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  • Illinois unemployment drops to 5-year-low

    CHICAGO (AP) — State officials say unemployment in Illinois dropped in March to 8.4 percent. That's its lowest level since 2009.
    NEW: April 17, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Judge puts off ruling in suit against Rutherford

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's (ROOTH'-ur-furd) request to throw out a lawsu ...
    NEW: April 17, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Yoda might say: A site for a museum you must find.Those are the marching orders Ch ...
    NEW: April 17, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Gay marriage has second appellate court hearing

    DENVER (AP) — Gay marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who w ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • New GOP leadership hopes to reinvigorate McHenry County Republican party

    Four new Republican executive officers were elected Wednesday night in a move that is poised to shift party control in McHenry County.
    UPDATED: April 17, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun ow ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Rusty Nail reopens a day after fire

    RINGWOOD – One day after a fire caused roughly $30,000 in damages, The Rusty Nail Saloon has opened its doors.
    UPDATED: April 17, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Crystal Lake girl makes Easter baskets for children in the hospital

    CRYSTAL LAKE - Two weeks ago, 6-year-old Allison Vander Mey was flipping through her copy of Highlights magazine when inspiration struck.
    April 17, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    CHICAGO – An Illinois House committee has advanced a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential mu ...
    UPDATED: April 17, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea – An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of peop ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Snapshots: NWH photographers on Instagram

    Check out some of our photographers' shots on Instagram. The big board is below, or you can follow t ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    BOSTON – The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while or ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • 3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine – The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, ...
    April 17, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Rutherford returns $30 million in unclaimed money

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois state Treasurer Dan Rutherford says his office has returned nearly $30 million in previously unclaimed property to 15,000 owner ...
    April 17, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Man accused in southwestern Ill. heroin death

    EDWARDSVILLE – A southwestern Illinois man is accused of homicide in connection with a woman's deadly heroin overdose in January.
    April 17, 2014 - 8:35 am
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