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  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    BOSTON (AP) — Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpac ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

    QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't acti ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are trumpeting $600 million in new competitiv ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • D428 considers cutting advanced middle school classes

    DeKALB – Some DeKalb District 428 administrators want to eliminate advanced classes from middle school, but school board members aren't convinced it w ...
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
    NEW: April 16, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • No one injured in DeKalb kitchen fire

    DeKALB – No one was injured in a fire today in the kitchen of a DeKalb home.Crews were called to 427 ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Judge asked to allow use of lawmaker's statements

    CHICAGO — Prosecutors want to be able to tell jurors about potentially damaging comments state Rep. Derrick Smith made to authorities as they question ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Addiction experts: Cuts could hurt drug treatment

    SPRINGFIELD — Addiction experts say thousands of Illinois residents could lose drug treatment services if a temporary tax increase expires later next ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler i ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    CINCINNATI — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal ju ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    WASHINGTON — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Illinois strip club tax brings in less revenue

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approve ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Fake abduction in park outrages many in Sequim

    SEQUIM, Wash. — Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who t ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • House fire kills man, infant son in Quincy

    QUINCY — A man and his infant son have died after a fire that heavily damaged a home in western Illinois.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Metra files reveal years of political patronage

    CHICAGO — Files documenting a lengthy history of political patronage hiring at the Chicago area's Metra commuter rail agency reveal that some of Illin ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:35 am
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