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  • Rauner vow revives governor's mansion question

    SPRINGFIELD – It's been more than a decade since an Illinois governor lived full time at the state's Executive Mansion, but once again a Chicago-area ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against wha ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Gov. Quinn announces $14.4 million in park grants

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced $14.4 million in investments for park development and storm water management on Chicago's south s ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Natio ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Obamas attend wedding of their longtime chef

    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Setting aside for a few hours the pressures of trying to calm the world's trouble spots, President Barack Obama assumed t ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — Two wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago were still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 ho ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • McHenry offers dance classes for children

    McHENRY – Ballet, tap and jazz dance programs for children will start the week of Sept. 15.The McHen ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Algonquin Village Hall closed Monday

    ALGONQUIN – The Ganek Municipal Center and the public works facility will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day, the village of Algonquin sai ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Assessment appeal deadline ticking for Hebron, Hartland townships

    Property owners in two rural McHenry County townships have about one week left to appeal their assessments for next year’s taxes.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Detour: Johnsburg roundabout open to traffic

    Gentlemen, and ladies, start your engines! Let’s drive around in circles in Johnsburg!But you’ll hav ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:29 am
  • Cary seeks public input on allowing backyard chickens

    CARY – Veterinarian Christy McCratic has co-workers who own chickens and from time to time bring in eggs to their Schaumburg office.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • 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
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