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SPRINGFIELD | An Illinois appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling barring a question from the November ballot about whether to impose legislative term limits, dealing another potential setback to Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign for governor.
CHICAGO | Federal and state officials will hold a public hearing Thursday to discuss options for turning the remains of the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. and its surrounding company town into a part of the National Park Service.
Valparaiso has been chosen to finish in fifth place, according to Horizon League Preseason poll. The Crusaders totaled 38 points.
CHESTERTON | There may not have been as many goals as the Chesterton players would’ve liked Wednesday night, but that doesn’t mean their coach wasn’t happy.
Cara Kroeger carded a 41, and Grace Davis followed with a 42 as the Times No. 2 Chesterton girls golf team topped No. 1 Lake Central 174-182 on Wednesday at Palmira.
President Barack Obama speaks in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, about the killing of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group. The president said the US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of jou…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community — Ferguson, Missouri.
BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is poised to step out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate…
In this image photo from video and provided by WLS-TV Chicago, police enter a building Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Harvey, Ill., ending a standoff where the last of four hostages were released unharmed and two armed men taken into custody. The standoff began about 21 hours earlier when poli…
In this image taken from video and provided by WLS-TV Chicago, police officers escort one of two suspects out of a house, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Harvey, Ill., ending a standoff where the last of four hostages were released unharmed and the two armed men taken into custody. The standoff…
Harvey, Ill., Mayor Eric J. Kellogg, left, and city spokesman Sean Howard, center, accompany Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart at a news conference after about two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's south suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, to free fo…
Police stage at an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:45…
Acting Harvey Police Chief Denard Eaves, right, walks back to a command vehicle as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wedne…
Police cars block an intersection as law enforcement officials continue to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is still holding inside a house in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The standoff began at 12:…
HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.
DENVER (AP) — Islamic State extremists who executed journalist James Foley are "savages" who must be brought to justice, said FBI Director James Comey, whose agents are directly involved in the investigation into the killing.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) talks with Brian Hoyer during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Earlier head coach Mike Pettine names Hoyer as the regular season starter against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana men's basketball stars Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller teamed up one more time for their alma mater Wednesday night.
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