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  • Judge asked to allow use of lawmaker's statements

    CHICAGO — Prosecutors want to be able to tell jurors about potentially damaging comments state Rep. Derrick Smith made to authorities as they question ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Addiction experts: Cuts could hurt drug treatment

    SPRINGFIELD — Addiction experts say thousands of Illinois residents could lose drug treatment services if a temporary tax increase expires later next ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler i ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Application period opens for Miss McHenry County

    Entries are being taken for the 2014 Miss McHenry County Queen Pageant. Young women and teens ages 1 ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Event to benefit family of Cary-Grove coach

    McHENRY – Proceeds from an upcoming benefit will go to the family of a Cary-Grove High School coach who died in February.
    April 16, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    CINCINNATI — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal ju ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    WASHINGTON — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Fake abduction in park outrages many in Sequim

    SEQUIM, Wash. — Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who t ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • House fire kills man, infant son in Quincy

    QUINCY — A man and his infant son have died after a fire that heavily damaged a home in western Illinois.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Metra files reveal years of political patronage

    CHICAGO — Files documenting a lengthy history of political patronage hiring at the Chicago area's Metra commuter rail agency reveal that some of Illin ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Registration open for charity golf outing in Cary

    CARY – Interested participants can register for the nonprofit Cody's Canteen's annual June golf outing that benefits the child life department at Advo ...
    April 16, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Woodstock library closed Friday for reorganizing

    WOODSTOCK –The Woodstock Public Library will be closed Friday, April 18 while staff members reorganize the collection.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Performance at historic building to include fiddlers contest reenactment

    SPRING GROVE – Necktie socials, fiddlers contests and welcome home dances have been held at the 100-plus-years-old Old Town Hall.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Crystal Lake Easter egg hunt scheduled for April 19

    The Crystal Lake Park District will hold an Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Raiders football field Lippold Park.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Man charged with Boston Marathon hoax due in court

    BOSTON – A man who authorities say was taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the ann ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:47 am
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