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  • Payton's son delivers anti-bullying message at West Elementary

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When two West Elementary School fifth-graders noticed some of their fellow classmates getting picked on at school, they called on the s ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Man convicted in 1957 murder of girl appeals

    CHICAGO — The nearly 60-year-old case of a girl who was snatched from a northern Illinois street then choked and stabbed to death is still making its ...
    April 22, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Job market for college grads better but still weak

    WASHINGTON — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job marke ...
    April 22, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • McDonald's 1Q profit slips as US sales decline

    NEW YORK — McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S.The world's biggest hamburger ch ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

    BAGHDAD — Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting center in a remote area of the country's north and k ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Mayor orders air conditioning for Chicago schools

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered that air conditioning be added to every classroom in the Chicago Public Schools during the next five ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Celebrate Earth Day history with gratitude

    The first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, was effective at raising awareness about environmental issues and transforming public attitudes.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • District 47 welcomes two new principals

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Crystal Lake middle schools will have new principals next school year.The Crystal ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Sales of U.S. existing homes slip to a 20-month low

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available home ...
    April 22, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Affirmative action ban upheld by Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
    April 22, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Johnsburg police reports for April 22, 2014

    • Haley Cemail, 17, 4320 Hillshire Drive, Richmond, was charged Saturday, March 1, with retail theft and possession of alcohol.
    April 22, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

    SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for t ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • 10 in Chicago area accused of benefits fraud

    CHICAGO – The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has accused ten area residents of stealing a combined $1.27 million in separate Social Security fraud ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Illinois lottery winner wants to help abused women

    OAK PARK – A suburban Chicago lottery winner says she wants to use part of her winnings to help abused women and children.
    April 22, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Cahokia police probe shooting death

    CAHOKIA – Police in the southwestern Illinois village of Cahokia are looking for two people for questioning in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:41 am
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