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  • Boston Marathon bomber says for 1st time he’s sorry

    BOSTON – Moments before a judge sentenced him to death, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke more than two years of silence Wednesday and ap ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • IRS does business with tax delinquents despite ban

    WASHINGTON – The IRS is doing business with tax delinquent contractors despite a federal law that bars the tax agency from awarding contracts to these ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • GOP-led Congress hands Obama big win on trade

    WASHINGTON – In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by P ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Anger, no surprise, as U.S. is accused of spying in France

    PARIS – Embarrassed by leaked conversations of three successive French presidents and angered by new evidence of uninhibited American spying, France d ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Illinois State Rep. Mike Tryon will not seek re-election in 2016

    Republican state Rep. Mike Tryon announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election next year, ending a 12-year run representing McHenry County in ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Aunt: Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston's daughter, in hospice care

    NEW YORK – Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to hospice care after months in the hospital.In a sta ...
    June 24, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Whiteside tornadoes separate from stronger Sublette, Harmon twisters, NWS says

    STERLING – In addition to two Lee County tornadoes – one in Sublette, and one in Harmon – Monday’s storm also produced two separate tornadoes that tou ...
    June 24, 2015 - 6:05 pm
  • Chicago-area veterans spend day in Fox River Grove out of VA hospitals (with video)

    FOX RIVER GROVE – U.S. Navy veteran David Anderson has had plenty of experiences on the water, but none quite like the one he had Wednesday.
    June 25, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Woodstock man faces theft, weapons charges in alleged drug debt dispute

    WOODSTOCK – A 29-year-old Woodstock man faces theft and other charges after a dispute over an alleged drug debt, police said.
    June 25, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Former Crystal Lake woman gets probation for 2nd animal cruelty conviction

    WOODSTOCK – A Mount Prospect woman convicted of starving horses in her care was sentenced Wednesday to probation and six months in jail.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Cary police looking for information after reported burglaries

    CARY – The Cary Police Department is seeking information after several reported burglaries this week, according to a department news release.
    June 25, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Marengo City Council settles debate over public works director oversight

    MARENGO – After eight weeks of debate stretching over four regular meetings, the Marengo City Council has decided not to change the oversight process ...
    June 26, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Harvard appoints consultant to create parks plan

    HARVARD – A long-term plan for Harvard’s park system will assess the condition of the parks, get community input and create a comprehensive plan to he ...
    June 24, 2015 - 3:32 pm
  • Thunderstorms to bring heavy rain, damaging winds to McHenry County

    A round of thunderstorms could pummel the McHenry County area tonight, National Weather Service meteorologists warned.
    June 24, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Algonquin to consider Mundelein firm for water, sewer rate study

    ALGONQUIN – The village is considering a Mundelein-based engineering firm to conduct a comprehensive water and sewer rate and fee study.
    June 26, 2015 - 12:15 am
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