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  • Cemetery workers endured brutal winter

    CHAMPAIGN — When a blizzard shut down schools, government agencies and businesses across the state on Jan. 6, Patrick Lewis and two assistants were on ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short

    PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the o ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

    TOKYO — Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members vowed Tuesday to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruli ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Experts: winter ice, winds damaged Illinois trees

    DECATUR — This year's particularly nasty winter has taken its toll on trees across Illinois.Tree tri ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • India's top court recognizes third gender category

    NEW DELHI — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselv ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

    BOSTON – Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing w ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Storm topples RVs near Mississippi's Gulf coast

    GAUTIER, Miss. — A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, damaging or destroying about a dozen RV trailers at one campground, down ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Peoria school district lays off 200 workers

    PEORIA — Peoria's school board has voted to lay off nearly 200 employees — mostly full- and part-time teachers.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:08 am
  • Ill. House panel plans daylong gambling hearing

    CHICAGO — An Illinois House committee is planning a daylong hearing on gambling expansion in the state.
    April 15, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • 13-year-old accused of bringing to gun school

    AURORA — An 8th grader at a suburban Chicago middle school was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a loaded handgun was found insid ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:07 am
  • Public hearing set for Crystal Lake’s $91.3 million budget

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on its proposed $91.3 million budget for capital and operational expen ...
    April 15, 2014 - 7:31 am
  • Garden club marks milestone

    McHENRY – Filling the empty yard of her Emerald Drive house became Jackie Homa’s project.She planted ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Life cut short, legacy 'forever'

    DeKALB – When Kimberly Agee saw the Northern Illinois University conference room named in honor of her deceased son Steven, her face lit up with joy.
    April 14, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Elvis Impersonator Travis Morris at the Moose Lodge

    Elvis impersonator Travis Morris performs Friday at the Moose Lodge in Johnsburg. Morris began his career as an Elvis tribute artist in 1993 when he w ...
    April 15, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • District 300 to lobby state lawmakers for overdue capital grants

    CARPENTERSVILLE – School District 300 Board members want to pressure state lawmakers to award overdue construction money the district would use to hel ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:15 am
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