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  • Golf outing raises money for Stickney House restoration

    BULL VALLEY – A helicopter circled three times about 100 feet above the Boone Creek Golf Course before hovering to let its passenger release a bundle ...
    NEW: Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Open house to cover People and Nature Programs

    RINGWOOD – What the glacier left behind will be the topic of an upcoming presentation at Glacial Park.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:24 pm
  • Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • Archery, hikes among MCCD programs

    WOODSTOCK – Games, hikes and archery are lined up at McHenry County parks this fall.The McHenry Coun ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an ele ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

    NEW YORK – What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?The fatal police shooting of the u ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Shane Lamb rejects state offer; trial set

    WOODSTOCK – Standing before the judge and eyeing at the prosecutor who once offered him immunity on first-degree murder charges, Shane Lamb called the ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Rains leave behind widespread Chicago-area floods

    BURBANK – Overnight rains have flooded street after street in parts of Chicago's southwest suburbs, stranding cars, inundating basements and yards and ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant

    MOLINE – Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to m ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 7:14 am
  • American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

    ATLANTA – Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses Thurs ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    WASHINGTON – The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO – Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate abou ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza’s ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group’s senior military commander ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine – Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back te ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:58 pm
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