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  • Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

    CHICAGO – Anyone in Illinois who’s turned on a TV in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses-spared s ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Buyer’s remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 6:37 am
  • Obama’s delay on immigration creates uncertainty

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

    A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade – a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowe ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR – The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens new sanctions

    BRUSSELS – Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of impo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers Saturday

    BEIRUT – Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded t ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • For 13 plaintiffs, pollution lawsuits came too late

    Sandy Wierschke was supposed to be dead six months after her brain cancer diagnosis.That was eight y ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Election numbers show declining civic activity in Oakwood Hills

    OAKWOOD HILLS – Those who filled the first few rows of the standing-room-only crowds at recent Oakwood Hills public hearings account for the total amo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Two programs assist McCullom Lake couple with home

    McCULLOM LAKE – As of two months ago, Marcy and Warren Bailey were living in the middle of what can only be described as a manmade sinkhole. Their 800 ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Algonquin bypass slated to open Thursday

    ALGONQUIN – After three years of construction, the long-awaited Algonquin Bypass will open Thursday, weather permitting.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Motorist injured after crash in Moraine Hills State Park

    MCHENRY - A female driver was taken Saturday afternoon to Centegra Hospital-McHenry after a crash in Moraine Hills State Park.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Woman found guilty in Joliet double murder

    JOLIET – Bethany McKee was led into Courtroom 407 at 10:45 a.m. Friday.She wore blue jail scrubs wit ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:43 am
  • Fans kick off prep football season across McHenry County

    Clad in green and gold, Crystal Lake South fans lined the visitor bleachers at Marian Central High School’s stadium and sat patiently for the opening ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Johnsburg 5K to support Illinois Special Olympics

    JOHNSBURG – Proceeds from an upcoming 5K run and walk will support the Illinois Special Olympics.Thi ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:15 am
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