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  • Illinois' GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' Republican governor and the state's largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Warning of funnel clouds expires

    A hazardous weather outlook warning of the possibility of thunderstorms, gusty winds and heavy downpours continues for the area despite a notice warni ...
    June 29, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • Carpentersville man charged with armed robbery of liquor store

    CARPENTERSVILLE –A 28-year-old Carpentersville man has been charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Carpentersville liquor store, police sa ...
    June 29, 2015 - 6:45 pm
  • Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

    Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many peop ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • 'Mind-blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state

    WENATCHEE, Wash. – From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

    WASHINGTON – Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • Emanuel rejects Rauner's plan to advance $450M to Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rejecting Gov. Bruce Rauner's offer to advance $450 million in state funds to help Chicago Public Schools make a $634 ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:15 pm
  • New York prison escape: Dangerous men, careful plans and careless guards

    NEW YORK – It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behin ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • Planning agency to give Fox River Corridor Plan update during Green Drinks meeting

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An associate planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will attend an upcoming Green Drinks McHenry County meetin ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Route 14 work to close one MCC entrance

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Construction on Route 14 will close one of the entrances to McHenry County College starting July 6.
    June 29, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Illinois agencies asked to explain operations without budget

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has invited 15 state agencies to report on how they intend to carry out operations if there's no state budget in plac ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Teacher in Martinsville, Ill., fired for stepping on American flag

    MARTINSVILLE – An eastern Illinois teacher has been fired for stepping on a small U.S. flag during a lesson last month.
    June 29, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Chicago's archbishop calls for compassion toward gay people

    CHICAGO – Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago is calling on Roman Catholics to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court's de ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest

    ST. LOUIS – A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, adding to concern that already-serious flooding won't go away an ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Summer Photo Contest: Where's Herald?

    “Herald” the Northwest Herald pup is ready for summer vacation. He loves to travel, but is looking for a friend to take him on adventures this year. ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:32 pm
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