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  • Correction

    In a story published on A1 of Saturday’s edition about the 50th anniversary of the Palm Sunday tornado, Ed Ozog’s name was misspelled.
    April 13, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Rauner resists extending medical marijuana program for now

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants the state's medical marijuana program to be thoroughly reviewed before a decision is made on whether to ext ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Ex-guards get lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootings

    WASHINGTON – Rejecting pleas for mercy, a federal judge on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and th ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

    PHOENIX – The nearly seven-year legal saga of Jodi Arias ended Monday as a judge sentenced her to life in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend and the ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Police search for ex-college student in campus shooting

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. – A 20-year-old former community college student fatally shot a campus print shop director who had recently fired him, just as his old ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Rubio tells supporters he is running for White House

    MIAMI – Sen. Marco Rubio entered the presidential race Monday by offering the nation a younger generation of leadership that breaks free of ideas “stu ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Final juror cuts continue in Colorado theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The months-long process of selecting a jury in the Colorado theater shooting case is nearing its end, the judge said as the pool o ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • 'Right to Try' measure raises issues of ethics, freedom

    SPRINGFIELD – Some doctors worry that an effort to grant terminally ill people more access to unproven drugs might offer them false hope or even be ha ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Kirkland officials encouraging monetary donations

    KIRKLAND – When Dawn Geist arrived Monday morning at the Kirkland Fire Department, she was overwhelmed by the generosity of the community and the volu ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • McHenry County holding off on traffic lights that read, react to real-time demand

    Officials in neighboring Lake County have started experimenting with “smart” traffic signals that react to traffic congestion in real time, but the em ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • McHenry County College President Vicky Smith to retire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College’s top executive is retiring at the end of the year. College Pr ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Iraq's premier says more support needed to 'finish' ISIS

    BAGHDAD – Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country needs greater support from the international coalition so it can "finish" the Islamic State gr ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Russia lifts ban on delivery of air defense missiles to Iran

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin on Monday sanctioned the delivery of a highly capable Russian air defense missile system to Iran, a game changer mov ...
    April 13, 2015 - 8:23 pm
  • McHenry County residents find debris from Rochelle tornado

    HEBRON – The loan billing statement was a little muddy, but Jennifer Kowal could make out a full name and address.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • MCC to host education seminar on health care reform

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Health care reform will be the focus of a free educational seminar Tuesday. The progr ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:23 pm
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