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  • Quinn, Rauner budget plans leave questions

    CHICAGO – The Illinois governor candidates have been ridiculing each other's budget plans, with Republican Bruce Rauner accusing Gov. Pat Quinn of lea ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • More Illinois counties could join camera program

    CHICAGO – Half a dozen counties in a central Illinois judicial district could soon join a 2-year-old pilot program that allows cameras in select state ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Police: 1 man charged in Chicago train robbery

    CHICAGO – Police say a 20-year-old man has been charged with boarding a Chicago Transit Authority train, pulling out a gun and robbing passengers of w ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

    VILLA PARK, Ill. – Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their e ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Chicago girl mourned amid new shootings

    FOREST PARK – Mourners said farewell Saturday to an 11-year-old Chicago girl who was killed by a stray bullet during a slumber party, a day after an a ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Men charged in alleged theft of used cooking oil

    BELLEVILLE – Three men have been charged with felonies in southwest Illinois for what police say was the theft of 10,000 gallons of used cooking oil.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Display honors all military branches

    BLOOMINGTON – A 25-foot tall flag pole flying a 5-by-8-foot Stars and Stripes at an east-side business was a step up from the small flag that used to ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Illinois State board picks new chairman

    NORMAL– Illinois State University's trustees have elected a veteran board member as their new chairman.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Kirk again calls for removal of VA hospital director

    BERWYN – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk continues to call for the removal of upper management at Hines VA Hospital outside Chicago.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Dropping crop prices may push rents down

    URBANA – Farmers who rent land will probably need to renegotiate what they pay after watching corn and soybean prices fall, a process that could uncom ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Law of the land?

    To the Editor:When judges strike down gay marriage bans, liberals remind people that marriage licens ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Route 176 project

    At 10:45 a.m. Friday, July 18, near Routes 31 and 176, the sky was beautiful, sunny and blue, and temperatures were in the upper 70s. But there was no ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Crystal Lake library's future

    It is great that the Crystal Lake Public Library and the city of Crystal Lake have just celebrated 100 years of service to our community. Library scie ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry Fiesta Days parade

    As a member of the PLAV Color Guard, I want to compliment all of the people who lined the streets for our Fiesta Days Parade. Everyone not only stood ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Kudos for pension opt out

    To the Editor:What a breath of fresh air greeted readers with the headline, “Legislators opt out of ...
    July 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Where to reduce government

    To the Editor:State Rep. Jack Franks is pandering for votes claiming to be a reformer because anothe ...
    July 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Prevailing wage good policy

    To the Editor:On June 17, the McHenry County Board voted 13-10 against adopting the prevailing wage ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Solutions over ideology

    To the Editor:With our state’s finances so badly strained, the top priority of all of our elected le ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hultgren’s voting record

    To the Editor: Congressman Randy Hultgren of Illinois’ 14th District is the only elected official in ...
    July 25, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Population loss benefits

    To the Editor:Good for letter writer Stan Perrin (“Cause for celebration,” July 13) for pointing out ...
    July 24, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Hendricks pitches well in loss to Cards

    CHICAGO – Kyle Hendricks pitched brilliantly Sunday. Unfortunately for the Chicago Cubs, Adam Wainwright pitched better.
    NEW: July 28, 2014 - 12:49 am
  • After bracelet cut, White Sox lose to Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS – Ronald Belisario failed to retire a batter after he was ordered to remove a bracelet from his glove hand. The reliever's ineffectiveness ...
    NEW: July 28, 2014 - 12:48 am
  • Punters put on a show

    BOURBONNAIS – Everyone loves a punting competition, and many of the estimated 9,500 who came out to Sunday’s Bears practice had a lot of fun with punt ...
    NEW: July 28, 2014 - 12:46 am
  • The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
    NEW: July 28, 2014 - 12:46 am
  • DT Collins raring to get after it with Bears

    BOURBONNAIS – Nate Collins had waited patiently for the day to arrive when he felt his surgically repaired left knee was strong enough to allow him to ...
    NEW: July 28, 2014 - 12:43 am
  • Hall call: Thomas, Glavine and Maddux enter shrine

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well."I was ne ...
    July 27, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Sale shuts down Twins in White Sox's win

    MINNEAPOLIS – Chris Sale tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in eight dominant innings, Alexei Ramirez hit his 10th homer, and the White Sox beat Mi ...
    July 26, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Cubs can't pull out 2nd straight comeback win

    CHICAGO – The Cubs tried to follow the same script that produced a comeback win the day before. They just couldn't pull off a similar finish.
    July 26, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Hub Arkush: The defense is certainly different

    BOURBONNAIS – A reported crowd of 8,000-plus showed up Saturday for the Bears second practice of the preseason camp at Olivet Nazarene and talk of pla ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Notebook: D-line feisty in last day without pads

    BOURBONNAIS – Marc Trestman and the Bears have put an emphasis on “toughness” this offseason. Mel Tucker has called the new defensive line a “salty” g ...
    July 26, 2014 - 4:57 pm

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