DeKalb County's drug court program last year, Willis Yurs has already repaired some of the strained relationships he once had ...
    NEW: Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • Farm accidents increase in Illinois over past year

    PEORIA (AP) – Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same perio ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Unemployment rates rise in 24 U.S. states in August

    WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Car bomb attacks kill 20 people in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD – A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Plan to restore Annie Glidden house in NIU's hands

    DeKALB – Members of a local group trying to save the DeKalb farmhouse where Annie Glidden once lived hope to receive a response from Northern Illinois ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • Fake tweets involving Peoria mayor stir debate about parody, lawsuit

    CHICAGO – Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredo ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • McLean County Coroner warns of smoking on oxygen

    BLOOMINGTON – The McLean County Coroner's office is citing two recent deaths in warning residents about the dangers of smoking and using oxygen tanks ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Scots reject independence in historic vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland – Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:58 am
  • GOP's Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots

    CHICAGO – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he’s not a fan of gambling or a plan to put slot machines at Chicago’s internat ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Strong vote in Senate for Obama on Syria aid

    WASHINGTON – In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Is ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland – From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment – and the rest of the United K ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:54 am
  • Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step tow ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • 21 killed by Mexican army had surrendered

    ARCELIA, Mexico – A woman said she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to t ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate sees drop in August

    ST. LOUIS – Illinois’ unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state’s jobless rate, the Illinois Depart ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:32 pm
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