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  • House completes Obama's trade items as Pacific pact looms

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-led Congress rounded out President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Watchdog blames IRS incompetence for lost tea party emails

    WASHINGTON – Investigators are blaming two IRS workers at a computer center in West Virginia for erasing thousands of emails related to the tax agency ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • McDonald's: Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Hundreds attend 1st funerals for church shooting victims

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – A choir and band launched into one of Ethel Lance's favorite gospel tunes and roused hundreds of mourners from their seats Th ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Illinois residents to keep insurance subsidies after ruling

    CHICAGO – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul allows thousands of I ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Inmates file suit against Illinois Department of Corrections

    CHICAGO – A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Chicago federal court on behalf of three inmates accuses the Illinois Department of Corrections of routinely us ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Sentencing delayed for daughter of Obama’s ex-minister

    SPRINGFIELD – Sentencing has been postponed for the daughter of President Barack Obama’s former minister for her role in a state-grant fraud scheme.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Flood warnings affect Illinois as more rain crosses state

    PEORIA – The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for several rivers in Illinois as a large rain storm moves across the middle of the st ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • New Chicago aviation chief warns O’Hare falling behind

    CHICAGO – O’Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum ter ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooter gets 135 years for shooting McHenry County deputies

    WOODSTOCK – The Holiday Hills shooter convicted of ambushing sheriff’s deputies who responded to his home in the middle of the night will spend the re ...
    June 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Snakes, fish focus of MCCD programs in Marengo, Crystal Lake, Cary

    WOODSTOCK – Children will get to see and learn about snakes and fish in a handful of upcoming programs.
    June 25, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Woodstock-based Wondertucky's corn whiskey hits retail shelves Friday

    WOODSTOCK –A local craft distillery’s corn whiskey arrives on retailers’ shelves for the first time Friday.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Online Education: The Growing Trend in Virtual Classrooms

    Busy lives, non traditional work schedules, kids and even second jobs can put a huge constraint on those wishing to attend college during the day. For ...
    June 25, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Crystal Lake City Council takes a look at private roads

    CRYSTAL LAKE – William Halter has been looking for a solution to his subdivision's roads for seven years now.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Supreme Court health care subsidies ruling relieves consumers; GOP states remain critical

    MIAMI — Thursday's Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh ...
    June 25, 2015 - 2:02 pm
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