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  • USDA: Illinois corn harvest continues lagging

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn harvest continues creeping along, though recently favorable weather en ...
    NEW: Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:18 am
  • Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact on Tuesday that will allow U.S. forces to remain in th ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:15 am
  • Ridesharing company Uber to expand in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say ridesharing giant Uber will create 420 jobs in the next two years in a major expansion of its Chicago regional headquarte ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:12 am
  • Chicago libraries accept immigrant licenses as ID

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Public Library has begun accepting special immigrant driver's licenses as identification for obtaining a library card.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:10 am
  • Police: Body of Arkansas real estate agent found

    SCOTT, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an Arkansas real estate agent who disappeared Thursday has been found in a shallow grave at a concrete ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 7:09 am
  • Questions surround legal ramifications of Lamb’s retraction

    Legally, what’s Shane Lamb’s future now that he’s admitted to lying on the witness stand?Perjury cou ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Correction

    • The web poll results on page A2 of Monday’s edition incorrectly spelled sheriff’s candidate Jim Harrison’s name. Also, the results published Monday ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Republican opposition to Illinois school funding bill irks Andy Manar

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois House Republicans, fearing that majority Democrats could take money away from their suburban Chicago school districts in ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:50 pm
  • Dick Durbin, Jim Oberweis debate background checks on guns in U.S. Senate race

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and GOP challenger Jim Oberweis disagreed Monday on whether to require universal background checks for firearms purcha ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • New publisher takes over Northwest Herald

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kate Weber has been named publisher of the Northwest Herald, the newspaper’s parent company, Shaw Media, announced Monday after a natio ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Suspect in Chicago-area air traffic control center fire has bond denied

    CHICAGO — A magistrate judge ordered a suburban Chicago man held without bond Monday on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causin ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Crystal Lake woman fights for cancer research in Washington

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It started with her mother in 2004 and continued with more family members and eventually numerous friends within the past five years.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • 3 Crystal Lake businesses fail alcohol compliance check

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three Crystal Lake businesses were found to have sold alcohol to minors during a three-week compliance check operation by city police.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • In-person absentee voting at McHenry County Clerk's Office for November election begins

    WOODSTOCK – Voters who want to cast their ballots through in-person absentee voting can now do so for the Nov. 4 election, according to the McHenry Co ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Harnish Main Library in Algonquin to be closed for parking lot resurfacing

    ALGONQUIN – The Harnish Main Library building at 2600 Harnish Drive, parking lot, and drive-through window are scheduled to be closed Wednesday throug ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 2:16 pm
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