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  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    WASHINGTON — The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complicati ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skil ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district

    AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city's freewhee ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Man pleads not guilty in southern Ill. killing

    MURPHYSBORO — A man accused of killing a Missouri woman and leaving her body along a southern Illinois road has pleaded not guilty to charges of first ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Family: Remains in '78 cold case will be cremated

    MAYWOOD — The sister of Chicago-area man whose remains were identified more than 35 years after he disappeared says his bones will be cremated.
    April 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Family friendly programming explores McHenry County trails

    Hikers will be on the lookout for salamanders and blue birds as part of programming planned by the McHenry County Conservation District.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • McHenry police promote booster seat use

    McHENRY – An educational program on booster seats is being offered by the McHenry Police Department as part of a grant-funded campaign to increase the ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Peoria mayor defends response to Twitter account

    PEORIA – Peoria's mayor defended his actions in response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name, saying he felt his identity was stolen and that ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Spring Grove police reports for April 23, 2014

    • Jose Luis Casteneda-Rodriguez, 32, Twin Lakes, Wis., was charged Thursday, April 17, with driving under the influence, driving with a revoked licens ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • SleepOut for Shelter to help homeless

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Pioneer Center wants people to sleep outside to help others get in. The fifth ann ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    CANBERRA, Australia – Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plan ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Teen sentenced to probation for Prophetstown fire

    STERLING – A teenager was sentenced to five years of probation for starting a fire last summer that destroyed much of downtown Prophetstown.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform

    CHICAGO – Some of Illinois’ highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that’s stalled in the U.S. House as a “mora ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Local landscapers offer tips to care for plants suffering 'winter burn'

    At the Countryside Flower Shop in Crystal Lake, nursery manager Karen Campney said she’ll speak with customers, maybe even up to five times a day, who ...
    April 24, 2014 - 12:51 pm
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