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  • Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who h ...
    July 29, 2014 - 6:24 am
  • Congressman wants to end CHA "supervouchers"

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock is seeking an end to a Chicago Housing Authority program that puts some of the city's poorest residen ...
    July 29, 2014 - 6:18 am
  • Harvard High School women's football clinic

    Women's football clinic Monday night at Dan Horne Field in Harvard.  ...
    July 29, 2014 - 7:22 am
  • MCYSA Tournament

    The McHenry County Youth Sports Association  baseball tournament game at Lippold Park in Crystal Lake. 
    July 29, 2014 - 7:25 am
  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    DAKAR, Senegal – No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopov ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a " ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON – Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • More Illinois state workers making over $100,000

    SPRINGFIELD – A published report has found that more than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 – up 1,600 from ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    CHICAGO – Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to a report ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Furor engulfs Chicago’s red-light camera system

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city’s red-light camera system, which may have ticketed thousa ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Lollapalooza looms, so do Chicago traffic woes

    CHICAGO – One of the country’s most popular music festival starts in Chicago in a few days and that means traffic headaches for some motorists.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Suspect killed after scuffle with Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say an off-duty officer on his way home from work shot and killed a suspect while trying to stop a suspected break in.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • International Baseball Championship an economic home run

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Jack Sebesta helped start a large, international youth baseball tournament, he thought it could help local hotels and restaurants.
    July 29, 2014 - 7:27 am
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