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  • Oakwood Hills power plant opposition group donates remaining $10,000

    OAKWOOD HILLS – When developers pulled a $450 million power plant proposal for Oakwood Hills in September, the grassroots organization that fought for ...
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • McHenry County seeking bids for land for salt dome

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County is looking to buy land for a new and larger road salt dome, but no takers have yet materialized.
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Harvard starts work to create new comprehensive plan

    HARVARD – On Thursday, Harvard residents can contribute their own ideas to the city's long-term goals, as officials start updating a comprehensive pla ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Algonquin, Woodstock denounce Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts

    Fearing drastic cutbacks to police, public works and other core governmental services, officials from two area communities this week formally denounce ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Suburban Chicago girl, 15, gets juvenile prison in half-sister's death

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl has been sentenced to juvenile prison for the fatal stabbing of her younger half-sister in J ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Wauconda District 118 suing Lakemoor over TIF district (with document)

    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 ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:17 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 ...
    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 ...
    March 4, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Justice Dept. clears Darren Wilson in Michael Brown case, Ferguson police force criticized

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • 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
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