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  • Professors employ TV's Simpsons

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • AP Interview: McConnell wants to stop coal rules

    WASHINGTON – Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

    NEW YORK – Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony P ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • U.S., Cuba patch up torn relations in historic accord

    WASHINGTON – After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations – a historic shi ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Defense lawyers march to protest police killings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere protested the criminal justice system's handling of police killings of unar ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Obama: As a black man he's been mistaken for valet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • 14 charged for roles in meningitis outbreak

    BOSTON (AP) — In the biggest criminal case ever brought in the U.S. over contaminated medicine, 14 owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy wer ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • New York will move to prohibit fracking

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubio ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Police: Officer kills soldier who shot girl, 12

    PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say an officer fatally wounded an 18-year-old soldier clad in fatigues who shot a young girl as he tried to get into her ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Army's blimp-like airships get East Coast test

    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) — The Army showed off a blimp-like airship Wednesday that is designed to help the military detect and destroy cruise missiles s ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Area girls teams ready for holiday tournaments

    The girls basketball teams from Lincoln-Way West and Morris both are off to good starts this season and their reward is a first-round matchup in Ottaw ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE

    WEDNESDAY’S EVENTSGirls BasketballRomeoville at Oak Lawn Tournament, 4:30 p.m.Gardner-South Wilmingt ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Lockport squeaks past Sandburg

    ORLAND PARK – After numerous close calls against quality opponents to open up their 2014-15 season, Lockport’s boys basketball team finally was victor ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Defense helps Plainfield Central over LP

    PLAINFIELD – Plainfield Central’s boys basketball team was desperate for a win Tuesday, and a poor shooting night from both the field and the free-thr ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Morris uses late rally to edge Lockport

    LOCKPORT – Things weren’t looking especially good for Morris’ basketball team after it fell behind by six points with 6:05 left in Tuesday’s nonconfer ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Undefeated Lewis basketball women pick up two wins

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Flyers women’s basketball team (9-0) defeated Trevecca Nazarene, 96-71, and Cumberland, 75-59, in nonconference victories.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Lincoln-Way West outlasts Lemont to improve to 8-0

    LEMONT – Lincoln-Way West’s girls basketball team remained perfect on the season, although Lemont did its best to try to bring the winning streak to a ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE

    TUESDAY’S EVENTSBoys basketballLockport at Carl Sandburg, 6:30 p.m.LaSalle-Peru at Plainfield Centra ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Joliet Central, West to join SPC in 2016

    JOLIET – Joliet Township High School athletes and fans have good reason to be excited.The Southwest ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Lockport, Joliet West, Minooka in top 5 at Strikefest

    JOLIET – Parents stood on step stools and college coaches used periscopes so that they could see over the crowd as people filled Town and Country Lane ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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