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  • As Romney weighs run, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romn ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • 'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Credit card data isn’t quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.Scientists ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to constru ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:59 pm
  • Man found guilty of murder in 2013 shooting at gas station

    BELVIDERE(AP) – A 23-year-old Rockford man accused of providing a gun used in the fatal shooting of a rival gang member has been found guilty of first ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:32 pm
  • Romeoville man gets 108-year sentence in sexual assault case

    JOLIET (AP) – Authorities in Will County say a Romeoville man convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and filming the abuse has been sente ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:30 pm
  • Rauner wants bureaucratic cuts in education, elsewhere

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to generate more money to spend on higher education, he told a crowd at the University of Illinois’ flagship ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • Some doctors won’t see patients with anti-vaccine views

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His p ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 6:54 pm
  • Blast wrecks children’s hospital; at least 2 dead

    MEXICO CITY (AP) – Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and r ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 6:51 pm
  • Attorney general nominee wins GOP endorsements

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first bla ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 6:48 pm
  • New natural resources director touts experience

    CARBONDALE (AP) – The new director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says his farming and military experience will help make for a smoot ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Tech advances lower chance driver will die in crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over 3 years, and nine car mod ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 6:40 pm
  • Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their l ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 6:40 pm
  • Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surg ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 6:40 pm
  • School day ends with liftoff in Rock Falls

    Students from St. Andrew Catholic School cheer as their balloons get taken away by the wind Thursday afternoon in Rock Falls. The children released th ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Newman December Student of the Month: Ken Ellorando

    Ken Ellorando, 17, of Dixon, is Newman Central Catholic High School’s December Student of the Month. He is the son of Nep and Pam Ellorando and has a ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:42 pm
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