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  • Crystal Lake School District 47 school board OKs 4-year teachers union contract

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Teachers in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will receive 3.75 percent annual raises under a new four-year contract.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:32 am
  • Miller: Dems 'defensive,' 'joyless' in picking Madigan again

    If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan's re-election last week, it would be either ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Orlando gunman's widow pleads not guilty to aiding husband

    OAKLAND, Calif. – The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of aiding and abetting her husband's support of th ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Suspect in Florida officer's killing released from hospital

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Authorities asked the courts on Wednesday to deny bond for the suspect in last week's fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer as h ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

    HOUSTON – Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barb ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • 1st U.S. rules for pot in public fire up debate in Denver

    DENVER – Denver started work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the U.S. to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee sho ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Obama aims final White House address at Trump

    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • Trump's EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the pres ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • Chicago colleges to host 1st federal cybersecurity training

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the federal Department of Defense hope a new program will turn the city into a place where college students c ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • 2 people sent to hospital after McHenry rollover crash, fire official says

    McHENRY – Two people were sent to the hospital Tuesday morning after a car hit a utility pole and flipped on its roof, a fire official said.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:55 pm
  • American Airlines to sell restricted 'basic economy' ticket

    DALLAS – The evolution of a caste system in the economy cabin of jetliners is deepening, with passengers divided and treated differently based on how ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:36 pm
  • Obama defends decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term, argui ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:04 pm
  • Chicago mom charged after 5-year-old daughter shoots herself

    CHICAGO – Police say a 5-year-old Chicago girl is in serious condition after she shot herself in the abdomen with a handgun that she found in her moth ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Cary Public Works Department to close portion of First Street to complete water main repair

    CARY – A section of First Street in Cary will be closed Wednesday afternoon while the Cary Public Works Department works on a water main repair.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • Chicago area to see nine fewer mild summer days by end of century because of climate change, study finds

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind project ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:15 am
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