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  • Springfield teen accused of home invasions, sexual assaults of older women indicted

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An 18-year-old Springfield man accused of home invasions and sexual assaults of women more than 60 years old has been indicte ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Islamic rebels in Syria fear U.S. could hit them

    BEIRUT – When the United States opened its aerial campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria this week, its first salvo also hit an al-Qaida ce ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Comptroller rivals clash on approach to backlog

    SPRINGFIELD – With Illinois battling the nation’s worst unfunded pension liability, the two outspoken statewide office holders vying for its check-wri ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Attorney General Holder announces resignation

    WASHINGTON – Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Report: 12 firms linked to Rauner went bankrupt

    SPRINGFIELD – At least a dozen of the many companies owned by the investment firm of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner have gone bankrup ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Guilty plea in $60,000 Illinois township thefts

    URBANA – A former township supervisor in eastern Illinois has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from the township and using the money to ga ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Chicago says coal-storage site will shut down

    CHICAGO – A company involved in legal skirmishes last year over piles of petroleum coke in Chicago has sold its facility, and a second company has bee ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Illinois high court to hear cigarette appeal

    ST. LOUIS – The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s reinstatement of a decade-old $10.1 billion class-action verdict against P ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Richmond-Burton District 157, Nippersink School District 2 advance new programs, initiatives

    RICHMOND – Several initiatives at Spring Grove and Richmond’s schools are moving into their second year, which is smoothing out funding and leading to ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Crystal Lake crash at Randall Road, McHenry Avenue sends one to hospital

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One person was taken to the hospital after a crash at Randall Road and McHenry Avenue, police said.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • The Haunted Square Halloween festival returns to Woodstock on Friday

    WOODSTOCK – Family Alliance's annual Halloween festival on the Woodstock Square returns Friday with an overhauled "Madness Manor," a 7,000-square-foot ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Oakwood Hills power plant opposition group hopes to stay together after victory

    OAKWOOD HILLS – Less than 24 hours after the proposed power plant for Oakwood Hills was withdrawn, Ryan Noonan found himself still fighting against th ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Cary School District 26 looks to refinance debt from building junior high

    CARY – In order for District 26 to keep a promise it had leading up to a successful 2010 bond referendum, district officials again are looking to refi ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • McHenry County Department of Health awarded $580,000 for insurance enrollment

    Those planning to shop the health insurance marketplace this fall can expect help from various county organizations after the renewal of a state-funde ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Woodstock School District 200 passes balanced budget for 2014-15

    WOODSTOCK – For the third straight year, District 200 officials will rely on reserves to balance their new $66.8 million operating budget.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:53 pm
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