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  • Airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq just the start

    WASHINGTON – The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, Preside ...
    NEW: Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Fire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Anger spilled over Tuesday after fire destroyed one of two memorials on the street where Michael Brown was killed, a site that has bec ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in N.Y.

    NEW YORK – Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Life term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue

    BEIJING – A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions a ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Hamas suspects in slaying of three Israeli teens killed

    JERUSALEM – Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying o ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • U.S. warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

    NEW YORK – U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Obama urges world to follow U.S. lead on climate

    UNITED NATIONS – In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the U ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Mayor Emanuel wants Illinois to reform drug laws

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • USDA: Illinois corn harvest continues lagging

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ corn harvest continues to lag at a pace roughly one-quarter of the average over the previous five years, according to the U.S. ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Auto insurer to market Blue Cross health coverage

    CHICAGO – Consumers shopping for health insurance in five states will be able to buy one well-known brand from a leading provider of car insurance.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Former Illinois health official charged in scheme

    SPRINGFIELD – A former official at the Illinois Department of Public Health faces federal charges of bribery, theft and tax evasion as part of a $13 m ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Candidates for 64th District state representative discuss issues at MCC

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jobs and the state’s massive unfunded pension liability loomed large over a state representative candidate forum Tuesday evening.
    UPDATED: Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • McHenry County Habitat for Humanity focuses on rehabbing neighborhood

    McHENRY – The house had been vacant for almost three years. There were problems with the plumbing, a ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Carpentersville School District 300 approves balanced 2015 budget

    CARPENTERSVILLE – District 300 has a new $211 million operating budget that school officials warn could change after the governor's race is decided in ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Crystal Lake South student will be honored with heroin overdose awareness event

    DES PLAINES – An outspoken advocate of heroin overdose awareness is planning a fundraiser on the day his daughter would have turned 19.
    UPDATED: Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:11 pm
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