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  • Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid and arms

    BRUSSELS — The European Union on Friday sought to forge a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea

    DAEJEON, South Korea — Pope Francis called Friday for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism, an appeal that might be a hard sell in South Kore ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Deere to lay off 600 employees at Midwest sites

    MOLINE — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime'

    DAKAR, Senegal — The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people has turned parts of West Africa into a medical battle zone and could last u ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Alton woman sentenced for neglect of mother

    EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton woman has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal neglect of her elderly mother.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Illinois school guard charged with sexual assault

    EAST ST. LOUIS — St. Clair County officials have charged an East St. Louis high school security guard with having sex with a minor.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Chicago police: Missing boater found dead in lake

    CHICAGO — Chicago authorities say a body recovered from Lake Michigan has been identified as a man who was missing after falling overboard from a disa ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Slain general buried with honors

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War was buried with full honors Thursday at Arlington Na ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • IRS failed to do background checks on contractors

    WASHINGTON – The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a mi ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois company is latest to test market for carp

    GRAFTON – When they arrive at the processing plant, the fish that have been cursed as a menace to American lakes and rivers are raked onto a conveyer ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Corrections

    A story on page A3 of Thursday’s Daily Chronicle about the auction sale of chickens raised by Sycamore’s Bailey Hunt at the Illinois State Fair did no ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis and beyond

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night s ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Bivins wants audit of Chicago LGBT center

    SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, wants the state to look into the propriety of some events held at a Chicago community center that might ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Coal-fired farm implements on display at steam show in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The steam bug bit Liam Dancey before he could tie his shoes. Or, as some would say, it tackled him.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Doll joins DeKalb Park District, marks shift in administration

    DeKALB – When Amy Doll introduced herself as the new superintendent of recreation and facilities for the DeKalb Park District, she marked a shift in d ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 8:51 am
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