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  • Improvements planned for MCCD's Harrison Benwell parking lot, entrance

    WONDER LAKE – The parking lot and entrance to the McHenry County Conservation District’s first site will be getting an upgrade, district spokeswoman s ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Senators quiz military chiefs, criticize IS fight

    WASHINGTON – Facing blistering criticism from Republican senators, Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S. has only 60 trai ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • New charges in Charleston church shooting: Attempted murder

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • S.C. Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Senate gave its final approval Tuesday to removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, but across the h ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue

    VIENNA – Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks pushed past their second deadline in a week on Tuesday, raising new questions about the ability of worl ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Subway suspends ties with spokesman Fogle after raid at home

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics fro ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire trial again delayed

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire trial has again been delayed as the former suburban Chicago police officer seeks to enlist an expert witness ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Greece gets until Sunday for proposals to stave off collapse

    BRUSSELS – Frustrated and angered eurozone leaders gave Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a last-minute chance Tuesday to finally come up with a via ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Judge: Chicago jail's newspaper ban violates 1st Amendment

    CHICAGO – A federal judge in Chicago has ruled a long-standing ban on all newspapers at one of the nation's largest jails violates inmates' right to f ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Chicago group sues 3 suburbs over gun store regulations

    CHICAGO – Two mothers who lost sons to gun violence joined ministers and an activist group Tuesday in an unusual lawsuit against three Chicago suburbs ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Judicial circuit for Sangamon County applies for cameras

    SPRINGFIELD – A judicial circuit that includes Sangamon County has applied to take part in the Illinois Supreme Court’s pilot program for extended med ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • University of Illinois spends $843,000 for legal defense

    URBANA – The University of Illinois has spent more than $843,000 defending itself in a pair of lawsuits filed by a professor who was denied a job at t ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • LaHood wins Illinois GOP race to replace ex-US Rep. Schock

    SHERMAN – State Sen. Darin LaHood won the GOP nod in Tuesday’s primary to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, setting up the son of the forme ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Harvard man arrested after crashing into building

    HARVARD – A 25-year-old Harvard man faces drug and traffic charges after he crashed into a building in Harvard, police said Tuesday.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Stiemke: Is your agency prepared for disaster?

    Disaster can happen with little notice. Are you prepared? Is your nonprofit, church, synagogue or business ready?
    July 8, 2015 - 12:18 am
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