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  • 2 convicted of desecrating Illinois cemetery get prison time

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has sentenced two brothers to prison for digging up graves, dumping human remains and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cem ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Cemetery trees trimmed before Lincoln funeral reenactment

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Preparations for next month's reenactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral include tree trimming at Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemet ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 milli ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Funeral for Cardinal George set for Thursday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Funeral services for Cardinal Francis George will be held Thursday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral.
    April 18, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Biden to discuss assault prevention at U of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech at the University of Illinois next week on the prevention o ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • BC-US--GOP 2016-New Hampshire,4th Ld-Writethru

    NASHUA, N.H. – Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presiden ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Australia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Believe it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON – Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill.On Iran, Medicare, education an ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • 2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

    BOSTON – It’s been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering – almost as mu ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Florida gyrocopter pilot driving home to await next hearing

    RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A mail carrier is driving back to Florida to await his next hearing for flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn.
    April 18, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

    WASHINGTON – World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepes ...
    April 18, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Gotta Do It April 19 through April 25

    SUNDAY• Pancake Breakfast – 9 a.m. to noon, St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 24500 S. Navajo Drive, Channahon. ...
    April 18, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Morris committee reviews budget

    MORRIS – The Morris City Council is set to vote Monday night on the city’s 2015-16 budget, projected at $29.76 million.
    April 18, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Lawsuits allege Joliet diocese priests preyed on religious youths

    Note to readers: The following story contains graphic descriptions of allegations of abuse by priests and may be offensive to some readers.
    April 18, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Grant funding suspended for Spanish Community Center in Joliet

    JOLIET – Program reductions and layoffs are on the horizon at Joliet’s Spanish Community Center following news of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s recent suspensio ...
    April 18, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Are you concerned that the state's pension reform law is leading university educators to retire en masse?
    Yes, the law must be changed
    Yes, but reform needs to happen