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  • 5 Things to Know about Tax Day

    The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three p ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Brush pick-up starts Monday in McHenry

    McHENRY –Brush pick-up will begin Monday.A wood chipper will go door-to-door for residential proper ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • Prosecutor accuses Pistorius at end of questioning

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted T ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • Cemetery workers endured brutal winter

    CHAMPAIGN — When a blizzard shut down schools, government agencies and businesses across the state on Jan. 6, Patrick Lewis and two assistants were on ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short

    PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the o ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

    TOKYO — Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members vowed Tuesday to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruli ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Experts: winter ice, winds damaged Illinois trees

    DECATUR — This year's particularly nasty winter has taken its toll on trees across Illinois.Tree tri ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • India's top court recognizes third gender category

    NEW DELHI — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselv ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

    BOSTON – Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing w ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Storm topples RVs near Mississippi's Gulf coast

    GAUTIER, Miss. — A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, damaging or destroying about a dozen RV trailers at one campground, down ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Peoria school district lays off 200 workers

    PEORIA — Peoria's school board has voted to lay off nearly 200 employees — mostly full- and part-time teachers.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:08 am
  • Ill. House panel plans daylong gambling hearing

    CHICAGO — An Illinois House committee is planning a daylong hearing on gambling expansion in the state.
    April 15, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • 13-year-old accused of bringing to gun school

    AURORA — An 8th grader at a suburban Chicago middle school was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a loaded handgun was found insid ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:07 am
  • Public hearing set for Crystal Lake’s $91.3 million budget

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on its proposed $91.3 million budget for capital and operational expen ...
    April 15, 2014 - 7:31 am
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