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  • Chicago casino plan draws more support at hearing

    CHICAGO – A proposal for a state-owned Chicago casino won praise Wednesday from business groups and a warmer reception from a state regulatory board t ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • McHenry County agencies ready to act if tornado strikes

    One factor worked for downstate Washington residents as a tornado ripped through their town in November, and one factor has worked against them in the ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • ECC helps students ‘Dress for Success’

    ELGIN – Elgin Community College on Wednesday helped students find the right attire for their job interviews.
    April 17, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

    DENVER – Authorities were investigating Wednesday whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot at least 12 minutes i ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a secu ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    NEW YORK – The move by New York City’s new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the fi ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Some Democrats call for renewed defense of 'Obamacare'

    WASHINGTON – The outlook for the president’s health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it’s time for the party to ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

    PERTH, Australia – A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Fears rise for missing in South Korea ferry sinking

    MOKPO, South Korea – Strong currents and bad visibility hampered rescuers Thursday in the search for 287 passengers still missing more than 24 hours a ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine – The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers

    WEST, Texas – Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the d ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Backlash against school dress codes

    EVANSTON – They’re called leggings – popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Illinois strip club tax brings in less revenue than expected

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approve ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

    QUINCY – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he’ll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn’t actively campai ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:45 pm
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