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  • Border deaths drop to 15-year low

    TUCSON, Ariz. – The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants tu ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

    NEW YORK – From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally funded surv ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

    OTTAWA, Ontario – He seemed lost, “did not fit in,” had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he ha ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings

    GARY, Ind. – The two-bedroom home in Gary’s Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring ’20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled wit ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Quick News

    Forest bike trail will close MOKENA – A section of the Hickory Creek Bikeway in Mokena will be close ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • New bridge helping ease Chicago rail congestion

    CHICAGO – A new railroad overpass in Chicago is helping untangle the worst choke point in the nation’s rail network, speeding up passenger service and ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Judge questions $75M NCAA settlement

    CHICAGO – The federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed serious concerns Thursday about some terms a ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts

    PEORIA – Caterpillar’s belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook f ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO – Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois’ metro areas in September. It was the sixth straight month of across-the-board decreases.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • NTSB: Plane nearly vertical in crash that killed three

    TOPEKA, Kan. – A small plane that crashed in Palos Hills, killing three Kansas physicians, was nearly vertical with the ground when it came down in a ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Grafton gives fish plant 30 days to stop smells

    GRAFTON – Authorities in southern Illinois have given an Asian carp processing plant 30 days to stop rotten odors or face a shutdown.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Police Reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in P ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • President Johnson provides bright outlook for USF

    JOLIET – University of St. Francis President Arvid Johnson has much to be positive about when it comes to higher education nationwide and the universi ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Work begins on Minooka hotel

    MINOOKA – Groundbreaking for a new Hampton Inn & Suites in Minooka on Thursday morning was touted by local officials as a sign of economic growth in t ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Roxy Theater invites families Saturday to Monster Mash

    LOCKPORT – The Roxy Group returns this Saturday with a Halloween Monster Mash filled with parades, parties and movies. 
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:35 pm
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