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  • Flee or return: In Iraq, Ramadi residents face a tough choice

    ON THE BZEBIZ BRIDGE, Iraq – In the two weeks since militants from the Islamic State group overran central Ramadi, thousands of people have streamed o ...
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 8:12 pm
  • Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser, ans ...
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 8:10 pm
  • Labor union: McHenry County Board violated Open Meetings Act in Rauner meeting

    WOODSTOCK – A local labor union says McHenry County Board members violated the Open Meetings Act when they met privately with the governor, then later ...
    April 21, 2015 - 7:18 pm
  • Rauner budget chief sorry for 'miscommunications' on social service cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget chief apologized to a House oversight panel Tuesday for the confusion caused by the suspension of $26 million ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • DEA chief Michele Leonhart to retire amid pressure over agents' sex scandal

    WASHINGTON – The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday that she plans to retire after three decades with the agency, an a ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • McHenry County nonprofit aims to raise money for area mental health groups

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Like many of the participants in the McHenry County Adult Program, Scot Maier spends most of his time in a wheelchair.
    April 21, 2015 - 6:35 pm
  • McHenry woman accidentally shoots herself at Crystal Lake gun range

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A 55-year-old McHenry woman was taken to an area hospital Monday after accidentally shooting her own leg, police said.
    April 21, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • Jury in Boston Marathon bombing trial sees photo of defiant Tsarnaev

    BOSTON – First, the jury was shown large, vibrant pictures of the four people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Then prosecutor ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:24 pm
  • Illinois transportation officials to talk roads in tour

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois transportation officials are making stops in multiple communities in coming weeks to talk about the condition of the state's ro ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Study: Exelon subsidy would cost $1.6 billion over 5 years

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan to financially reward Exelon Corp. for producing no-carbon energy and potentially save three Illinois nuclear plants from closure ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:16 pm
  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch heads for vote after 5 months

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vot ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • McHenry County parents: Share your ideas about 'free-range' kids movement

    McHenry County parents: We’re planning a story for the weekend that looks into the “free-range” kids movement, which encourages childhood independence ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • Urban Land Institute presents findings Wednesday on Old Courthouse in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – A panel of real estate experts with the Urban Land Institute will present their findings and recommendations on Woodstock's Old Courthouse ...
    April 21, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • McHenry-based Diaper Bank looking for warehouse, office space

    McHENRY – The Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois is looking for a new home, but finding a place is proving difficult for the nonprofit organization beca ...
    April 21, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Andy Glab wins McHenry alderman re-election by one late-arriving vote

    McHENRY – One final vote has been tallied in the tied race for one of McHenry's wards, giving incumbent Alderman Andy Glab another four years on the c ...
    April 21, 2015 - 3:46 pm
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