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  • Two treated for minor injuries after elementary school buses crash

    STERLING – A Jefferson Elementary School student and a school bus monitor were taken to CGH Medical Center with minor injuries after two elementary sc ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:56 pm
  • McKillips withdraws claims for Crundwell expenses

    DIXON – Rita Crundwell's longtime boyfriend has changed his mind and withdrawn his claim for about $4,000 he said the government owed him.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Wednesday, Sept. 2Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plan ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president's name from North America's tall ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Community gathering to remember slain television cameraman

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old c ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:07 pm
  • Fan's death at Braves game raises stadium safety questions

    ATLANTA (AP) — The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the planned height of guard rails at their new stadium sched ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy held without bond

    HOUSTON (AP) — A man charged with killing a suburban Houston officer first shot the 10-year veteran in the back of the head and fired a total of 15 ti ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Rauner signs law toughening penalties on drunken drivers

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois will begin putting ignition locking devices on the vehicles of drivers with two or more drunken driving convictions.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

    NEW YORK (AP) – It’s the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Legionnaires' disease cases climb at Illinois veterans home

    QUINCY (AP) – Officials say the number of residents with Legionnaires’ disease at a western Illinois ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state govern ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fe ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Fast-food's new target: The snack attack

    NEW YORK (AP) – Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.After years of slingi ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts

    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) – General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas e ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:05 pm
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