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  • Rahm Emanuel to Chicago agencies: Increase minimum wage to $13 in city

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the city's sister agencies to pay all contractor and subcontractor employees a minimum wage of $13 an h ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • O'Hare, Midway airports near normal capacity after Chicago-area air control center fire

    CHICAGO — The Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago's airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last w ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • USDA: Illinois corn harvest continues lagging

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn harvest continues creeping along, though recently favorable weather enabled ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • McHenry Area Jaycees Haunted House transforms Knox Park Barn again this October

    McHENRY – The Knox Park Barn will transform once again into a haunted house.The annual attraction, w ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • In Carpentersville fatal stabbing, police have person of interest in custody

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Police have a person of interest in custody following an apparent stabbing inside a Carpentersville residence that killed a middle-a ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Crystal Lake police reports for Sept. 30, 2014

    • Elizabeth A. Mammoser, 31, 115 Woody Way, Cary, was charged Saturday, Aug. 23, with retail theft.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • USDA: Illinois corn harvest continues lagging

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn harvest continues creeping along, though recently favorable weather en ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:19 am
  • Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact on Tuesday that will allow U.S. forces to remain in th ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:15 am
  • Ridesharing company Uber to expand in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say ridesharing giant Uber will create 420 jobs in the next two years in a major expansion of its Chicago regional headquarte ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:12 am
  • Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Public Library has begun accepting special immigrant driver's licenses as identification for obtaining a library card.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:10 am
  • Police: Body of Arkansas real estate agent found

    SCOTT, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an Arkansas real estate agent who disappeared Thursday has been found in a shallow grave at a concrete ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:09 am
  • What’s next for Shane Lamb after he admits lying in Johnsburg murder trial?

    Legally, what’s Shane Lamb’s future now that he’s admitted to lying on the witness stand? Perjury co ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Correction

    • The web poll results on page A2 of Monday’s edition incorrectly spelled sheriff’s candidate Jim Harrison’s name. Also, the results published Monday ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Republican opposition to Illinois school funding bill irks Andy Manar

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois House Republicans, fearing that majority Democrats could take money away from their suburban Chicago school districts in ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:50 pm
  • Dick Durbin, Jim Oberweis debate background checks on guns in U.S. Senate race

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and GOP challenger Jim Oberweis disagreed Monday on whether to require universal background checks for firearms purcha ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:59 pm
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