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  • Illinois to end relationship with lottery vendor

    CHICAGO – Illinois will end its contract with the private vendor that operates the $2 billion-a-year state lottery over "serious concerns" with compan ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Local doctor seeks help for Caribbean region

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Even at 70 years old, Dr. Lawrence Lavine cannot resist the call of Haiti.After numer ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Sun City Huntley lake reopens after chemical spill

    HUNTLEY – A lake at Sun City Huntley reopened Friday after preliminary results from a lab in Singapore revealed that the chemicals that spilled and co ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Township property tax assessments moving forward

    More than half of McHenry County’s townships have published their property assessments, with two more on the way.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • 'Fort Knox' security for Illinois marijuana trade

    CHICAGO – Medical marijuana in Illinois will be encased in vaults, monitored by security guards and protected by fingerprint-recognition biometrics.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Take a Stand for Turning Point kicks off

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Eight-year-old Alek Muellner was in the car with his mom Friday when he heard something on the radio worth spending his $20 allowance o ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Ukraine: We destroyed Russian military incursion

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia – Russian military vehicles crossed into Ukraine during the night, NATO and Ukraine said Friday, and the Ukrainian preside ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid and arms

    BRUSSELS — The European Union on Friday sought to forge a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea

    DAEJEON, South Korea — Pope Francis called Friday for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism, an appeal that might be a hard sell in South Kore ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Truck driver hospitalized after crash near Woodstock

    A truck driver Friday morning was taken to the hospital after an incident that resulted in an overturned dump truck in unincorporated Woodstock.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • Deere to lay off 600 employees at Midwest sites

    MOLINE — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime'

    DAKAR, Senegal — The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people has turned parts of West Africa into a medical battle zone and could last u ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Police reveal name of Missouri cop who shot teen

    FERGUSON, Mo. — The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager identified the officer on Friday as Darren ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Alton woman sentenced for neglect of mother

    EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton woman has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal neglect of her elderly mother.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Illinois school guard charged with sexual assault

    EAST ST. LOUIS — St. Clair County officials have charged an East St. Louis high school security guard with having sex with a minor.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:12 am
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