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  • North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned ...
    NEW: Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Colorado girls make possible bid to join Islamic State militants

    DENVER — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are l ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Ebola 'czar' gets to work as U.S. journalist treated for virus recovers

    WASHINGTON — A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • Spring Grove police reports for Oct. 22, 2014

    • Gary J. Educate, 56, 94 Forest Ave., Fox Lake, was charged Saturday, Sept. 20, with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without light ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Waukegan public school students out another day

    WAUKEGAN — Waukegan Public Schools students will be out of class another day as negotiations between the district and the teachers union continue.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • DeKalb Police: Reported attack that caused school lockdowns did not occur

    DeKALB — Police have determined an attack reported near DeKalb High School about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday did not occur.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Joliet adopts ‘Cupcake Law’

    JOLIET – Poticas and other treats were offered up to Joliet City Council members Tuesday night – but not as a bribe, home bakers joked – when the city ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Wheelchair catches fire in McHenry home

    MCHENRY – A 52-year-old McHenry woman was transported Wednesday to an area hospital after a small house fire, which was contained to a pile of clothes ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Chicago-bound Metra train halts in Woodstock with mechanical issues

    WOODSTOCK – A Union Pacific Northwest Metra train scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:01 a.m. has been terminated in Woodstock because of mechanical i ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Illinois' top educator: Funding problems to remain

    PEORIA – The Illinois state superintendent of schools said the outcome of the governor’s race won’t make a difference for the state’s education fundin ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

    CHICAGO – As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and ot ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Springfield VA clinic grapples with short staffing

    SPRINGFIELD – The overseer of federal outpatient clinics for veterans in central Illinois said sudden short staffing at the Springfield site is posing ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Report: Chicago Tribune to buy Sun-Times' suburban papers

    Chicago media blogger Robert Feder reported Tuesday that Tribune Publishing is poised to buy Sun-Times Media’s suburban daily and weekly papers from W ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • McHenry County Board again keeps the tax levy flat in 2015 budget

    WOODSTOCK – Next year’s proposed county budget is again balanced and for a third straight year does not collect the inflationary property tax increase ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Vacant McHenry building to transform into 'high-tech, high quality' makerspace

    McHENRY – The former Hostess building is virtually empty.The walls that separated the store from the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:55 pm
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