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  • 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 ...
    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 - 2:13 pm
  • 2014 Miss McHenry County pageant

    The 2014 Miss McHenry County pageant Wednesday at the McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock. ...
    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
  • Veteran with Cary ties wins state honor

    CARY – A familiar face to longtime Cary residents was honored by the state for his lifetime of community service.
    July 31, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

    DENVER (AP) — Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill co ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Preliminary District 47 budget carries surplus

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Community School District 47 is projected to have an operating fund surplus at the end of the 2014-15 school year followin ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Construction to close Huntley intersection next week

    HUNTLEY – The intersection of Algonquin Road and Church Street in Huntley will be partially closed starting Monday because of repairs to a nearby sani ...
    July 31, 2014 - 12:27 am
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