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  • Warm weather forces Iditarod sled dog race farther north

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move t ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Economy adds a robust 295,000 jobs; jobless rate falls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • Naperville police offer their lobby to complete online sales

    NAPERVILLE (AP) — The Naperville Police Department is offering its lobby for anyone who wants to make sure transactions that started online end safely ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • DeKalb County recycles half-million pounds of electronics

    DEKALB (AP) — DeKalb County communities recycled more than a half-million pounds of computers, TVs and other electronics since it hired a new company ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • Legislation would make pumpkin Illinois' official state pie

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Pumpkin pie could be the new official state pie of Illinois.An Illinois House com ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • Illinois has 'Top 10 Tips' for medical marijuana patients

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health has created a "Top 10" list of tips for people applying for medical marijuana cards.
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • Unions ask federal judge to dismiss Rauner lawsuit over dues

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois labor unions are trying to keep Gov. Bruce Rauner's lawsuit over nonmember dues from potentially curbing union power nationwid ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • Coast Guard: Warmup could make frozen waterways dangerous

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is warning people to stay off of ice-covered lakes and waterways as temperatures begin to rise.
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

    GALENA (AP) — The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment were retrofitted with protective ...
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 9:42 am
  • Mother, daughter still recuperating after head-on crash

    MADISON – A Sauk Valley mother and daughter are still in a hospital in Wisconsin, 11 days after being injured in a head-on crash in Monroe, Wisconsin.
    NEW: March 6, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Plan would ax university employee tuition breaks for kids

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An Illinois lawmaker is proposing that the state do away with tuition breaks for ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Supporters say tax break would help kids living in poverty

    SPRINGFIELD, (AP) – Democratic lawmakers sought Thursday to double a tax break for low-income worker ...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Taking a biker-friendly path in Twin Cities

    STERLING – The Tempo Velo Cycling Club wants the Twin Cities to be more biker-friendly, and that’s right in Ed Barsotti’s lane.
    UPDATED: March 6, 2015 - 9:03 am
  • Challand middle-schoolers fit right in

    STERLING – Tyson Pace, a seventh-grader at Challand Middle School, slowly pedaled a stationary bike.
    March 5, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • State settles Rock River ethanol spill-fish kill case

    ROCKFORD – A settlement has been reached with a railroad company responsible for an ethanol spill that caused a significant fish kill in the Rock Rive ...
    March 5, 2015 - 9:53 pm
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