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  • Wauconda District 118 suing Lakemoor over TIF district

    LAKEMOOR – It took more than a year for Lakemoor village officials to plan and approve a tax increment finance district at Route 120 and Route 12 but ...
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • African Children's Choir to perform at Crystal Lake church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The internationally acclaimed African Children's Choir will be performing at a Crystal Lake Church as part of its ongoing efforts to ra ...
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Police asking for help finding missing Crystal Lake Central student, 18

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department is still asking for the public's help in finding Adrian Salazar, the 18-year-old who has not been ho ...
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Justice Dept. clears Darren Wilson in Michael Brown case, Ferguson police force criticized

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says it won't prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarme ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 1,600

    SPRINGFIELD — The number of Illinois patients getting state approval to use medical marijuana continues to climb.
    March 4, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • From Pizza Hut, electric bicycles to Star Trek 'tricorder,' anti-tagging glasses gadget fair has it all

    BARCELONA, Spain — The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mo ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Coal mine blast in Donetsk, Ukraine kills at least 10 workers

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least 10 workers, ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • How far is Iran from being nuclear threat? U.S., others differ on timetable

    MONTREUX, Switzerland — One burning question in the global effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is this: How long would it take for th ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • Boston Marathon bombing trial: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he committed crime

    BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committ ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • World Health Organization: We're eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

    LONDON — Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Bloomington woman gets 18 years in mutilation of man's body that was burned, dumped in river

    EUREKA (AP) — A 25-year-old Bloomington woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for concealing a homicide and mutilating a body.
    March 4, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Crystal Lake community garden plots now available

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Community garden plots at Hill Farm Acres will be available on a first-come, first serve basis to Crystal Lake Park District residents ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District extends tot open gym dates

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The drop-in open gym for tots ages 1 to 3 will continue through March.The program is ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • 1 transported after crash near Algonquin and Randall roads (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – One female patient was transported to an area hospital Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Algonquin Road, fire officials said.
    March 4, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trap ...
    March 4, 2015 - 7:08 am
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