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  • Oakwood Hills residents voice concerns about power plant project

    CRYSTAL LAKE –The first public presentation of a proposed $450 million power plant was mostly met with concern and resistance from residents wanting t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Plane crash bodies removed from Ukraine war zone

    KHARKIV, Ukraine – A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pr ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Big issues loom for Congress as August recess nears

    WASHINGTON – Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Black colleges face hard choices on Koch gift

    America’s black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Hamas rocket strike prompts ban on flights to Israel

    JERUSALEM – A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as av ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Lawyers: Factor court decision into Illinois pensions case

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers representing state retiree groups said Tuesday they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits in an eff ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Report: More Illinois children living in poverty

    CHICAGO – The number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by about a third since 2000, according to a report released Tu ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Coroner: 2 men drowned in Naperville quarry crash

    WHEATON – The DuPage County coroner says drowning is the preliminary cause of death for two men killed when a car plunged into a water-filled quarry.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Quinn: Landfill's PCB approval may be withdrawn

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Pat Quinn believes the state of Illinois may be able to withdraw its approval of a plan to store toxic waste in a central Illinois la ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illin ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Bond for truck driver in fatal I-55 crash set at $1 million

    JOLIET – Monday’s fatal chain-reaction crash on Interstate 55 near Arsenal Road involving a semitrailer should be a wake-up call for state and local o ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • MCC to offer Harvard-based degree track

    HARVARD – Post-secondary education will get a lot closer this fall for the county community farthest from McHenry County College.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon offi ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • McHenry offers tree planting program

    McHENRY – To promote the planting of trees, the city of McHenry is offering to split the cost with residents.
    July 22, 2014 - 4:23 pm
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