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  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois state fair managers have been fined for soliciting and accepting free beer tickets for the events.
    NEW: July 28, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in th ...
    NEW: July 28, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • MCC approves preliminary budget with frozen tax levy

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Board of Trustees has approved a preliminary budget that assumes a freeze in the property tax levy for a sec ...
    NEW: July 28, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Review: Oakwood Hills and a potential power plant

    A $450 million state-of-the-art power plant could be headed to Oakwood Hills, potentially bringing millions of dollars into the small village but al ...
    NEW: July 28, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Carpentersville man who threatened Kane County courts pleads guilty

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A Carpentersville man Friday pleaded guilty to several offenses after threatening the Kane County courts last year, according to a p ...
    NEW: July 28, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Motorists advised of large pothole in Sleepy Hollow

    SLEEPY HOLLOW — Drivers are advised to be wary of a section of Route 72 in Sleepy Hollow until a large pothole can be addressed.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health pro ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Suspect killed after scuffle with Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say an off-duty officer on his way home from work shot and killed a suspect while trying to stop a suspected break in.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

    JERUSALEM – Israeli jets struck several sites in Gaza on Monday as rockets continued to fall on Israel, the Israeli military said, disrupting a relati ...
    UPDATED: July 28, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Illinois State University fundraising sets record

    CHICAGO – It's been a banner year for fundraising at Illinois State University.The Normal-based scho ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Lollapalooza looms, so do Chicago traffic woes

    CHICAGO – One of the country's most popular music festivals starts in Chicago in a few days and that means traffic headaches for some motorists.
    July 28, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a tempora ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

    LOS ANGELES – A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rar ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:27 pm
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