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  • Families head outdoors for holiday weekend as weather holds

    Their chairs lined up along the trout pond of Lake Julian, Janet and Bob Joesel of Fox River Grove watched their son and grandson try to catch dinner.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR – The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 8:05 pm
  • US Rep. Duckworth announces she's pregnant

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth says she's pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early December.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

    GENEVA – The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes ag ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    BRUSSELS – NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies i ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Few women in 'industry that time forgot'; construction recruiting efforts rise

    NEW YORK – Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • RTA reform measure signed into law

    A reform bill aimed at Chicago’s mass-transit agencies in the wake of back-to-back scandals at Metra is now law.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • On the Record with... Liz Nelson and Dona Willard

    ISLAND LAKE – Tours started this summer to take visitors and residents through the winding channels and curves of Island Lake.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Area crop prediction yields a mixed bag

    Expectations are high for corn and soybeans this year, but area farmers say it’s too early to tell just how well the crops will do.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Islamist militia now guards U.S. Embassy in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya – An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Man brings two military flares to Illinois sheriff

    MURPHYSBORO – Authorities in southern Illinois moved jail inmates and evacuated a restaurant after a man came to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office w ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Road in Mokena named for soldier killed in Afghanistan

    MOKENA – Part of a road southwest of Chicago has been named after a soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this year.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Sh ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Newborn baby found alive inside Illinois trash bin

    JACKSONVILLE – Police said a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in the central Illinois community of Jacksonville is in good condition.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Quinn to live on minimum wage for a week

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn, who has made his push to raise the state’s minimum wage a key component of his re-election campaign, said Sunday he will liv ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:15 pm
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