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  • Southwest Illinois man charged with kidnapping boy

    COLUMBIA – A southwestern Illinois man was charged with three felonies after police said he kidnapped a boy and restrained him in a basement.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Illinois begins taking marijuana business applications

    SPRINGFIELD – Entrepreneurs wanting to cultivate or dispense medical marijuana under a new Illinois law are getting their chance to be considered but ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Officials: Cause of deadly Chicago fire unclear

    CHICAGO – Investigators were unable to pinpoint the cause of a Chicago apartment fire that killed four children, although it likely came from an open ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Madigan proposes allowing cameras at nursing homes

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday said she will push for legislation to allow video or audio recording devices to be placed i ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Chicago man apparently drowns in Illinois River

    OGLESBY – A Chicago man apparently drowned as he tried to swim across the Illinois River near Starved Rock State Park over the weekend.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Rauner education plan would change funding formula

    CHICAGO – The debate over education took the spotlight in the Illinois governor's race Monday, with Republican Bruce Rauner proposing overhauls to tea ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Respiratory illness affects hundreds of kids

    CHICAGO – Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be cause ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Obama to broaden U.S. effort to combat militants

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously h ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Appellate court tosses McHenry County sex conviction; former Big Brother can't be retried

    WOODSTOCK — In a rare decision, the Illinois Appellate Court overturned a McHenry County sex abuse case, and said that because the evidence leading to ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • McHenry approves agreement with marijuana cultivation company

    McHENRY – An application to open a medical marijuana cultivation center in McHenry will include a letter of support from the city.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • No meetings scheduled on Richmond school District 157 teachers union negotiations

    RICHMOND — The District 157 negotiating team has not met with union representatives since final offers were made public about a week and a half ago, b ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Crystal Lake increases pressure on D-155 officials to enter zoning for bleachers (with document)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The city of Crystal Lake told District 155 officials they have until Oct. 16 to start the zoning process for the Crystal Lake South Hig ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Spring Grove police reports for Sept. 8, 2014

    • Adam P. Tesch, 40, 728 Petite St., Round Lake, was charged Sunday, Aug. 17, with driving under the influence, improper lane use, squealing tires and ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Oakwood Hills power plant opponents to hold meeting in Crystal Lake on Wednesday

    OAKWOOD HILLS – The citizen group opposing a $450 million power plant proposal is inviting the public to an informational meeting Wednesday evening.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Huntley Community Radio headed toward the FM dial

    HUNTLEY — Meeting its fundraising goal and village approval recently, the Huntley Community Radio station likely will start broadcasting on residents' ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:43 am
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