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  • Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola, according to AP-GfK poll

    WASHINGTON — Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not s ...
    NEW: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Caterpillar beats Wall Street third-quarter forecasts

    PEORIA — Caterpillar's belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook f ...
    NEW: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Peoria man gets 23 years in Wal-Mart armed robbery

    PEORIA (AP) — A 19-year-old Peoria man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for robbing $270 from two acquaintances at gunpoint in a Wal-Mart park ...
    NEW: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Illinois car thieves lead high-speed chase, police say

    NASHVILLE, Ill. — Police are investigating after thieves stole four cars from a southern Illinois dealership and led officers on a high-speed chase.
    NEW: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • Champaign woman gets 25 years for slashing man's throat during robbery

    URBANA (AP) — A Champaign woman who slashed a man's throat has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
    NEW: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • Illinois man gets 11 years for burning 1-year-old with oven cleaner

    DECATUR (AP) — A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for spraying oven cleaner on a 1-year-old boy and severely burning him.
    NEW: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Illinois sets up Ebola task force in state

    SPRINGFIELD — The state of Illinois has formed a task force to advise on responding to the Ebola virus.
    NEW: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Cheaper fuel helps United Airlines' third-quarter profit take off

    CHICAGO — United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off.
    NEW: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • Grafton gives Asian carp processing plant 30 days to stop smells

    GRAFTON (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois have given an Asian carp processing plant 30 days to stop rotten odors or face a shutdown.
    NEW: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Canada shooting suspect's mom: I cry for victims, not son

    OTTAWA, Ontario — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she ...
    NEW: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:25 am
  • Living history museum in Ringwood to showcase fall harvest activities

    RINGWOOD – The fall harvest will take a trip back in time at Glacial Park’s Historic Powers-Walker House next month.
    NEW: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Storytime at Prairieview Education Center in Crystal Lake to feature coming winter

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A children’s storytime at the Prairieview Education Center will follow a family’s journey out into the first snow of the season.
    UPDATED: Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Durbin, Oberweis face off in first U.S. Senate debate

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Wednesday painted Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis as too extreme for Illinois, while the GOP challenger argued t ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Abbott tops third quarter profit expectations

    NORTH CHICAGO – Abbott Laboratories’ third-quarter earnings sank 44 percent to $538 million compared to last year, but the drugmaker’s performance top ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Farmer reports soybean bushels stolen in Illinois

    DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an Iowa farmer reported that someone stole about $18,000 worth of soybea ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:55 pm
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