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  • Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

    CHICAGO – Anyone in Illinois who’s turned on a TV in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses-spared s ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Buyer’s remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Obama’s delay on immigration creates uncertainty

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade – a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowe ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • GOP sees gains in Ill. voters tuning out

    DECATUR – The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens new sanctions

    BRUSSELS – Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of impo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers Saturday

    BEIRUT – Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded t ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Toilet Bowl Challenge a family affair at Maple Park Fun Fest

    MAPLE PARK – Before the start of the 10th Annual Toilet Bowl Challenge on Saturday, Jon Ausbury made sure that his team completed a practice run on th ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • At heart of Syria fears, some extremists returning home

    WASHINGTON – The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.Nemmouche is a Frenchman ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

    WASHINGTON – The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one co ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • U of I facing scrutiny over job-offer decision

    URBANA – The University of Illinois is facing scrutiny as classes resume from some of its faculty, other academics and students over its decision to r ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • 20-year-old woman guilty in Joliet double murder

    JOLIET – A 20-year-old woman faces a mandatory life sentence after a judge found her guilty Friday of taking part in a grisly double murder in Joliet ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business

    BELMAR, N.J. – Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the seco ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Aug. 29 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 ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Party police on patrol: Noise complaints among residents’ most-frequent calls

    DeKALB – If you’re planning a party, officials recommend letting your neighbors know – unless you want police knocking on your door.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:32 pm
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