• Quinn: New controls coming after Medicaid paid for dead

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    April 19, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • District 47, teachers' union agree to new contract

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In a rarely seen practice, leaders from Crystal Lake School District 47 and its teachers’ union released terms of a new deal before it ...
    April 19, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Vets look to get back in shape through NISRA program

    Ed Peters hadn’t worked this hard since boot camp. That was 1967.Like most veterans, the Lake in the ...
    April 19, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    KATMANDU, Nepal – The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that ro ...
    April 19, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith “to the ends of the Earth” as he presided over an Easter V ...
    April 19, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Four French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    PARIS – Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, thou ...
    April 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea – After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea’s ...
    April 19, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

    PERTH, Australia – A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabe ...
    April 19, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

    LAGOS, Nigeria – Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy b ...
    April 19, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    WASHINGTON – As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that’s warily watching the crisis in Ukraine t ...
    April 19, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    DETROIT – General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaint ...
    April 19, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Illinois county requiring reflective house numbers

    PEKIN – A central Illinois county is reminding residents about a new ordinance that requires property owners to post reflective house numbers so first ...
    April 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Chicago cops to patrol most violent areas on bikes

    CHICAGO – Some of the police officers who have been patrolling Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods on foot are getting bicycles.
    April 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • $14M awarded in suit linking contraceptive, stroke

    CHICAGO – A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birt ...
    April 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • National energy boom blurs political battle lines

    DENVER – The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.
    April 19, 2014 - 10:48 pm
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