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  • 27-year-old kills woman, 71, then himself in Lee County

    DIXON – Yellow police tape and squad cars surrounded a home on Joliet Way in Woodland Shores Tuesday afternoon as Lee County Sheriff’s deputies invest ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Annual celebration of Latino culture kicks off Friday

    STERLING – Fiesta Days, a free, two-weekend celebration of the Twin Cities' Latino heritage and culture, and of Mexican Independence Day, begins this ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Girl said Uzi was too much for her

    PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting th ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Fire forces partial shutdown of N. Ill. coal plant

    HENNEPIN (AP) — Authorities are investigating what caused a transformer fire at a northern Illinois power plant that forced one of two power-generatin ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • Quinn: Eating crackers on minimum wage challenge

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says his experience trying to live on the minimum wage for a week has meant graham crackers for dinner.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Climatologist says August warmed up in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — The Illinois state climatologist says that after a cooler-than-usual July the summer finally turned warmer in August. And the season ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    DETROIT (AP) — Starting Tuesday, lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe ou ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Women improve fitness with self defense

    DEKALB (AP) — Before DeKalb resident Kim Rodr-Luzzi began taking a kickboxing class in DeKalb, she used to walk with her keys tucked between her knuck ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Illinois prisons struggle with backup power issues

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Department of Corrections officials have asked the state's correctional facilities to retest emergency power equipment aft ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a f ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor takes job on Wall Street

    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is moving to Wall Street, taking a job with investment bank Moelis & Co., the firm said.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Ferguson fundraiser mystery solved — or is it?

    Two online fundraising pages that raised more than $400,000 for the police officer who killed an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., were shut down th ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Coroner: 1 person dies in Streator house explosion

    STREATOR (AP) — LaSalle County authorities say at least one person has died after a house explosion in north-central Illinois.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Coroner: 62-year-old Illinois woman dies in crash

    ROCKFORD (AP) — Winnebago County authorities say a 62-year-old DeKalb woman has died in a car crash with a semitrailer.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Illinois trooper SUV crashes with car, rolls over

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper has been taken to a hospital after a car crashed into his SUV and caused it to roll over.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:59 am

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