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  • Illinois students improve slightly on ACT exam

    SPRINGFIELD – This year’s Illinois high school graduates performed slightly better on the ACT college entrance exam than last year’s, in one of the fi ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Hamas’ shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the milit ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Ukrainian government troops take over much of Luhansk

    DONETSK, Ukraine – After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, c ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Navy kicks out 34 sailors for nuke cheating ring

    WASHINGTON – At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner set on three traditional debates

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor agreed to three traditional debates ahead of November, but Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner b ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Last four hostages freed in Harvey standoff

    HARVEY – About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Appeals court says term limits can't be on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – Proponents of term limits for Illinois lawmakers were preparing a last-minute appeal to the state Supreme Court after an appeals court r ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Picture emerges of officer involved in Ferguson shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A white police officer whose shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been character ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Holder says he understands Ferguson residents' mistrust of police

    ST. LOUIS – Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and sa ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Beheading of journalist spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    WASHINGTON – The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journal ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Students sign up for new sailing teams

    JOHNSBURG – Treading water next to a turtled sailboat, three Johnsburg High School students grabbed the keel, using their weight to pull it onto its s ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Cary applies for federal road dollars

    CARY – Village Board members approved applying for federal transportation dollars through the McHenry County Council of Mayors for three potential roa ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Decades later, victims' families fight serial killer Smith's parole

    CHICAGO – More than four decades after his crimes, admitted serial killer Mark A. Smith continues to torture his victims’ families, prosecutors said W ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • McCullom Lake man gets 15 years for impregnating child

    WOODSTOCK – A McCullom Lake man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for impregnating a 12-year-old girl, an act the judge called “repulsive and disgus ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
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