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  • Abortion in cases of rape: New feuds in old debate

    NEW YORK – Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Stabbing suspect's mental state is key to the case

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – The legal fate of the 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing or slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at his high school wi ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Highway shootings don't worry KC-area drivers

    KANSAS CITY – Several shootings have targeted apparently random vehicles along a tangle of interstates in south Kansas City, but it doesn’t seem to ha ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • NTSB: Claim about truck fire still uncorroborated

    RED BLUFF, Calif. – Federal investigators could not corroborate on Saturday a driver’s claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire before i ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Bond set at $75,000 in Amtrak drug bust in Illinois

    GALESBURG – Bond has been set at $75,000 for a man accused of bringing more than a pound of marijuana into Illinois on an Amtrak train with plans to s ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Illinois inmates help in pre-emptive sandbagging

    DU QUOIN – With flood season approaching, Illinois prison inmates are helping restock the supply of sandbags for makeshift levees.
    April 13, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Illinois man sentenced in pipe-bomb case

    URBANA – A Bloomington man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after being convicted of putting a pipe bomb in a mailbox.
    April 13, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Fort Hood victim laid to rest in Missouri

    ROLLA, Mo. – A U.S. Army sergeant killed in last week’s shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, was buried Saturday in the Missouri town where he went to high s ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • 1964 World's Fair offered preview to future technologies

    NEW YORK – Video phone calls? Yeah, we do that. Asking computers for information? Sure, several times a day. Colonies on the moon and jet packs as a m ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Unsolved 1987 slaying of Illinois family haunting

    ST. LOUIS – More than a quarter century later, the grisly, unsolved slaughter of Joeann Dardeen’s son, his pregnant wife and their young son in southe ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Bill would alert American travelers about passport checks

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants the federal government to alert American air travelers about which airports around the world are failing to routin ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Recovering new housing market restarts some unfinished subdivisions

    WOODSTOCK – Unfinished subdivisions such as the one on the north side of Woodstock are scattered across McHenry County.
    April 13, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Hebron sewer plant operator gone; describes tense, unsafe atmosphere

    HEBRON – The woman in charge of Hebron’s $4.5 million sewer plant before she stepped down last week says the facility became an “experimental playgrou ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Pace distributes advertising money

    Municipalities and other entities that partnered with Pace Bus are receiving some money from the suburban bus service’s advertising program.
    April 12, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Algonquin Rotary to host poker tournament

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Algonquin Rotary Club will host a Texas Hold’em charity tournament at 6 p.m. April 26 at the Lake in the Hills American Legion ...
    April 12, 2014 - 10:36 pm
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