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  • Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

    MIAMI (AP) — Burger King confirmed Tuesday that it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that could help give the fast-f ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises in escalation

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops Tuesday, collapsing one building and severely damag ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:36 am
  • Illinois seeks medical marijuana board nominees

    CHICAGO (AP) — The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:32 am
  • Hultgren to host health care forum at ECC

    ELGIN – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren will host a leadership forum on health care at Elgin Community College on Thursday to address the challenges of an “e ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    ST. LOUIS – The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown – recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high scho ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Expert calls for closure of Calif. nuclear plant

    LOS ANGELES – A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whe ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn’t deter tourists

    NAPA, Calif. – Businesses in California’s wine capital on Monday mopped up thousands of dollars in high-end vintages, swept glass from ghostly downtow ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Fire officials: Man pulled from Lake Michigan

    EVANSTON – Evanston fire authorities say an elderly man has been pulled from Lake Michigan in critical condition.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Chicago police shoot, kill 2 Sunday night

    CHICAGO – Chicago police officers shot and killed two armed men in separate incidents on Sunday night on the city’s South Side, the department said.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Police: Mortar round caused deadly plant blast

    GRANITE CITY – A mortar round exploded Monday at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant that does business with the military, killing two people.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Mediation fails to settle Galesburg teacher strike

    GALESBURG – Thousands of students are staying home again in Galesburg as a weekend mediation session between a teachers union and the board of educati ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Chief justice talks to incoming law students

    CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois Supreme Court’s chief judge is among the justices touring the state’s nine law schools to talk about and administer a pledge ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Rockford Police plan for 290 officers by January

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department plans to hire about 30 new officers by January to round out a force of 290 officers.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Quinn vetoes state ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday afte ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Biden, Christie in Illinois for governor’s race

    CHICAGO – The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:45 pm
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