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  • Harvard approves annual tax levy

    HARVARD – In a 5-2 vote, the city council this week approved a balloon levy request, knowing it wouldn't receive the full amount it is asking for.
    NEW: Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • McHenry County police plan extra holiday enforcement

    Police departments around the county plan to have extra traffic enforcement for the upcoming holiday weeks.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Release McHenry County Sheriff's summary of Andy Zinke report, judge orders

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge ordered the Sheriff's Office to release part of an internal investigation report on the Office's former undersherif ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Cary police reports for Dec. 18, 2014

    • Lucas W. Goerlitz, 22, 245 Thomas St., Cary, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 18, with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and expire ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Woodstock Christmas Clearing House to serve 2,500 kids with food, toys

    WOODSTOCK – About a week before Christmas, Cheryl Nolan of Woodstock spent Wednesday night in a drafty warehouse with her sons, who were more excited ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Chicago-area travelers should stay aware of possible Christmas storms, meteorologists say

    Rain, snow and wind could put a damper on holiday travel plans throughout the Midwest, including in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, an AccuWeathe ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Hundreds of abused kids die as child protective authorities fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

    BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he r ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Cubans hope for better future with U.S.-Havana deal

    HAVANA (AP) — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expa ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • Suburban Chicago man and former tutor arrested in child porn case

    PARK RIDGE — Authorities in Cook County say they've arrested a suburban Chicago man who once worked as a tutor for middle school and high school stude ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Firefighters rescue special needs boy from Rockford home fire, chief says

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford firefighters have rescued a 14-year-old boy who they found hiding in the basement under a sheet during a home fire.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Illinois brothers plead guilty to U.S. tax fraud

    PEORIA — Two Illinois brothers have pleaded guilty in what federal authorities say was a $6.1 million tax fraud scheme.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Kraft Foods CEO Tony Vernon to retire; Chairman John Cahill named successor

    NORTHFIELD — Kraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successo ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • MCC to offer phlebotomy technician training

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Training to become a phlebotomy technician – a health care professional who collects, transports, handles and processes blood and other ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • Abused kids die as officials fail to protect

    BUTTE, Montana – At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities – many of ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
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