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  • McHenry County township consolidation: Lots of talk, little consensus on task force

    WOODSTOCK – A task force convened to examine halving the number of McHenry County townships through consolidation could agree only on merging a few of ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Former Hebron police sergeant found guilty on weapons charge

    WOODSTOCK – In rendering guilty verdicts for a former Hebron police sergeant, a McHenry County judge called the small police department's leadership " ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Marengo best town to raise a family in locally in niche.com Illinois ranking

    MARENGO –As a third-generation Marengo resident, Mayor Don Lockhart wasn’t surprised to learn Marengo had been named one of the best towns in Illinoi ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Supreme Court Justice Kennedy's words on marriage from right to marry ruling showing up at weddings

    WASHINGTON — Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding wh ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Flying cars, driverless vehicles, parking apps: Tech startups want to change way you drive

    SAN FRANCISCO — A veteran computer scientist hates sitting in his car at stop lights, so he creates software that makes the experience less annoying. ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Girl suicide bomber kills 5, injures 41 in northeast Nigeria bus station bombing

    DAMATURU, Nigeria — Two suicide bombers carried out separate attacks Tuesday that killed five people in Damaturu, a town in northeastern Nigeria, poli ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • 'Mimi' the giraffe dies at Niabi Zoo in western Illinois

    COAL VALLEY — Officials at a western Illinois zoo say a 12-year-old female giraffe has died.Niabi Zo ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Rahm Emanuel: Proposed Lucas museum designs are changing in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says design plans of a museum proposed on Chicago's lakefront by movie producer George Lucas are being updated.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • French-American who would 'give anything' is new train attack hero

    PARIS — Mark Moogalian and his wife were seated facing each other on the high-speed train when he suddenly told her, "Get out, this is serious." Then, ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Aug. 25; Chinese stocks fall for 4th day

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 6:21 am
  • IS destruction of ancient Syrian temple erases rich history

    BEIRUT – The destruction of the nearly 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin by Islamic State militants erased a symbol of the once rich religious life ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides

    TORONTO – The hacking of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian p ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Blagojevich resentencing can proceed after stay refused

    CHICAGO – A federal court has denied a request by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to delay his resentencing while he asks the U.S. Supreme Cour ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Chicago’s Archbishop Cupich dons pallium at Holy Name

    CHICAGO – Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich has officially received the woolen vestment that popes present to archbishops.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • OT for work on phones? Judge to decide in Chicago case

    CHICAGO – A federal judge is deciding whether Chicago police officers are entitled to overtime pay for fielding work-related calls and emails on their ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:10 am
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