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  • Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

    BAGHDAD – Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and com ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Three Americans detained in N. Korea call for U.S. help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea gave foreign media access Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their famili ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Pakistan’s premier challenged by raging anti-gov’t protests

    ISLAMABAD – Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-governmen ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    MOSCOW – Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autono ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Obama: ‘Revving’ economy calls for higher wages

    MILWAUKEE – President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” p ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Patients to start applying for marijuana

    SPRINGFIELD – One unanswered question about a new state law legalizing medical marijuana is just how many Illinois residents will actually ask for per ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Study: Action-packed television shows may make you snack more

    CHICAGO – Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced televisio ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois will spent $102 million to build a bridge over the Kankakee River along with other improvements as part of high-speed ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

    CHICAGO – Anyone in Illinois who’s turned on a television in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses- ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Garage ‘total loss’ after fire, fire official says

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A fire caused substantial damage to a garage and minor damage to a house Monday afternoon.
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Wrongful death lawsuit targets The Broken Oar

    WOODSTOCK – The family of a man killed in car crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in McHenry County against the bar that sold alcohol to his driv ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Maxwell: Centennial closing festival draws near

    The year-long Crystal Lake centennial celebration is coming to a close.The closing festival will be ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • MCC eyes architect for expansion

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College leaders are starting anew on expansion plans and are close to selecting an architectural firm to lead the way.
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Families head outdoors for holiday weekend as weather holds

    CARY – Their chairs lined up along the trout pond of Lake Julian, Janet and Bob Joesel of Fox River Grove watched their son and grandson try to catch ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR – The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 8:05 pm
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