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  • Romney’s exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

    DES MOINES, Iowa– Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    NEW YORK – Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.The govern ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that

    WASHINGTON – Whose Internet is it anyway?Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commiss ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Chicago mayor wages lively campaign with no big challengers

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't face any big-name challengers in his push for a second term, but the former White House chief of staff is ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

    ROSWELL, Ga. – The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hosp ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Southern Illinois cross drew nearly 10,000 visitors in 2014

    EFFINGHAM – Officials say a nearly 200-foot tall cross in Southern Illinois recorded close to 10,000 visitors last year.
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Women are minority in McHenry County municipal bodies; local, state officials weigh in

    Before being urged and recruited to run for public office, McHenry Mayor Susan Low said it never crossed her mind that she might end up at the head of ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    WASHINGTON – After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that ne ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Uncertainty over polluted area puts Marengo well project, annexations on hold

    MARENGO – The uncertain direction of a pollution plume near Marengo’s border is disrupting a city plan years in the making to expand its western bound ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Firefighters respond to fire at Island Lake house

    ISLAND LAKE – The sparks could be seen over the roof of the one-story house on Lakeview Drive Saturday evening as firefighters responded to the fire.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • UPDATED: McHenry County under winter storm warning starting tonight

    The National Weather Service has issued an updated winter storm warning for much of the upper Midwest including McHenry and surrounding counties.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Winter storm warning starts tonight including McHenry County

    CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is headed to the Midwest and could drop up to a foot of snow on parts of Illin ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Ala judges weighing whether to perform same-sex weddings

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Fred Hamic is a marrying judge: He's performed about 1,000 weddings during seven years as Geneva County's probate judge and co ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soi ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-m ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:01 am
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