NEW YORK â Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom â in safety glasses and a T-shirt â learning how to be a carpenter.
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ISLAND LAKE â Tours started this summer to take visitors and residents through the winding channels and curves of Island Lake.
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TRIPOLI, Libya â An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libyaâs capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.
MURPHYSBORO â Authorities in southern Illinois moved jail inmates and evacuated a restaurant after a man came to the Jackson County Sheriffâs Office with empty casings of two military flares.
MOKENA â Part of a road southwest of Chicago has been named after a soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this year.
BAGHDAD â Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said.
JACKSONVILLE â Police said a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in the central Illinois community of Jacksonville is in good condition.
CHICAGO â Gov. Pat Quinn, who has made his push to raise the stateâs minimum wage a key component of his re-election campaign, said Sunday he will live on the equivalent of a minimum wage salary for the next week.
ELMHURST â An 82-year-old suburban Chicago man shot and killed his wife and two adult children before turning the gun on himself, DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen said Sunday.
RINGWOOD â Three different human interactions have decided the fates of three entire species of birds, according to an upcoming guest lecturer at Glacial Parkâs Lost Valley Visitor Center.
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SPRINGFIELD â It's been more than a decade since an Illinois governor lived full time at the state's Executive Mansion, but once again a Chicago-area candidate's promise to make his home there has revived the question of just how important it is for the state.
WASHINGTON (AP) â Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.
CHICAGO (AP) â Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced $14.4 million in investments for park development and storm water management on Chicago's south side and south suburbs.