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  • Lake in the Hills motorist arrested after Crystal Lake crash with bicyclist

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Lake in the Hills man was arrested for driving with a suspended license after a he was involved in a crash with a bicyclist in Crysta ...
    NEW: July 31, 2014 - 6:44 am
  • Clashes in Ukraine prevent experts from reaching bodies

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in t ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • House gives go-ahead to sue Obama

    WASHINGTON – A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Israeli strikes hit U.N. school, market in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. s ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:35 am
  • President takes tougher line on Gaza casualties

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded la ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis C drug

    CHICAGO – Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • 2014 Miss McHenry County Queen crowned

    WOODSTOCK – After a day filled with events such as a swine carcass class, poultry show and a K-9 demonstration, why not end it with a battle for the c ...
    UPDATED: July 31, 2014 - 6:47 am
  • Celebrating Herb Franks' half century of service

    Walk into a local Union restaurant with Marengo lawyer Herb Franks, and it’s evident that everyone knows him.
    July 31, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • 2014 Miss McHenry County pageant

    The 2014 Miss McHenry County pageant Wednesday at the McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock. ...
    UPDATED: July 31, 2014 - 6:49 am
  • City leaders say PCBs not only concern at landfill

    CLINTON – Communities that rely on a large central Illinois aquifer say Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to block disposal of PCBs at the Clinton Landfill mi ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Charges upgraded to murder after Palatine fight

    PALATINE – A 35-year-old Palatine man is being held in lieu of $2 million bond on a first-degree murder charge after the death of a man the suspect al ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • 3 men rescued in Lake Michigan after capsizing

    CHICAGO – Chicago fire authorities say three men have been rescued after their sailboat capsized in Lake Michigan.
    July 30, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Pipe bomb found in downtown Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD – Federal agencies are investigating after a pipe bomb was found outside a downtown Springfield restaurant.
    July 30, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Quinn: State will 'prevail' in Shakman lawsuit

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn said attorneys representing the state will be ready to defend their position in a lawsuit scrutinizing hiring in his Departme ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Governor candidates Quinn, Rauner assess overseas tax breaks

    CHICAGO – The practice of U.S. corporations reorganizing with foreign entities overseas to reduce taxes back home has emerged as an issue in Illinois' ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:47 pm
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