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  • Chicago schools getting $10M for Safe Passage

    CHICAGO – A school safety program beefed up after dozens of Chicago schools were closed last year will get a $10 million infusion from the state of Il ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Judge hears allegations against Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – A decorated Chicago police commander who rose through the ranks even as he was the subject of numerous misconduct allegations appeared in co ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois women charged with cooking meth in church

    HILLSBORO – Two southern Illinois women were charged with cooking methamphetamine in a rural Hillsboro church.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • U.S. judge tosses Koschman suit against Chicago

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago, police and state prosecutors of covering up the involvement of then-Mayor ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner’s plan to tax s ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • I-55 crash trucker charged with reckless homicide

    JOLIET – An Indiana truck driver involved in a crash that killed five people on an interstate southwest of Chicago has been charged with reckless homi ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Galesburg teachers end strike after contract deal

    GALESBURG – Galesburg teachers have ended a two-week strike after their union reached a tentative contract agreement with the board of education.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Oil industry donating to Rauner’s campaign

    SPRINGFIELD – Oil producers, drilling companies and geologists frustrated with the slow process of implementing rules for high-volume oil and gas dril ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • McHenry County College approves 2014-15 budget

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Board of Trustees approved a $62.2 million education and operations budget Thursday that assumes a freeze in ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • McHenry County families struggle to find disability services

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Even a trip to the grocery store can be difficult for the Diana family. Andrew Diana ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

    JERUSALEM – European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing fo ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Study: We travel with our own germs

    WASHINGTON – Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, ne ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Groups will need permit for Grand Canyon trips

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Officials said groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    LAS VEGAS – The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Jacobs loses to Dekalb

    The girls volleyball game between Jacobs and DeKalb on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Algonquin. DeKalb beat Jacobs, 26-24, 25-17.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 10:18 pm
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