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  On Thursday, insurgents shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter, killing 12 soldiers, including a general. The same day, the murky Vostok Battalion militiamen took over rebel headquarters in the 11-story Donetsk regional administration building,...

East Ukraine infighting raises questions

Updated: 5/30/2014 05:30 PM

  The United States, a longtime ally of Thailand, said it believed elections should be held sooner. “Certainly we don’t want anything to end in chaos. But we think setting a timeline for early elections is something that is not just...

Thai coup chief: Elections could occur in 1 year

Updated: 5/30/2014 05:27 PM

  Prosecutors have dropped a felony charge against a Round Lake Beach man accused of holding a novelty gun to the throat of a sheriff’s deputy at the Lake County courthouse, officials said Friday. The misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault...

Felony charge dismissed against former security guard

Updated: 5/30/2014 07:03 PM

  Elgin veteran Chindavanh “Chin” Keomuongchanh says he knew next to nothing about the U.S. Navy when he enlisted 33 years ago, but simply wanted to serve the country that gave his family so much. Keomuongchanh, 52, who came to the U.S.

Elginite named state’s veteran of the month

Updated: 5/30/2014 05:20 PM

  President Obama said it was “bittersweet” to see his friend Jay Carney step down and announced that principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest will take over the job.

Obama says goodbye to White House press secretary

Updated: 5/30/2014 05:11 PM

  A Des Plaines woman pleaded guity to using a condo association's credit card to make personal purchases. In exchange for her guilty plea to the class 1 felony, Barbara Duelfer was sentenced to 30 months probation and ordered to pay $10,000 in...

Probation for Des Plaines woman in credit card theft

Updated: 5/30/2014 05:16 PM

  “It goes to show us that nature still has some surprises,” said Robin Naidoo, senior conservation scientist at the Washington-based World Wildlife Fund that led the two-year study on the migration. He said the main reason that the...

Zebras make longest trek in Africa, research says

Updated: 5/30/2014 05:03 PM

  Maria Christiansen always considers the worst-case scenario as a police officer at Northern Illinois University. A victim-turned-first-responder, the former Elgin resident made it her mission to make sure that what happened to her Feb. 14, 2008,...

NIU officer patrols campus where she was wounded

Updated: 5/30/2014 04:38 PM

  Naperville Park District’s future indoor activity center will be smaller than anticipated, but it still will have all the amenities community participants identified as important during focus groups earlier this year. “When we cut the...

Naperville scales back size of proposed activity center

Updated: 5/30/2014 05:19 PM

  The attorney investigating a former city of Naperville employee’s complaints alleging harassment and “discriminatory behavior” says he expects to complete his report by Tuesday. Terry Ekl said he intends to complete his findings...

Attorney expects to close Naperville discrimination probe by Tuesday

Updated: 5/30/2014 04:27 PM

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