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  • Huntley husband accused in beating death sought medical help for wife, documents show

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County court documents reveal new details in the first-degree murder case of a Huntley man accused in the beating death of his wif ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Harvard's Coventry Home on Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois list

    HARVARD – About a year ago Tom Beetstra decided he couldn't watch his former barn deteriorate anymore.
    April 24, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Amtrak says Illinois pets-on-trains pilot project a success

    CHICAGO — Amtrak says it has not had a single complaint or problem with a pilot project in Illinois allowing customers to travel with small pets. So, ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:35 am
  • Attorney wants Slender Man suspect moved for psych treatment

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for a 12-year-old girl accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man plans to ask a co ...
    April 24, 2015 - 6:47 am
  • Chicago mayor taps CTA director to be chief of staff

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named the head of Chicago Transit Authority to be his new chief of staff.
    April 24, 2015 - 6:46 am
  • Bombings in Iraq near market and courthouse kill 7

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two bombings, one near a marketplace and the other near a courthouse, have killed seven people.
    April 24, 2015 - 6:45 am
  • 10 Things to Know for April 24; World leaders to mark Armenia massacre

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    April 24, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Hunters and anglers donate over $700K for youth programs

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials say hunters and anglers in Illinois have raised more than $700,000 for youth outdoors programs since 2006.
    April 24, 2015 - 6:33 am
  • Rough ride? Lawyer says fatally injured arrestee lacked belt

    BALTIMORE – No video captured what happened to Freddie Gray inside the police van where officers heaved him into a metal compartment after pinning him ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

    WASHINGTON – Blaming the “fog of war,” President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American a ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Judge sentences ex-lawmaker, says politicians 'don't get it'

    CHICAGO – A federal judge sentenced a former state lawmaker on Thursday to five months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe, chiding Illinois' polit ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Michael Brown's parents file lawsuit against Ferguson

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Michael Brown's parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal bat ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • State officials report drop in Illinois' metro unemployment

    CHICAGO – State officials say unemployment dropped in March in each of Illinois' metropolitan areas for the 13th consecutive month.
    April 23, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Caterpillar trumps Street 1Q expectations, raises forecast

    Caterpillar's earnings soared more than 20 percent in the first quarter, even though revenue slipped, and the construction and mining equipment maker ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Calbuco volcano erupts anew; ash causing concern

    PUERTO MONTT, Chile – Twin blasts from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile sent vast clouds of ash into the sky, increasing concerns the dust could ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:28 pm
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