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  • Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

    CANADENSIS, Pa. – The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an e ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Examining American jihadis: Why do they fight?

    WASHINGTON – A look at Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight:Moner Mohammad ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie

    SPRINGFIELD – Pumpkins are big business in Illinois. A state lawmaker has a sweet idea for making sure people know it: he wants to make pumpkin pie th ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Northwestern gets grant to prevent sexual assaults

    EVANSTON – Northwestern University in Evanston has been awarded a grant to help prevent sexual assaults on campus, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s office anno ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Police: Member of the Jesse White Tumbling team killed

    CHICAGO – A teenager shot to death as he walked along a North Side Chicago street was identified Friday as a member of the Jesse White Tumbling Team.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Blind announcer aims to inspire

    PEORIA – Bryce Weiler can shoot 70 percent from the free-throw line, play catch on a baseball field and deliver a stunningly researched, passionate co ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Pope chooses moderate Blase Cupich for Chicago archbishop

    As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Major issues in Illinois governor's race examined

    Voters on Nov. 4 will decide the ongoing bare-knuckle fight for governor between incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Cary to continue chicken debate

    CARY – Village officials in Cary will continue on with the backyard chicken discussion and plan to have a public open house.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan's drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end.N ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, payi ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola vict ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Lake in the Hills facility to host dog seminars

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The A+ Dog Training Facility is scheduled to hold two free seminars in October on dog ownership, training, care and grooming.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Detour: Overnight Randall Road patching continues

    • RANDALL ROAD: Patching work is ongoing on Randall Road between Harnish Drive and Alexandra Boulevard. Most of it will be done at night to minimize t ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Election season begins in full Tuesday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Election season will be in full swing Tuesday, when candidates for all local governmental bodies can begin to collect signatures for ca ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:11 pm
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