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  • U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
    U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain...
  • Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

    Pentagon: Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'
    The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we...
  • Obama's wartime nightmare

    WASHINGTON--Congress has now temporarily bought into what has become President Obama's war against the terrorist Islamic State. Both the House and Senate have voted limited funds to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight, not against their country's...
  • Egypt: Explosion kills two senior police officers in Cairo

    Egypt: Explosion kills two senior police officers in Cairo
    A bomb blast outside Egypt’s Foreign Ministry killed at least two high-ranking police officers Sunday, breaking a nearly three-month lull in major attacks in the Egyptian capital. Two police lieutenant colonels were killed and six lower-level...
  • Obama faces hurdles at U.N. Security Council meeting

    Obama faces hurdles at U.N. Security Council meeting
    When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
  • Little Saigon's newest memorial salutes a war hero of the 13th century

    Little Saigon's newest memorial salutes a war hero of the 13th century
    The streets of Little Saigon have long reflected the recent history of the country that many here fled as their homeland fell to Communist forces. The old flag of South Vietnam flies proudly from storefronts, and the sacrifices of the Vietnam War are...
  • Frankel juggles conflicting constituencies on All Aboard train plan

    U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel is in a tough spot on the All Aboard Florida plan for high-speed passenger rail on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks through the heart of her district in coastal Broward and Palm Beach counties. Frankel represents Fort...
  • Did cartel threats really preempt protest for Marine jailed in Mexico?

    Did cartel threats really preempt protest for Marine jailed in Mexico?
    It was the blockade that couldn't drive straight. On Saturday, unknown numbers of Americans angry about the Mexican incarceration of former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, illegal immigration and a bunch of other stuff, were supposed to drive to ports...
  • 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...
  • Blotter: Criminal trespass and disorderly conduct in Grayslake

    Blotter: Criminal trespass and disorderly conduct in Grayslake
    The following items were taken from police reports. A 39-year-old Grayslake man was arrested on July 29 at 11:13 a.m. on Route 83 at Center Street and charged with driving on a revoked license. A 19-year-old Wildwood man was arrested on July 30 at 11:...
  • Boy on bike gets hit in face, has phone stolen in Oak Park

    Boy on bike gets hit in face, has phone stolen in Oak Park
    The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports. An Oak Park boy was riding his bicycle north on Lombard Avenue at Division Street at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 1 when someone hit him on the left side of his face and stole his Apple iPhone valued at...