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  • U.S. unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years.
    July 24, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Last chance for Illinois State Fair discount pass

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Time is running out to snag the best discount for carnival rides at the Illinois State Fair.
    July 24, 2014 - 7:32 am
  • France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over no ...
    July 24, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the liftin ...
    July 24, 2014 - 7:21 am
  • Online system to offer pheasant hunting permits

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials say permits for controlled pheasant hunting in Illinois will soon be available.
    July 24, 2014 - 7:18 am
  • Vehicle drives into Crystal Lake garage, hits neighboring home

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A Crystal Lake woman suffered only a minor injury after she drove through the back of her garage, struck a tree, and then hit a neighbo ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • U.S. pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting wer ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • 40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands – Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solem ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Social Security spent $300M on ‘IT boondoggle’

    WASHINGTON – Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a gro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    TAIPEI, Taiwan – An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Daley won't have to testify in restaurant lawsuit

    CHICAGO – Former Mayor Richard Daley won't have to testify in Chicago's lawsuit seeking to break the agreement for a Millennium Park restaurant.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Illinois man freed after 2 decades in prison

    CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago man who insisted during two decades in prison that police framed him for a slaying he did not commit walked out of jail W ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Rule changes coming in 2014-15 deer hunting season

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced a number of changes for the upcoming deer hunting season.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Chicago to add noise monitors near O'Hare airport

    CHICAGO – Chicago plans to install eight new airport noise monitors in neighborhoods near O'Hare International Airport.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Driver dies when tire hits car on Chicago highway

    CHICAGO – A tire that flew off an SUV bounced across an interstate highway in Chicago and slammed into a car, causing an accident that killed its driv ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:11 am
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