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  • Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack "Obamacare," a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that s ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant po ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Proposed power plant developers want more time

    OAKWOOD HILLS – Developers for a proposed $450 million power plant in Oakwood Hills want a continuation until October to address resident concerns, de ...
    July 30, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Monarchs, praying mantis topics of upcoming MCCD programs

    Kids will examine the body parts, behaviors and the egg cases of praying mantis before journeying outside in search of the insect.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Car ends up in trench in Crystal Lake, no injuries

    CRYSTAL LAKE – No serious injuries were sustained Tuesday after a vehicle drove into a shallow trench in front of a Crystal Lake residence, according ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Added security coming to D-300 high schools

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A new alert system that uses strobe lights and audio messages to alert students and staff of lockdown situations will soon be added ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Court documents: Murder victim shot 2 years before she was found

    WOODSTOCK – William J. Ross on Tuesday made his first courtroom appearance since being charged with first-degree murder, more than six months after a ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • US: New sanctions on Russia could come Tuesday

    WASHINGTON — The White House says the United States could impose additional economic sanctions on Russia as soon as Tuesday.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry h ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Illinois River's man-made island now complete

    PEORIA — A man-made island in the Illinois River built to provide habitat for fish and a place for birds to call home will officially be complete this ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Illinois woman dies retrieving phone from fire

    BARTONVILLE — Authorities say a central Illinois woman is dead after running back into her burning home to get her cell phone. A police officer who tr ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • McHenry County Fair schedule

    The McHenry County Fair begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday. Here is a list of information, activities and events for the fair.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Pictures of the Week

    Check out some of our favorite pictures from the past week... ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • St. Clair County OKs $7M medical marijuana plan

    MARISSA – A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa.
    July 29, 2014 - 10:41 am
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