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  President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most. Obama said the U.S. education system has “a problem” in that students who would benefit the most...

Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers

Updated: 7/7/2014 02:41 PM

  The Israeli army said it launched an offensive operation early Tuesday against the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks, and a Palestinian official said Israeli airstrikes injured at least nine Palestinians.The Israeli airstrikes come after Gaza...

Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip

Updated: 7/7/2014 09:02 PM

  Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests. Abuse...

Pope: Bishops will be accountable for sex abuse

Updated: 7/7/2014 02:33 PM

  Longtime Libertyville resident Joanne Boehm is being remembered as a community volunteer, a dedicated church parishioner and a patron of the arts. She died July 4. She was 78.

Libertyville’s Joanne Boehm remembered for community work

Updated: 7/7/2014 05:14 PM

  Despite a few delays, Rolling Meadows is close to finishing its long-awaited reconstruction of Commuter Drive. The $1.8 million project is 95 percent complete, and is expected to be finished next week. “Commuter Drive has been in poor...

Commuter Drive work nears end in Rolling Meadows

Updated: 7/7/2014 01:28 PM

  The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs will host the Illinois Renewable Energy Conference later this week in Normal. The Illinois Biomass Working Group — coordinated by the institute at Western Illinois University — is hosting the...

Renewable energy event next week in Normal

Updated: 7/7/2014 08:24 AM

  Illinois newborn babies are now being screened for a rare disease called severe combined immunodeficiency. The (Decatur) Herald and Review reported Sunday that Illinois is the 18th state to test for SCID. It is a rare disorder that causes white...

SCID now part of newborn screening in Illinois

Updated: 7/7/2014 08:30 AM

  Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.The...

Some U.S.-bound air travelers must turn on phones

Updated: 7/7/2014 12:56 PM

  The marinara is bubbling. The parmesan is chopped. The lemons are sliced. But something isn’t quite right. As Chef Jeremy Ryan takes a taste of the tarragon butter sauce he’s prepping for the evening’s main course, his eyes...

Student chefs stand the heat to stay in the kitchen

Updated: 7/7/2014 07:57 AM

  A $400,000, state-funded study of the aftereffects of closing the Jacksonville Developmental Center is tainted because its lead researcher is biased, an Illinois lawmaker has charged.The Belleville-News Democrat reported Sunday the study by the...

Lawmaker: Study of Illinois institutions biased

Updated: 7/7/2014 07:55 AM

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