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  • 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 - 9:00 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 ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 5:01 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 ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 1, 2014 - 8:05 pm
  • Wrongful death lawsuit targets 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 ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • US Rep. Duckworth announces she's pregnant

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth says she's pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early December.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois will spend $102 million to build a bridge over the Kankakee River along with other improvements as part of high-speed ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

    GENEVA – The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes ag ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    BRUSSELS – NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies i ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Few women in 'industry that time forgot'; construction recruiting efforts rise

    NEW YORK – Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • RTA reform measure signed into law

    A reform bill aimed at Chicago’s mass-transit agencies in the wake of back-to-back scandals at Metra is now law.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • On the Record with... Liz Nelson and Dona Willard

    ISLAND LAKE – Tours started this summer to take visitors and residents through the winding channels and curves of Island Lake.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Area crop prediction yields a mixed bag

    Expectations are high for corn and soybeans this year, but area farmers say it’s too early to tell just how well the crops will do.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Islamist militia now guards U.S. Embassy in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya – An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Man brings two military flares to Illinois sheriff

    MURPHYSBORO – Authorities in southern Illinois moved jail inmates and evacuated a restaurant after a man came to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office w ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Road in Mokena named for soldier killed in Afghanistan

    MOKENA – Part of a road southwest of Chicago has been named after a soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this year.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:16 pm
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