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  • Planned Parenthood: Long a lightning rod in U.S. culture wars

    NEW YORK – As a leading defender of abortion rights and comprehensive sex education, Planned Parenthood deals daily with some of America’s most conten ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • Grant supports Alzheimer's research by Peoria professor

    PEORIA – A medical school professor in Peoria will continue his research into Alzheimer’s Disease thanks to a $440,000 grant from the National Institu ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • Mrs. Claus to read to kids at Colonel Palmer House program in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kids can enjoy milk and cookies while they listen to Mrs. Claus read classic Christmas bedtime stories at an upcoming event at the Colo ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:50 am
  • Task force looks to shrink Illinois government

    CHICAGO – On the campaign trail and in his first weeks in office, Gov. Bruce Rauner pledged to save taxpayers money by eliminating some of Illinois’ n ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • On the Record with: McHenry County's Director of Specialty Courts Jason Sterwerf

    WOODSTOCK – In the Sterwerf household, the family has a phrase to describe its Brady Bunch-like brood.
    UPDATED: Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Countries, investors pledge billions for clean energy tech

    Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change neg ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • McHenry teen cuts added sugars from diet for a year

    For one year, 17-year-old Kayla Janz cut added sugars from her diet and saw significant health improvements.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Cary School District 26 to offer dual language in kindergarten next year

    CARY – Starting next year, incoming kindergartners in Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 will have the option to enroll in a class meant t ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • After victory, La. governor-elect starts piecing together transition

    NEW ORLEANS – Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor’s race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transit ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Landslide near mine in Myanmar kills about 100

    YANGON, Myanmar – A landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed about 100 people, most of them villagers digging for green stones in a mount ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Belgium police arrest 16, Paris fugitive still at large

    BRUSSELS – Belgian prosecutors announced early Monday that police had detained 16 people in 22 raids but that Paris fugitive Salah Abdeslam was not am ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Volunteers needed for Special Olympics Alpine Ski Team

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For six weeks this winter, the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association needs volunteer coaches for its Special Olympics Alpine ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • On the Record With: 2015 Tuberculosis Service Award-winner Karen Stephenson

    WOODSTOCK – Karen Stephenson was ready when she encountered her first case of extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • McHenry County College approves flat tax levy

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A majority of the McHenry County College Board of Trustees voted in favor of a flat property tax levy despite one trustee’s urging to o ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • MCCD to return grant dollars after trail project put on hold

    HARVARD – More than a decade ago, the McHenry County Conservation District received a state grant to build a trail from Harvard to the Boone County li ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:14 am
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