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  • Police seek info on RV vandalism

    SYCAMORE – Police are asking for the public’s help with information regarding an incident where several recreational vehicles were damaged in December ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs compromise plan to fix $1.6 billion budget hole

    SPRINGFIELD – In an early major test of Illinois’ newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole i ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Pickup crashes through wall of Big Rock eatery

    BIG ROCK – Two employees of the Big Rock Café were injured Thursday when a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck crashed through front wall of the buil ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back in ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia face off in debate

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s challenger blasted the former White House chief of staff Thursday, accusing him of neglecting the city’s neighb ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Police arrest 2 suspects in gang rape of elderly nun

    KOLKATA, India – Police arrested two suspects Thursday in the gang rape of an elderly nun in a Catholic missionary school this month in a crime that f ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Tension escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs Yemeni rebels

    SANAA, Yemen – The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, w ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown

    WASHINGTON – A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the go ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Expert: Recent tornadoes have struck out of season

    CHAMPAIGN – An Illinois weather expert said the phrase “tornado season” has lost some of its meaning during the past three years.
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Schock says he leaves with sadness, humility

    WASHINGTON – Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock said Thursday he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility and vowed to work “tirelessly” to make amends ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Peoria officials express concerns about trucks

    PEORIA – Unsightly food trucks are a concern for officials in the central Illinois city of Peoria.Th ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • House passes budget, Senate next

    WASHINGTON – Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward Senate approval Thursday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto strugg ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Co-pilot deliberately slams plane into Alps; families ask why

    PARIS – Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pil ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Diet sodas fall in U.S.; Pepsi takes back No. 2

    NEW YORK – Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Our View: Local referendum won't solve federal issue

    A countywide referendum appearing on the ballot for the April 7 election will ask voters if they “support removing the corrupting influence of money o ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:41 pm
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