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  • Family-centric McHenry Halloween festivities offers contests, games

    McHENRY – A dance contest, games, crafts and, of course, candy, will make up McHenry's annual Halloween Hoopla.
    NEW: Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Chicago police to check bags at CTA train stations

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officers will soon begin checking some passengers' bags for explosives as they enter train stations.
    NEW: Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Cary District 26 considers future of Maplewood in aftermath of Pedcor-backlash

    CARY – The prospect of presenting a high-density residential development at Maplewood School has District 26 officials a little gun shy.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Illinois lieutenant governor candidates Paul Vallas, Evelyn Sanguinetti on issues

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Key issues as seen by Illinois lieutenant governor candidates Paul Vallas of the Democratic Party and Evelyn Sanguinetti of the Rep ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Hatchet-wielding man attacks New York City police; department looking for motive

    NEW YORK — Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before t ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting in Ottawa

    OTTAWA, Ontario — Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

    LONDON — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experime ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Doctor is first Ebola case in New York City, 3 others quarantined

    NEW YORK — Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze i ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • Dallas nurse free of Ebola, federal officials say

    WASHINGTON — The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • A new breed of replacement windows

    Gone are the days when your only option for windows for your home was a single-pane double-hung with ropes and weights.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Illinois man charged with dumping body in St. Louis alley

    EDWARDSVILLE — A 34-year-old Cottage Hills man is charged with a felony after authorities say he dumped a man's body in a St. Louis alley.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Man, 2-year-old boy, dog killed by truck in Bloomington

    BLOOMINGTON — A man and his 2-year-old nephew have been struck and killed by a pick-up truck while walking near their home in Bloomington.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • South Dakota man sentenced for pushing Chicago woman out window

    CHICAGO (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for pushing a woman out of a third-story window in Chicago and killing her.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Coroner: Rantoul plant worker dies after fall at BRG Sports

    RANTOUL (AP) — Authorities in central Illinois say a man has died after a 30-40 foot fall at a sports equipment plant in Rantoul.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • Off-duty Chicago police officer shot, wounded

    CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police has been shot and wounded.A Police Department news release says ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:12 am
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