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  • Ferry stops service on Mississippi River

    MEYER — A farm cooperative has shut down a ferry service that shuttled agricultural products and other goods across the Mississippi River between west ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Search for Mental Health Board director continues

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Mental Health Board on Wednesday voted against approving a candidate to become the organization’s permanent leader.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • BC-ML--Holy Land-Good Friday,1st Ld-Writethru

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusale ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.Flight controllers confi ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Kaska's no hitter leads Richmond-Burton past Harvard

    The boys baseball game Thursday in Harvard. Richmond-Burton beat Harvard, 1-0. ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    CHICAGO – Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their homet ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • Millennials jump into careers with company values in mind

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Even with a tough job market, today’s millennial workforce is looking for much more than a job, which is something their employers appr ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Guantanamo trial for self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind veers off track again

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    LOS ANGELES – Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected – a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts raid

    PEORIA – Police officers trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria’s mayor have raided a home, seizing com ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators finalizing the state’s conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun ow ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3 years

    CHICAGO – An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-ye ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Judge puts off ruling in suit against Rutherford

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s request to throw out a lawsuit filed against him b ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Report: April soil moisture level high in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois officials say the level of soil moisture is high across Illinois.The University ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
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