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  • ChatterGirls program in Crystal Lake aims to raise self-esteem among young girls

    She started it for her granddaughter. She started it for her daughter. She started it for herself.Al ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed

    BAGHDAD – He was the last member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the “king of clubs” ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Fairdale residents cope in tornado’s aftermath

    FAIRDALE – Dewey Barnes used to step outside his West Street home in the morning and be greeted by the sights and sounds of his close-knit Fairdale co ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

    CHICAGO – Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex ab ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

    ATLANTA – Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to suspend $26 million in social service ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

    BOSTON – The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

    NEW YORK – Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies ...
    April 17, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • Family sues driver in alleged DUI death of McHenry 17-year-old

    WOODSTOCK – The surviving family members of a 17-year-old killed by an alleged drunken driver has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
    April 17, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • MCC seeks literacy, math tutors for adult students

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is looking for people to tutor adult students in reading, math or English as a second language.
    April 17, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • State restores funding for select McHenry County area school districts

    ALGONQUIN – Algonquin-based District 300 will receive just shy of $700,000 of the $97 million in education funding being restored statewide.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

    LOS ANGELES – California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Obama calls delay of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch 'crazy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Chicago schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett requests temporary leave amid probe

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett requested a leave of absence Friday amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:17 pm
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