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  • Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cab ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • U.S. sees opportunity in Iran's pullback in Iraq

    WASHINGTON – The United States persuaded Iraq to sideline Iranian-backed Shiite militias as a condition to American airstrikes in the strategic city o ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels

    SANAA, Yemen – The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, w ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • State audit flags NIU for reimbursing $32K to employee for travel from home to work

    DeKALB – A state audit released Thursday found Northern Illinois University failed to comply with internal control guidelines and improperly reimburse ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Lake in the Hills OKs turning over airport hazard zoning duties to the state

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Village Board on Thursday passed a motion that will allow village staff to begin a process to turn airport hazard zoning dutie ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Marengo's new wastewater plant to open after numerous setbacks

    MARENGO – City officials expect to start a modernized wastewater treatment plant by next week, putting to a rest a $12 million project in Marengo that ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Judge sides with taxpayers in Crystal Lake tax levy dispute

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sided with about four dozen Crystal Lake businesses and property owners challenging the validity of property taxes ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Census: McHenry County's population drops again in 2014, only collar county to lose residents

    McHenry County’s population had a fourth straight year of decline last year, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau figures.
    March 26, 2015 - 7:40 pm
  • Senate passes bill filed after Crystal Lake South bleacher lawsuit

    SPRINGFIELD – A bill filed in response to the lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher expansion unanimously passed the Illinois Senat ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • McHenry funeral home owner: Illinois funding cut for burials for poor could be devastating

    McHENRY – The State of Illinois plans to cut funding a program that helps pay for funeral and burial costs for the poor, sparking concern among some f ...
    March 26, 2015 - 7:19 pm
  • Bull Valley police: On way home from jail, woman jumps out of vehicle going 50 mph

    BULL VALLEY – The Bull Valley Police Department says a recently arrested woman on her way home from the McHenry County Jail jumped out of a moving veh ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • McHenry County court officials watching bill to hold off court reporter layoffs

    WOODSTOCK – Local court officials are closely watching a bill that would restore state funding for court reporters and stave off impending layoffs.
    March 26, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Snowplow payment dispute results in Lake in the Hills protest (with video)

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – About 25 snowplow drivers took to Pyott Road on Thursday to protest a Lake in the Hills businessman they contend failed to pay the ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Virginia Road reopens in Crystal Lake after gas main leak

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Traffic could not access Virginia Road from Rakow Road to Pyott Road for about six hours Thursday after the stretch of road was closed ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:13 am
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