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  • For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless

    PARIS — The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passp ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament

    OTTAWA, Ontario — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Lake in the Hills hotel feasible, site near Huntley hospital also possible, study says

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A new hotel development could be feasible and supported in the area, according to a report prepared for village officials.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • McHenry County Board rejection of health care grant sparks concern, anger

    WOODSTOCK – Local health officials warn a decision by the McHenry County Board to reject a state grant to pay for counselors to help insure people und ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Medical device company Life Spine Inc. moves to Huntley

    HUNTLEY – As of Friday, the village of Huntley will be home base for a medical device company that's relocating with growth in mind.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Former bookkeeper admits stealing $12K from Quincy community theater

    QUINCY (AP) — A former Quincy woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she stole more than $12,000 from the city's community theater while serving as ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • 6 quick fixes to reduce your next energy bill

    Consumers work hard to save pennies, by clipping coupons and brewing their own coffee, yet they throw away dollars that could be saved on energy costs ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola, according to AP-GfK poll

    WASHINGTON — Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not s ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • Caterpillar beats Wall Street third-quarter forecasts

    PEORIA — Caterpillar's belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook f ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Peoria man gets 23 years in Wal-Mart armed robbery

    PEORIA (AP) — A 19-year-old Peoria man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for robbing $270 from two acquaintances at gunpoint in a Wal-Mart park ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Illinois car thieves lead high-speed chase, police say

    NASHVILLE, Ill. — Police are investigating after thieves stole four cars from a southern Illinois dealership and led officers on a high-speed chase.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • Champaign woman gets 25 years for slashing man's throat during robbery

    URBANA (AP) — A Champaign woman who slashed a man's throat has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Illinois man gets 11 years for burning 1-year-old with oven cleaner

    DECATUR (AP) — A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for spraying oven cleaner on a 1-year-old boy and severely burning him.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • Grafton gives Asian carp processing plant 30 days to stop smells

    GRAFTON (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois have given an Asian carp processing plant 30 days to stop rotten odors or face a shutdown.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Libya

    OTTAWA, Ontario – He seemed lost, "didn't fit in," and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been staying in a ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:16 am
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