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  • Japan agonizes over ways to free Islamic State hostages

    TOKYO (AP) — Lacking strong clout and diplomatic reach in the Middle East, Japan scrambled Thursday for ways to secure the release of two hostages hel ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:23 am
  • Indonesian divers recover 6 more bodies from AirAsia crash

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian divers retrieved Thursday six more bodies from waters around the sunken fuselage of the AirAsia jetliner th ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:21 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Jan. 22; Shiite rebels reach deal with Yemen

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 7:23 am
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 to issue remaining $10 million in bonds

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Science lab renovations, asbestos abatement and new special education accommodations are being lined up for this summer.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Lew slams door on efforts to lower top individual tax rate

    WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew dismissed efforts in Congress to overhaul the nation's tax laws by lowering the top income tax rate paid by ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Lawyers contesting Illinois pension reform law seek extension

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers contesting the Illinois law that overhauls a state pension program that is $111 billion in debt are asking the state Supreme Cou ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • State senator revamping Illinois school funding overhaul

    SPRINGFIELD – The Democrat sponsoring a contentious plan to overhaul the state's nearly 20-year-old school funding formula said he's altering the bill ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 47 raises fees for second year in a row

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The registration fees District 47 parents pay are set to climb nearly 17 percent next school year.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • 8 people charged in $600K McHenry tax prep fraud scheme

    Eight people, including the owner of a McHenry-based tax preparation business, face federal charges in relation to a $600,000 tax fraud scheme, accord ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • McHenry County private schools selectively adopting Common Core standards

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Using new math textbooks aligned to Common Core standards, Ed Bower sometimes finds himself dropping the text and teaching students in ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Expanded MCRide bus service could begin in McHenry County by early March

    WOODSTOCK – An expanded bus service that could take residents to nine different cities and villages within McHenry County should begin in early March, ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Truck catches fire in Lake in the Hills at auto shop

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A pickup truck is now a total loss after it caught fire Wednesday. The Algonquin ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • McHenry County Board extends lobbyist contract

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board again extended its contract with its Washington, D.C., lobbying firm over the objections of a minority questionin ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Algonquin Village Board OKs senior development

    ALGONQUIN – A $38 million senior development will be able to move forward. Village Board members gav ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Former Huntley trustee withdraws from Village Board race

    HUNTLEY – A crowded field for Huntley Village Board became less competitive this week after a former trustee withdrew from the race.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:29 am
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