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  • Mich. unions brace for teacher opt-out decision

    NOVI, Mich. – Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at school teachers who are deciding this month ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Hultgren roundtable covers pros, cons of Common Core Standards

    GENEVA – Illinois adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010, but educators, parents and school officials still are wary of what it means for the ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Crystal Lake South tops Marian Central in season opener

    The girls volleyball game between Marian Central and Crystal Lake South Monday, August 24, 2014 in Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake South beat Marian Centra ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Rotary Club re-energizes Crystal Lake Park District safety

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Dean Solberg saw a Crystal Lake Park District officer on the wrong set of two wheels.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Chicago man wanted on downstate murder charge apprehended in Lake in the Hills

    WOODSTOCK – A 29-year-old Chicago man wanted for a downstate murder was apprehended Monday in McHenry County.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    INDIANAPOLIS – When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • 5K training program offered for Family Health Partnership event

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Residents looking to take on one of the area's most popular 5K runs can get a little coaching before they hit the course.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Reick to start tour of 63rd District in Harvard

    HARVARD – Republican candidate Steve Reick is kicking off a town hall tour throughout the 63rd House District.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • McHenry County Board of Health expected to choose new department leader

    The McHenry County Board of Health is expected to select one of two finalists to fill the health department's top slot.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

    FORT LEE, Va. – A soldier has died after barricading herself in an office and shooting herself inside a major command's headquarters in Virginia.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT – Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to th ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – A taxicab industry spokeswoman says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would've given customers some protection in the emer ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • State police investigate Carpentersville man's death

    CARPENTERSVILLE – State police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old Carpentersville man who died after he was taken to a hospital following a ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Heat Index could reach 100 this afternoon

    A mild summer will turn quite warm today, according to a special weather statement issued by the National Weather Service.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Mike’s Deck Center - a new division of Hines Outdoor Living

    Mike French knows decking. He knows it so well that he opened his decking center during the height of the Great Recession. The business has thrived fo ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:00 am
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