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  • 7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure

    CARY, N.C. – Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert – he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Law fails to stop Illinois schools from fattening pensions

    CHICAGO – A 2005 state law has failed to discourage many Illinois school districts from using large pay raises to fatten the pensions of retiring educ ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • 4-year-old girl shot in head outside Chicago prom party

    CHICAGO – A 4-year-old girl was shot in the head outside a home in Chicago where relatives were attending a high school prom party.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers

    CHICAGO – When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring pro ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

    DUBLIN – Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum decla ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Two sent to hospital after Waterman collision

    WATERMAN - Two people were taken to the hospital after a collision shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Route 23 and Chicago Road in ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

    CLEVELAND – A patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case t ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:18 am
  • Hiawatha's latest graduates have united, persevered

    KIRKLAND – Jay Watson couldn’t be happier or more proud to be walking with his classmates Friday night as they received their diplomas from Hiawatha H ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Fire destroys tractor near Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK – A John Deere tractor was destroyed after the Maple Park Fire Department said it caught on fire Friday afternoon.
    May 23, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • DeKalb mulls $13.1M water project

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents should prepare to start paying more for the water they use – anywhere from 4 percent to 8.5 percent more.
    May 23, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • State report says Illinois college chiefs enjoy lavish perks

    SPRINGFIELD – A report from Illinois lawmakers has found that state university and community college presidents have enjoyed lavish perks, some worth ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Police: Man charged with DUI after Sandwich crash

    SANDWICH – A Romeoville man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police said he crashed into a house in Sandwich shortly afte ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Sand dune along Lake Michigan to remain closed this summer

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A popular sand dune at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along Lake Michigan will remain closed this summer as scientists study ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Democrats giving no hint of compromise with Rauner on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Majority Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly gave no hint Friday that they are ready to budge from opposition to Gov. Bruce Raune ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • DeKalb city clerk resigns

    DeKALB – No one, it seems, wants to serve as DeKalb’s city clerk.Just weeks after being appointed ci ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:01 am
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