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  • Garcia says 'working class' to power bid for Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO – If Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is going to have a shot at upsetting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff, he’ll need to quickly solidify a ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • 2 appear in court on charges they sought to join IS group

    NEW YORK – Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S., ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • CEO sells programs to predict crime

    SALT LAKE CITY – The CEO of a Utah company that has emerged as a key player in a national movement to overhaul the justice system is a repeat offender ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • DeKalb seeks nonprofit tenant for Grove St. space

    DeKALB – Diana Hulst is preparing an application to keep the Youth Service Bureau in the space at 330 Grove St. that it’s occupied for more than 45 ye ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • DeKalb family reunited with lost dog; county mostly sees abandoned animals

    DeKALB – She had only been missing overnight, but when Mabel was reunited with the Schmerbach family, it brought on tears.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Police: Man planned to sell heroin in Genoa

    DeKALB – A Rockford man who police say planned to sell 10 bags of heroin in Genoa is scheduled to appear in DeKalb County Court on drug conspiracy cha ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Speed, apathy mute protests for Wisconsin right-to-work bill

    MADISON, Wis. – For two straight days this week, 2,000 union members converged on Wisconsin's Capitol to rally against a new right-to-work bill, chant ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • John Cullerton says budget agreement with Bruce Rauner not close

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has hit a roadblock in his effort to persuade lawmakers to give him more authority to patch a $1.6 billion hole in thi ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

    WASHINGTON – Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview?
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation

    WASHINGTON – Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • USDA stats show Illinois had 'historic' corn, soybean yields

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) – Illinois' 2014 corn and soybean harvest reached historic, "never seen" levels, Illinois Farm Bureau spokesman John Hawkins says.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • U.S. new home sales barely nudge up in January

    WASHINGTON – Sales of new U.S. homes were basically flat in January, evidence that recent job gains and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • States use surveys to try predicting inmates’ future

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which inmates will commit ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Truck stalls on track before train crash

    OXNARD, Calif. – A commuter train slammed into a truck stuck on the tracks early Tuesday, sending three rail cars tumbling onto their sides and injuri ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill

    WASHINGTON – A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered on Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripp ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:23 pm
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