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  • U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the ...
    NEW: Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
    NEW: Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:54 am
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON – For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervent ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • No suspects in shooting death of Chicago boy, 9

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for whoever fatally shot a 9-year-old boy in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Flood advisory for McHenry County expires

    A flood advisory was in effect this morning for six north central and northeast Illinois counties, one of which is McHenry County, but has been allowe ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • 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
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