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  • Caregivers of aging parents in McHenry County feel stressors, seek more resources

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Bob Maronde reached a defining conclusion almost four years ago after a health scare hospitalized his dad for weeks.
    March 21, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • For liberal Israelis, Netanyahu’s win is a reality check

    TEL AVIV, Israel – Israeli liberals woke up after national elections with a demoralizing feeling: Most of the country, in a deep and possibly irrevers ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • U.S., Iran cite progress in nuke talks, although deal is unclear

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With 10 days to a nuclear deal deadline, top U.S and Iranian officials spoke Saturday of substantial headway, and Iran’s presi ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Glitch sends false notice to crime victims, triggers probe

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Routine computer maintenance caused a major technical glitch that sent out thousands of false reports, saying prison inmates had been ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Shiite rebels call for Yemen offensive; US troops evacuate

    ADEN, Yemen – Yemen's Shiite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle forces loyal to the country's embattled president, as U.S. troops were ev ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • GOP budgets rely on higher taxes to balance

    WASHINGTON – The new House and Senate Republican budgets make a big boast: They both balance the federal budget within 10 years, without raising taxes ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • U.S. veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

    IOTO, Japan – Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Satur ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Slain civil rights activist to receive posthumous degree

    DETROIT – For 24 years, a stone marker has stood along US 80 in Alabama near the spot where Viola Gregg Liuzzo was fatally shot by Klansmen while shut ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

    SAN FRANCISCO – Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bar ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

    LOS ANGELES – The police shooting in Georgia earlier this month of a naked, unarmed man with bipolar disorder spotlights the growing number of violent ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Afghan president to embark on landmark Washington visit

    KABUL, Afghanistan – As the Afghan president heads to the United States on his first trip to Washington as head of state, the landmark visit offers a ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Chicago school support worker charged with shooting girl

    CHICAGO – A man is accused of shooting and injuring a 17-year-old girl near a Chicago school where he’s in charge of monitoring the arrival and dismis ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Reward offered in fatal McLean County shooting of bald eagle

    BLOOMINGTON – Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for help finding the person who fatally shot a bald eagle.
    March 21, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Transit officials: Rauner budget cuts could mean fare hikes

    CHICAGO – Regional Transportation Authority officials are warning that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reduce state funding for public transit could l ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Car crashes into suburban Chicago home, destroys kitchen

    CHICAGO RIDGE – A car crashed into a home in a southwest Chicago suburb, ripping apart the kitchen but leaving the sleeping residents unharmed.
    March 21, 2015 - 10:59 pm
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