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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledges that he's gay

    NEW YORK – Apple CEO Tim Cook’s declaration that he’s “proud to be gay” wasn’t exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no sec ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

    BAGHDAD – The Islamic State group wanted to send a warning against anyone who might plot against its rule.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Strengthening U.S. growth reflects help from Fed

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the develope ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

    NEW YORK – That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won’t cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Ex-Pekin youth pastor charged in child porn case

    PEKIN – A former youth pastor already charged with sexually assaulting a child has been indicted on child pornography charges in Peoria County.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Chicago adds two electric buses with federal grant

    CHICAGO – Chicago has added two electric buses to its public transportation fleet with a $2.5 million federal grant.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Efforts to compromise on Ebola quarantine with Maine nurse stall

    FORT KENT, Maine – Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state’s Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • 2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply

    CHICAGO – Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Waukegan teachers approve contract ending strike

    WAUKEGAN – Waukegan teachers on Thursday approved a new contract with the city’s school district, ending a 20-day strike that had kept about 17,000 st ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Supreme Court justices consider Texas rape-murder case

    WASHINGTON – A black inmate on Texas’ death row who claims he had a clandestine relationship with a white woman but did not rape or kill her is asking ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Michelle Obama to campaign in Moline for Pat Quinn, Dick Durbin

    MOLINE – First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to be in western Illinois this weekend to campaign for Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner offer different emphasis on social issues

    CHICAGO – Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have remained on the back burner for much of the Illinois governor’s ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Huntley officials considering fiber-optic network possibilities

    HUNTLEY – Officials in Huntley are exploring opportunities to connect village facilities to high-speed, fiber-optic lines along Interstate 90 that cou ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Illinois Report Card looks at McHenry County schools, districts as assessments change

    The page is turning on Illinois education as this school year brings with it a new state test and new academic achievement standards.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Crystal Lake South beats Central in Class 4A Regional Final

    The Class 4A Prairie Ridge Regional match against Crystal Lake Central. Crystal Lake South beat Crystal Lake Central; 24-26, 20-25.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:35 pm
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