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  • Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on form ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • West condemns Russia over Ukraine convoy

    LUHANSK, Ukraine – Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in wh ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • U.S. won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

    WASHINGTON – The United States has avoided military involvement in Syria’s three-year-civil war thus far. Faced with an Islamist extremist group makin ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Report: Illinois agency broke rules of hiring for years

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 2 ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Local districts out ahead of new bullying law

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jamie Buck knows there is no law that will stop bullying.Gov. Pat Quinn recently sign ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Sheriff's office responds to 'concerning' messages at Riley Elementary

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office responded to Riley Elementary School in unincorporated Marengo on Thursday to respond to statements on ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Crystal Lake South OK to play home football games

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With football season set to start, Crystal Lake South High School is ready to host another season as the legality of the expanded bleac ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Johnsburg man seeks backing for pizza place

    JOHNSBURG – A local foodie is hoping to bring a new pizza joint to Johnsburg with a little entrepreneurial spirit and a lot of help from fellow McHenr ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Algonquin man sentenced to 25 years on sex charges

    WOODSTOCK – Thomas Reed, a man convicted of raping his former girlfriend's young daughter, admitted to a sex evaluator that he still fantasized about ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-o ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Election board certifies ballot without term limits, Greens

    The Illinois State Board of Elections certified the November ballot without a constitutional amendment on term limits and without an Illinois Green Pa ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Golf outing raises money for Stickney House restoration

    BULL VALLEY – A helicopter circled three times about 100 feet above Boone Creek Golf Course before hovering to let its passenger release a bundle of n ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Archery, hikes among MCCD programs

    WOODSTOCK – Games, hikes and archery are lined up at McHenry County parks this fall. The McHenry Co ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an ele ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
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