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  • 5-hour Monmouth police standoff ends with arrest in western Illinois

    MONMOUTH (AP) — A standoff in western Illinois that lasted five and a half hours has ended with the arrest of a 26-year-old man.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Cause of Ashton police chief's death still undetermined

    ASHTON (AP) — Authorities still don't know what caused the death of the police chief in the northern Illinois village of Ashton.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Algonquin homeowner escapes house fire; firefighters rescue birds

    ALGONQUIN — No one was injured in an early-morning house fire Saturday on Lexington Drive.According ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Woodstock North falls to Prairie Ridge, 38-14

    Prairie Ridge defeated Woodstock North during Friday's game at Prairie Ridge HIgh School. ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • U.S. House race for Illinois 14th District: Randy Hultgren, Dennis Anderson divided on issues

    A Republican congressman said he is running for re-election to continue the work he’s started in Washington, D.C. His Democratic challenger seeks to c ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:16 am
  • Yellen: Greatly concerned by inequality

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that Ameri ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo comes ashore on Bermuda

    HAMILTON, Bermuda – The leading edge of Hurricane Gonzalo moved onto Bermuda on Friday evening, pounding the British territory with fierce wind and he ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Gang member gets 78 years for shooting Elgin boy

    ROLLING MEADOWS – An Elgin man has been sentenced to 78 years in prison for killing a 5-year-old boy in a botched gang-related assassination.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Activists: ISIS may have some warplanes

    BAGHDAD – Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Body camera use concerns Illinois police officers

    CHICAGO – State lawmakers crafting legislation that would govern the use of body cameras by police officers got a glimpse Friday of a complicated deba ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • World Health Organization says it botched Ebola response

    LONDON – In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • McHenry County Historical Society hosts fall festival this weekend

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Historical Society invites residents to visit the original Seneca Township Hall, built in 1885, on Saturday and Sunday ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Environmental Defenders welcome volunteers for restoration project

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County are looking for volunteers to help with a restoration project Saturday, as part of nation ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Ringwood earmarks video gaming dollars for public works equipment

    RINGWOOD – The money the village of Ringwood earns from video gaming will go toward the public works department, the Village Board decided unanimously ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Woodstock community project creates new city park

    WOODSTOCK – Gigi Carlson and her students from a District 200 specialty program returned from an international competition in Germany two years ago wi ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:08 pm
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