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  • Jobless rate falls to 6 percent in February across Illinois

    CHICAGO – Unemployment continued to fall in Illinois in February, hitting 6 percent for the first time since 2008.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Chicago man charged with shooting teen in head

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man accused of shooting a 16-year-old in the head has been charged with first-degree murder.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Fla. sheriff: Schaumburg man among 3 killed in snorkeling incidents in Florida Keys

    MARATHON, Fla. – Three people died in separate incidents while snorkeling in the Florida Keys.Monroe ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Obama agrees to slow U.S. pullout from Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday to slow the U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan at the request of its new government but insiste ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • MCC to offer art classes in Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering a variety of spring art classes, including watercolors, oil painting, painted wine glasses and mosai ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Illinois moves to plug big hole in this year’s state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Huntley contractor president charged with fraud, failing to pay taxes

    HUNTLEY – A federal grand jury Tuesday charged the president of a Huntley concrete contractor with defrauding labor union benefit plans and failing to ...
    March 24, 2015 - 6:17 pm
  • 5 candidates running for three Holiday Hills Village Board seats

    HOLIDAY HILLS – Rather than complain about the state of Holiday Hills, three residents have banded together to run against two incumbent candidates fo ...
    March 25, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • McHenry High School choir to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City (with video)

    McHENRY – Julia Knight was expecting to spend her spring break in Florida, but she couldn't be happier that trip will not happen.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Lake Atwood at The Hollows in Cary stocked for trout fishing season (with videos)

    CARY – With a few brief movements, Richard Potter unleashed a flood of trout into Lake Atwood on Tuesday.
    March 24, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Algonquin man uses 3-D printing skills to make repair at food pantry greenhouse

    ALGONQUIN – Jack Henderson left a 3-D printing class in February at the Algonquin Area Public Library District unsure of whether he’d ever use the ski ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Property tax referendum key in Spring Grove Village Board race

    SPRING GROVE – A potential rise in property taxes is in the hands of Spring Grove voters, but candidates for the Village Board see the issue as a key ...
    March 24, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Crash is Germanwings' first fatal incident since 2002 start

    FRANKFURT, Germany — Germanwings, a low-cost unit of Lufthansa, had recorded no accidents involving passenger deaths until one of its planes crashed i ...
    March 24, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Germanwings plane crashes in French Alps, kills 150 passengers

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France – A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what c ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Timeline: Plane that crashed in French Alps never sent out distress signal

    5:25 p.m. (11:25 a.m. CT)A spokesman for the French Civil Aviation authority says the plane that cra ...
    March 24, 2015 - 12:01 pm
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