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  • Wounded Army vet surprised with new mortgage-free home

    WOODSTOCK – As a boy, Tim Carner had a vision for how his life would look: Suit-and-tie garb, a steady job and, of course, a nice house to come home ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Iowa man charged after road rage stabbing in Volo

    VOLO – A 45-year-old Iowa man overcome with road rage in Volo allegedly stabbed another man in the leg, requiring police to control the bleeding until ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Lake in the Hills police reports for Sept. 19, 2014

    • Isael Q. Barreto, 44, 5525 Alexandria Drive, Lake in the Hills, was charged Tuesday, Aug. 26, with battery.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • McHenry County Historical Society to host sing-along Sept. 28

    MARENGO – The McHenry County Historical Society will host a sing-along event on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the 1890s-era Riley Methodist Church in Marengo.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Unemployment rates rise in 24 U.S. states in August

    WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Car bomb attacks kill 20 people in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD – A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • McLean County Coroner warns of smoking on oxygen

    BLOOMINGTON – The McLean County Coroner's office is citing two recent deaths in warning residents about the dangers of smoking and using oxygen tanks ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Senate races: Democrats decry birth control plan

    WASHINGTON – When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

    WASHINGTON – It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

    WASHINGTON – In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Senate ready to support Obama on rebel aid

    WASHINGTON – Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama’s reque ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – In a desperate bid to slow West Africa’s accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to t ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • GOP's Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots

    CHICAGO – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he’s not a fan of gambling or a plan to put slot machines at Chicago’s internat ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Huge turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland – From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment – and the rest of the United K ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Judge: Libertarian candidate can be on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party’s attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm
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