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  • Biden, Christie in Illinois for governor’s race

    CHICAGO – The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Need for skilled workers still prevalent

    Adam Hoambrecker, 29, of West Dundee, makes a shim die that will be used inside of the Algonquin business Kenmode Tool and Engineering. The apprentice ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Hultgren roundtable covers Common Core

    GENEVA – Illinois adopted the Common Core state standards in 2010, but educators, parents and school officials still are wary of what it means for the ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT – Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the cont ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Syria warns U.S.: No unilateral strikes on militants

    BEIRUT – Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Doctor given Ebola drug dies

    MONROVIA, Liberia – A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separate ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Gaza attacks trigger Israeli exodus from border

    JERUSALEM – Hundreds of Israelis left their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, reflecting growing frustration over the war with Ham ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Mich. unions brace for teacher opt-out decision

    NOVI, Mich. – Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at school teachers who are deciding this month ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Hultgren roundtable covers pros, cons of Common Core Standards

    GENEVA – Illinois adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010, but educators, parents and school officials still are wary of what it means for the ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Crystal Lake South tops Marian Central in season opener

    The girls volleyball game between Marian Central and Crystal Lake South Monday, August 24, 2014 in Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake South beat Marian Centra ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Rotary Club re-energizes Crystal Lake Park District safety

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Dean Solberg saw a Crystal Lake Park District officer on the wrong set of two wheels.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Chicago man wanted on downstate murder charge apprehended in Lake in the Hills

    WOODSTOCK – A 29-year-old Chicago man wanted for a downstate murder was apprehended Monday in McHenry County.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    INDIANAPOLIS – When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • 5K training program offered for Family Health Partnership event

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Residents looking to take on one of the area's most popular 5K runs can get a little coaching before they hit the course.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:59 pm
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