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  • Districts debate merits of master’s for teachers

    DALLAS – Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, sti ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Israeli troops raid rocket launching site in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions wit ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Migrant boy buried in Guatemala hometown

    SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, Guatemala – A 15-year-old Guatemalan migrant was buried in his hometown Saturday, nearly a month after he became a symbol of the ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Anxiety grips Lebanon after blasts, arrests

    BEIRUT – The roadblocks and sandbags are back, cafes and hotels are nearly empty and many of the tourists are gone. Anxiety is gripping Lebanon follow ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Aronia berry gaining market foothold in U.S.

    MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa – A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular “superfoods” like blueberries, acai berries and goji berri ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Theodore Roosevelt’s love of the country’s untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • 5 things to know about immigration courts

    An overlooked element in the immigration debate is the nation’s Immigration Court system, where many of the newly arrived migrants will have their cas ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Last original Ramones member dies

    NEW YORK – The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • What the military did while Benghazi post burned

    WASHINGTON – One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn’t do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Life Skills education

    Cooking up a healthy eating game plan is vital to performance on the field. That concept, along with the art of cooking for a hobby, a career or survi ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Cause for celebration

    To the Editor:It was recently reported that following decades of growth, McHenry County has unexpect ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Buck stops with Obama

    This is in response to the letter, “No Shame,” (It’s Your Write, July 6.)Let’s start with the last s ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Whose hypocrisy?

    Hypocrisy is defined as the feigning of beliefs, feelings or virtues that one does not hold or possess.
    July 11, 2014 - 6:53 pm
  • Flawed FOIA bill

    I urge Sen. Pam Althoff to support Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of HB3796. Curbing abuse of the FOIA process is a worthy goal. However, this bill is deeply f ...
    July 11, 2014 - 6:55 pm
  • Numbers and the law

    The lowly No. 1 makes a big difference. Much has been said and printed about the two recent, 5-4, Su ...
    July 11, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • Change in Honduras

    Of the 47,000 children fleeing violence and poverty and apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol since October, 28 percent came from Honduras. The number ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Preserve architectural past

    My children and I have been riding our bikes around Crystal Lake for many years. The route takes you through Lakewood. There are many beautiful homes ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Unpopular Cary project

    To the Editor:Recently, the village of Cary approved a 60-unit, low-income apartment complex adjacen ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Decision metric

    After all the talk, after all the plans, after all the wishful thinking,there is only one metric tha ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:05 am

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