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  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago’s Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Chicago gets first deputy police chief

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has its first deputy chief.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Sup ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Pipeline may carry crude oil through southern Illinois

    CARBONDALE – A Texas-based company is converting an existing natural gas pipeline that runs through southern Illinois to transport crude oil.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • New round of snow could push Boston to season record

    BOSTON – After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-y ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • McHenry man cured of hepatitis through new drugs

    McHENRY – Ray Roach reflects on the grim prognosis a doctor delivered to him during a hospital stay nearly four years ago and smiles. 
    March 1, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • McHenry County Right to Carry providing buses for lobbying day

    WOODSTOCK – While concealed carry now is legal in Illinois, Mickey Schuch said gun rights activists still have work to do.  
    March 1, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • District 47 leadership changes coming with three principals to retire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three elementary schools and one middle school in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will have new principals next year.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • On the record with Algonquin hunter and conservationist

    ALGONQUIN – Don and Lucille Foecking of Algonquin eat pheasant about once every two weeks.It’s not b ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • No injuries after snowmobiles fall through ice in unincorporated McHenry

    There were no injuries after two snowmobiles fell through the ice Saturday night in unincorporated McHenry, fire officials said.
    March 1, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farme ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven pe ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

    WASHINGTON – For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Rutland Township officials ready for budget showdown over assessor salaries

    HUNTLEY – Officials in Rutland Township expect a budget showdown this month over the money the property assessor uses to make payroll, after the towns ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • McHenry County low-income student population increasing

    Between the 2004-05 and 2013-14 school years, the number of students on free and reduced-price lunch plans in Illinois increased from 40 percent to 50 ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm
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