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  • Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast U.S.

    NEW YORK – Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • U.S. drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil

    SANAA, Yemen – A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite p ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it’s his

    WASHINGTON – A 2-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    MOSCOW – A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to the W ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, un ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • In McHenry County and beyond, more women becoming gun owners

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Four ladies watched, their unloaded handguns on the tables in front of them, as instructor Susan Parker went over the fundamentals of h ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • Amtrak studying possible Danville-to-Quad Cities route

    DANVILLE – Amtrak is studying potential rail service between Danville and the Quad Cities.The News-G ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Frerichs announces firm will review Treasurer’s office

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says he’s bringing in a consulting firm to conduct a performance review of how his office handles it ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Illinois pays millions to keep inmates who can’t find homes

    CHICAGO – Illinois spends as much as $25 million a year to keep inmates in prison because they can’t find suitable places to live that meet the terms ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Rauner replaces appointee who helped give job to Quinn aide

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has replaced the leader of an Illinois agency that gave ex-Gov. Pat Quinn’s former campaign manager a $160,000-a-year ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Public hearing scheduled for Fox River Grove TIF expansion

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Residents will have an opportunity to give their thoughts on a proposed expansion of the downtown tax increment financing district.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Work begins on downtown Huntley property before Visit McHenry County moves in

    HUNTLEY – An Elgin-based construction company recently started interior work to transform an early 1900s hotel in downtown Huntley into the new headqu ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Guilty plea entered in Crystal Lake man's sex abuse case

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man set to stand trial Monday instead pleaded guilty to a sex charge against him.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Man accused of sex crimes after impregnating Marengo teen gets probation

    WOODSTOCK – A 21-year-old man was given two years of probation after he admitted to a sex crime involving a teenager.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Lake in the Hills Police Department switching to propane system for squad vehicles

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village's police department is adding propane fuel systems to its 10 Chevy Tahoe squad vehicles.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm
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