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  • New Lenox war memorial vandalized

    New Lenox war memorial vandalized
    The broken pieces of a cherished war memorial were removed this week, but the ill feelings created through a deliberate act of destruction linger. New Lenox police are seeking the perpetrators of an act of "vandalism" that left four of five granite...
  • Sex offender charged with trespassing at Wilmette middle school

    Sex offender charged with trespassing at Wilmette middle school
    A convicted sex offender recently released from prison has been charged with trying to break into a home in Wilmette and trespassing at Highcrest Middle School in the north suburb, authorities said. Police say Kevin Berglund, 42, placed a stool under...
  • Obama says key allies ready to join U.S. action in Iraq

    Obama says key allies ready to join U.S. action in Iraq
    President Barack Obama said key NATO allies stood ready to join the United States in military action to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq as he vowed to 'take out' the leaders of a movement he said was a major threat to the West. Obama said the...
  • 23 fire extinguishers taken near school in Highland Park

    23 fire extinguishers taken near school in Highland Park
    The following items were gathered from Highland Park and Deerfield police reports: Highland Park Twenty-three fire extinguishers were taken from the grass near Highland Park High School on St. Johns Avenue, on Aug. 6. The 10-pound extinguishers were...
  • U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth

    U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth
    As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
  • U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists

    U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists
    The United States has confirmed that Russia supplied sophisticated missile launchers to separatists in eastern Ukraine and that attempts were made to move them back across the Russian border after the Thursday shoot-down of a Malaysian jet liner, a U.S....
  • Middle East countries offer to aid fight against Islamic State, but Britain cautious

    Middle East countries offer to aid fight against Islamic State, but Britain cautious
    WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and...
  • President Obama authorizes targeted air strikes, humanitarian aid drops in Iraq

    President Obama authorizes targeted air strikes, humanitarian aid drops in Iraq
    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had authorized "targeted" U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq and military airdrops of humanitarian supplies to besieged religious minorities there to prevent a "potential act of...
  • U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country

    U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country
    The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to help respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed 932...
  • U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State

    U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State
    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join airstrikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another. U....
  • Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah

    Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees. Obama and...