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  • McHenry County College approves faculty contract

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After 19 months of negotiations and a strike threat, the McHenry County College Board of Trustees approved a new three-year deal with t ...
    NEW: April 24, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Marengo police warn of phone scam

    MARENGO –The Marengo Police Department is alerting area residents to a possible telephone scam.Duri ...
    April 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

    WASHINGTON – The federal government’s move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.Most ...
    April 24, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • Proposal: Pay for priority on Internet

    LOS ANGELES – The nation’s top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane for movies, music and other services to get to pe ...
    April 24, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • New director starts at Marengo-Union Library

    MARENGO – Still readjusting to the cooler weather, Kevin Drinka recently began his new position as Marengo-Union Library director after moving from Ar ...
    April 24, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Hagel says Russian military exercises up tensions

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Russian military exercises on its border with Ukraine increase tensions and run counter to a dip ...
    April 24, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • McHenry East grad heads to Oman to study Arabic

    McHENRY – Bridget Hansen is trying not to have any expectations about her upcoming two months in Oman because then "everything will be surprising and ...
    April 24, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they've been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs ...
    April 24, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy condemned for racist remarks

    LAS VEGAS – A Nevada rancher who has become a conservative folk hero for resisting the federal government's attempts to round up his cattle faced shar ...
    April 24, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Colorado lawmakers plan to boost marijuana profits

    DENVER (AP) — The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational ma ...
    April 24, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Round Lake Beach man found not guilty but insane in murder case

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge found that a Round Lake Beach man was insane when he crossed into oncoming traffic and drove head on into a vehicle ...
    April 24, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Ex-Marine sentenced to die in sailor's slaying

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal jury has sentenced an ex-Marine to death for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, one among a series of violent ...
    April 24, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Chicago to name high school after President Obama

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago plans to name a high school after him.Ma ...
    April 24, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • 9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam

    NEW YORK (AP) — A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, cl ...
    April 24, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

    CHICAGO (AP) — An American pediatrician killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire Thursday at a Kabul hospital was dedicated to helping poor ch ...
    April 24, 2014 - 2:43 pm
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