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  A priest who seemed to appear from nowhere to pray at a northeast Missouri accident scene earlier this month came across the crash while driving between morning Mass assignments, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City said Monday. The official...

Missouri diocese identifies priest at accident scene

Updated: 8/12/2013 09:30 PM

  Saying the country has "a rare" opportunity to enact sweeping immigration reform, Sen. Dick Durbin said he hopes U.S. House members take action this year on legislation recently passed by the Senate. "But I'm a realist," Durbin said. "We are a...

Durbin calls for 'cooperation' on immigration reform

Updated: 8/12/2013 07:16 PM

  Joe Biden may run for president in 2016, or he may not. But he wants you to know he could. Iowa. New Hampshire, South Carolina. Michigan. Three years out from the next presidential election, the vice president is polishing his connections and...

Biden keeps his name in the game for 2016

Updated: 8/12/2013 04:15 PM

  With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder called Monday for major changes to the nation's criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes. In...

Holder wants to scale back sentences for some drug crimes

Updated: 8/12/2013 04:00 PM

  A 27-year-old Elgin man accused of beating his estranged wife's new boyfriend on Valentine's Day this year with a metal pipe and then stepping in front of a truck recently was sentenced to six years in prison. Randall S. Sinks faced up to 30 years...

6 years for Elgin Valentine's Day pipe beating

Updated: 8/13/2013 05:26 AM

  A 21-year-old Woodstock man who left the scene after two teens crashed into a pole and died while street racing in July 2012 was sentenced to three years probation. Daniel Huber also served 180 days in jail, must complete 120 hours of public service...

Woodstock man gets 3 years probation for fatal 2012 street race

Updated: 8/12/2013 02:30 PM

  The Wauconda village board will hold a special meeting tonight to vote on a number of mayoral appointments that were delayed earlier this summer -- including the next police chief. Mayor Frank Bart ousted Chief Douglas Larsson and proposed promoting...

Wauconda board could vote on police chief Tuesday

Updated: 8/12/2013 02:23 PM

  An urban soil scientist at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Bryant Scharenbroch, is this year's recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture's Early Career Scientist Award.

Arboretum scientist honored for work with urban soils

Updated: 8/12/2013 12:54 PM

  A Mundelein man who pulled a fake gun in the lobby of the Vernon Hills Police Department in April and wanted officers to kill him, pleaded guilty Monday and must write an apology to the officer who wounded him, under a plea agreement. Howard...

Mundelein man pleads guilty to Vernon Hills police station shooting, agrees to pen apology letter to cop who shot him

Updated: 8/13/2013 05:27 AM

  A judge ruled Monday in favor of allowing in-court photography of an Addison man accused of stabbing his wife to death last month. DuPage County Judge Blanche Hill Fawell granted blanket access, meaning photography would be allowed at Kurtis...

Judge grants camera access in Addison murder case

Updated: 8/12/2013 03:47 PM

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