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  • Durkin says Obama library unaffordable for Ill.

    SPRINGFIELD – The top Republican in the Illinois House criticized on Monday majority Democrats’ plan to offer $100 million in taxpayer money to lure B ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Woman's body found in Kishwaukee River

    ROCKFORD – Northern Illinois authorities are investigating after a kayaker found a woman's body in the Kishwaukee River.
    April 22, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    SALT LAKE CITY – Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • N.Y. court: U.S. must release targeted killings memo

    NEW YORK – The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citiz ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • U.S.: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    KIEV, Ukraine – Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kie ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Coroner identifies Bloomington man as drowning victim

    GENEVA – A 26-year-old Bloomington man had come to the Geneva area with some friends on Saturday to kayak on the Fox River, but his two-person kayak w ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform

    CHICAGO – Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoi ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Earth Day shines a light on local recycling efforts

    Ken Santowski loves to hate Styrofoam, but recycling the polystyrene foam has become his business. W ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hour ...
    April 22, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Hebron's search for operator complicated by 'negative publicity'

    HEBRON – Trustees on Monday authorized Village President John Jacobson and a trustee to find an interim sewer operator, a task so far made difficult b ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • Dog park sponsorship means membership rates will fall

    McHENRY – Dog park membership fees will be slashed next season with advertising dollars keeping the park self-sustaining.
    April 21, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • District 47 approves new teachers' union contract

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake School District 47 Board unanimously voted for a new contract with its teachers' union Monday, but not without some re ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Clinton White House lawyer named top Obama counsel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is naming a prominent white collar defense attorney and veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as hi ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • Crystal Lake Police to host drug disposal event

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department will host a prescription drug disposal event Saturday at its headquarters.
    April 22, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • French horn group to perform at MCC

    An area French horn ensemble, the Cor Corps, has scheduled a concert to encourage others to learn about the group.
    April 22, 2014 - 12:29 am
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