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  • McHenry County home sales fall, but prices up in 2014

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Home sales in McHenry County declined 8 percent in December while median sales prices increased by 10 percent and inventory fell.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • McHenry County Health Dept. reminding residents of health care deadline

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Health Department officials said open enrollment for health insurance plans offered on the federal Marketplace will end on ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • New York asks feds to probe 2013 Rikers Island inmate death

    NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors should launch a civil rights probe into the 2013 death of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who was locked in his cel ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • As Saudi Arabia mourns King Abdullah, a new generation enters line to throne

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's newly enthroned King Salman moved quickly Friday to name a future successor to the crown in his oil-rich kingdom ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • Islamic State-linked militants say countdown for Japan's hostages began

    TOKYO — Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group have posted an online warning that the "countdown has begun" for the group to kill a pair of ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:17 am
  • 14-year-old South Chicago Heights boy stabs brother, 16, to death, police said

    SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS — Police say a 14-year-old boy stabbed his 16-year-old brother to death in the Chicago suburb of South Chicago Heights.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Top official: Russians will 'eat less' for Putin

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West agains ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 7:40 am
  • Signs emerge of major Ukraine rebel offensive looming

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Signs emerged Friday pointing to a major offensive in eastern Ukraine by rebels fighting to break off from the rest of the cou ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:53 am
  • Colors, graphics might be added to Illinois Tollway signs starting with Jane Addams

    DOWNERS GROVE — The Illinois Tollway will begin testing multiple-color messaging signs including pictures this year.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:12 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Jan. 23; Islamic State warns Japan clock is ticking for hostages

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 6:47 am
  • Lake in the Hills plans daddy-daughter dance

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village has planned a Frozen-themed daddy-daughter dance.The event is set to ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Rauner previews 1st-year priorities: Cut taxes, Medicaid

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday began laying out priorities for his first year in office, saying property taxes and workers’ compensation cost ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Illinois education board wants $730M more pre-K-12 funding

    SPRINGFIELD – With a new chairman at its helm, the Illinois State Board of Education Wednesday asked lawmakers to provide an additional $730 million f ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Judge rejects request for more time in Illinois pension case

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected a request for an extra month to file arguments by lawyers contesting the law that overhauls a state ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Rauner has investment adviser, not blind trust

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner, perhaps the wealthiest officeholder in Illinois history, said just before taking office last week that he had set up "bli ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
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