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  • DCFS head says he accepts findings in critical report

    CHICAGO – The acting director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says he accepts the findings and recommendations of a new rep ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Judge says 2014 Chicago pension overhaul unconstitutional

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge on Friday threw out a 2014 law aimed at reducing multibillion-dollar shortfalls in two Chicago pension funds, a decision ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Report: Rauner campaign used gift cards to help get out vote

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign handed out thousands of dollars in gift cards to people who helped get supporters to the polls during the Novem ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • 2 boys, 1 woman sent to hospital after boat incident on Fox River in Cary

    CARY – Two children and one woman were taken to the hospital Friday after a boat incident on the Fox River, said McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Aimee ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • VIDEOS: Algonquin Founders' Days Cardboard Boat Regatta

    ALGONQUIN — The Founders' Days Cardboard Boat Regatta returned to Riverfront Park on Thursday. Each ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Louisiana theater shooting: Gunman's family called him mentally ill, violent

    LAFAYETTE, La. — The man who killed two people and wounded nine others at a "Trainwreck" showing was so mentally ill and violent that years ago, his w ...
    July 24, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Senate GOP setting up 'Obamacare' vote on highway bill

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republican leaders will use a must-pass highway bill to start another fight over the president's health care law.
    July 24, 2015 - 8:59 am
  • Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

    NEW YORK – Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about ...
    July 24, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • 10 Things to Know for July 24; Authorities point to evidence of Sandra Bland suicide

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    July 24, 2015 - 6:10 am
  • Crystal Lake mulls liquor licenses for movie theaters, nail salons

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A dark movie theater is a tough place to enforce liquor laws, Crystal Lake’s mayor said.
    July 24, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Woodstock Water Works duck race to benefit JourneyCare Foundation

    WOODSTOCK – Rubber ducks will race down a slide at Woodstock Water Works on Saturday at the duck race and pool party to benefit JourneyCare Foundation ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • MCCD offering solar cooking class in Ringwood, Woodstock insect program

    WOODSTOCK – The sun will be used to make some snacks at a McHenry County Conservation District program this month. All programs require advance regist ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Woodstock City Council OKs contract for Emricson Park ball field improvements

    WOODSTOCK – When Field A at Emricson Park is finished in late September, it will be “in essence, brand new,” City Manager Roscoe Stelford said at the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • McHenry County College adds employer-requested programs to offerings

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Sixteen workers are lined up to enter McHenry County College’s brand-new industrial maintenance technician certification program this f ...
    July 24, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • McHenry County Board OKs 4-year deal with sheriff’s deputies’ union

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved a four-year labor contract with sheriff’s deputies, but not before opponents lectured the majority on th ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm
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