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  • U.S. retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

    WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders on health care, donors

    WASHINGTON – In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • Tips for a Healthy Heart

    February has been declared American Heart Month to raise awareness of the number one killer in the nation. Having a healthy heart gives you a chance o ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Quick News

    D-202 presents fifth 2015-16 ‘Next Steps’ transition training PLAINFIELD – District 202’s fifth “Ne ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Aunt of teen accused in slaying charged with supplying gun

    CHICAGO – Two years after a Facebook feud over a boy ended with one 14-year-old girl dead and another 14-year-old girl charged with murder, the aunt o ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Jury sides with Illinois man in excessive force lawsuit

    BENTON – Jurors in southern Illinois have found in a federal civil lawsuit that an Olney man was the victim of excessive force when law enforcement of ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Lawmakers urge federal agency to build campus in Illinois

    MASCOUTAH – Members of Illinois’ congressional delegation are appealing to the head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in support of Scott ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • No suspects a week after 6 found dead

    CHICAGO – Authorities have no suspects and a motive remains elusive one week after six family members were found dead in their Chicago home, police sa ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Illinois residents weigh in on proposed coal mine expansion

    HILLSBORO – Some central Illinois residents are asking state regulators to reject a proposed expansion of a coal mine where an underground fire has sm ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Einstein's right again: Scientists detect ripples in gravity

    WASHINGTON – It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible “chirp,” but it simultaneously opened humanity’s ears to the music of the cosmos and proved Eins ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

    MUNICH – Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, Obama

    MILWAUKEE – Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night’s Democratic debate and ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • With FBI ring tightening, last Oregon occupiers give up

    BURNS, Ore. – With the FBI tightening its ring around them, the last four holdouts in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surre ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Grundy County GIS director designs application for road closures

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Emergency Management Agency was tasked in December with getting information to the public after heavy rainfall caused flood ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Joliet has incentive package for Crabigale's building

    JOLIET – The city is offering more than $300,000 in potential incentives to a prospective developer of the city-owned building that last was used for ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:53 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
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