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  • House grudgingly approves arms, training for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels Wednesday as Preside ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Iraq premier nixes U.S. ground troops

    BAGHDAD – Iraq’s new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Kankakee man accused of growing $3M in marijuana

    URBANA – A Kankakee man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he was growing $3 million worth of marijuana plants at a warehouse in Bradley.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Hundreds apply for jobs at Illinois Thomson prison

    THOMSON – Hundreds of applicants, some from as far as Kentucky and Minnesota, have come to northeastern Illinois to attend a three-day hiring fair at ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Three Illinois professors receive 'genius grants'

    CHICAGO – Three college professors in Illinois are among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

    CHICAGO – Months after the installation by Donald Trump of 20-foot-tall letters spelling out his last name on the side of one of the city's tallest sk ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • GOP appeal seeks to knock Libertarian off ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from th ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Rauner ethics plan targets lobbyists, lawmakers

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner released a proposal for ethics reform Wednesday that included a temporary ban on Illinois of ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Former Illinois teacher, coach admits to sexual misconduct with girls

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A former southern Illinois math teacher and cross country coach pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges involving sexu ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Highland Park driver who huffed cleaner sentenced for killing girl, 5

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A suburban Chicago woman was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for driving onto a sidewalk and killing a 5-year-old girl af ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Carpentersville District 300 to get school psychologists from outside contractor

    CARPENTERSVILLE – District 300 will pay an outside contractor $500 a day to fill open psychologist positions at three elementary schools after school ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Crystal Lake wakeboard park to be called The Quarry

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Quarry is coming to Crystal Lake. Developers of a 32-acre cable wakeboard park s ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Candidate packets for Spring Grove trustee positions to be available

    SPRING GROVE –  The packet to run for a spot on the Spring Grove Village Board will be available Tuesday.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Hydrant flushing to begin in McHenry

    McHENRY – The city of McHenry will begin flushing its hydrants next week, which may cause water to become discolored.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Free Touch-A-Truck event planned in McHenry

    McHENRY – More than 50 pieces of equipment such as trucks, tractors and helicopters will be on display for kids to touch, honk and climb on.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:41 pm
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