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  • Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bids

    SPRINGFIELD – The state lawmaker who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana law said it bars the release of information about those applying to grow an ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwes ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Freshmen enrollment drops at U. of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois's flagship campus is down this semester by 5.4 percent from a year ago, according to the ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Eyeing 2016, Marco Rubio stresses border security

    MIAMI – Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • 5 men from Kankakee area hit with gun charges

    URBANA – Five men are in federal custody on gun charges resulting from investigations of gun violence in the Kankakee area, the U.S. attorney's office ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Voluntary Action Center celebrates 40 years, credits community support, grants for programs’ successes

    SYCAMORE – Voluntary Action Center helped Eileen Brewer get back on her own feet instead of relying on others.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Sept. 12 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 ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

    ANKARA, Turkey – Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousa ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

    LIMA, Ohio – Criminal and internal investigations were underway Friday to determine how three Ohio inmates including a convicted killer of three stude ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Chemical trade tries to shape regs

    WASHINGTON – The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in pro ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

    PHOENIX – A judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Cops: Pathologists’ findings led to murder charge

    ST. LOUIS – Murder charges against a former Illinois prosecutor and Big Ten football standout in his wife’s death eight years ago are rooted in pathol ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Cortland Dollar General employee arrested on theft charge

    CORTLAND – A 47-year-old Maple Park woman is accused of stealing money from the Dollar General in Cortland while she was an employee there, authoritie ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Sycamore fireworks set for Saturday night

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Park District will offer a fireworks show Saturday night along with other family activities.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:39 pm
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