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  • Display honors all military branches

    BLOOMINGTON – A 25-foot tall flag pole flying a 5-by-8-foot Stars and Stripes at an east-side business was a step up from the small flag that used to ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Illinois State board picks new chairman

    NORMAL– Illinois State University's trustees have elected a veteran board member as their new chairman.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Kirk again calls for removal of VA hospital director

    BERWYN – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk continues to call for the removal of upper management at Hines VA Hospital outside Chicago.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Dropping crop prices may push rents down

    URBANA – Farmers who rent land will probably need to renegotiate what they pay after watching corn and soybean prices fall, a process that could uncom ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Boone County man held in alleged child battering

    BELVIDERE – A Machesney Park man being held on $300,000 bond for allegedly battering his girlfriend's 7-month old child faces additional charges of as ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Photos: National Day of the Cowboy

    Images from the mounted shooting competition in Malta on Saturday. ...
    UPDATED: July 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Kerry says no deal yet for 7-day truce in Gaza

    JERUSALEM – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    WASHINGTON – Pressing for action on Friday, President Barack Obama urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans at home to help eas ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Global tensions don’t dent enthusiasm for stocks

    A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.
    July 25, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • NJ Gov. Christie campaigns for Rauner in Chicago

    CHICAGO – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped in Chicago Friday to campaign for Republican Bruce Rauner, calling his bid to defeat Illinois Gov. Pa ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    CHICAGO – Fast food workers said they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national conve ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • July 26 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 ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    BEACHWOOD, N.J. – A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • House votes to boost child tax credit for some

    WASHINGTON – More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a d ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • U.S.: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine – Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil against Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, ...
    July 26, 2014 - 12:23 am
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