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  • Local third-graders learn about the great outdoors

    DIXON – For the 18th consecutive year, about 1,000 third-graders from Lee and Ogle counties came to Lowell Park Tuesday and Wednesday for some hands-o ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • Rochelle man dies in crash

    CRESTON – A Rochelle man was killed Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with a semitrailer on state Route 38 near Creston.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:47 pm
  • Rauner tries to put pressure on Democrats for budget deal

    OAK LAWN (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has sought to increase pressure on majority Democrats to end Illinois' unprecedented budget stalemate.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary Sc ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Government health insurance site gets customer-friendly upgrades

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's health insurance website is getting long-awaited upgrades that should help consumers find out whether their doctors ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:07 pm
  • FanDuel bans employees from all daily fantasy play for money

    NEW YORK (AP) — Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel said Wednesday it will permanently ban all employees from playing any daily fantasy sports for m ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • South Carolina still on edge from flooding; 2 people missing

    GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, an ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Illinois panel OKs marijuana for pain, other conditions

    COUNTRYSIDE (AP) — An advisory board has voted to add eight health conditions — including chronic pain syndrome, autism and post-traumatic stress diso ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Illinois corn, soybean harvests at the halfway mark

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Department of Agriculture says that both the corn and soybean harvests are about 50 percent complete.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • State reducing fees on college savings plan

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The state of Illinois is reducing fees on its Bright Directions 529 college savings plan to help families put more of their investm ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Ohio man calls cops to complain he got too high on marijuana

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – Police in Ohio say they were called to a house by a man who complained he’d ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Connecticut university student arrested over mac and cheese

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) – A University of Connecticut student faces criminal charges over a confrontation ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Chicago gun laws not as strict as they once were

    CHICAGO (AP) – The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation’s gun laws to the center of the presidenti ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Illinois stops paying local health clinics for STD testing

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning pro ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Council OKs city's EPA loan plans in Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – The city council Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing Rock Falls to take another step toward borrowing up to $1.2 million for a water w ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:36 am
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