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  • University of Illinois hikes aid, drops scores for in-state students

    CHAMPAIGN – After years of pursuing higher-paying international students and watching in-state enrollment fall, the University of Illinois’ flagship c ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Emanuel meeting ministers to discuss police shooting video

    CHICAGO – Amid concerns about possible unrest, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel invited ministers and community activists to City Hall on Monday to discuss ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • $160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry

    A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world’s biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over “i ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Democratic state Sen. Biss won't run for comptroller in 2016

    CHICAGO – Illinois state Sen. Daniel Biss said he won’t seek the Democratic nomination for state comptroller in 2016.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • 2 men charged with murder in killing of pastor's wife

    INDIANAPOLIS – Authorities charged two young men with murder on Monday in the fatal shooting of a pastor's pregnant wife during a home invasion that h ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Police hunt suspects in mass shooting in New Orleans park

    NEW ORLEANS – Police on Monday sought to determine what touched off a wild shootout in a crowd of hundreds of people at a New Orleans playground, wher ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • McHenry County restoration projects planned for day after Thanksgiving

    WOODSTOCK – Thanksgiving dinners can be worked off restoring three natural areas in McHenry County.M ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect

    PARIS – A street cleaner on Monday found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks near the place where a fugitive suspect’s cellph ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Planned Parenthood sues Texas over blocked Medicaid dollars

    AUSTIN, Texas – Planned Parenthood sued again Monday over efforts by Republican governors to block Medicaid funding to the nation's largest abortion p ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • O'Hare is top offender in increased ground delays at U.S. airports

    NEW YORK – On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passen ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • East Algonquin Starbucks gets liquor license; evening menu rollout continues

    ALGONQUIN — The Village Board approved a Class F liquor license for the Starbucks Coffee at 1532 E. Algonquin Road, continuing the chain's rollout of ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Avoid Route 176 as Crystal Lake crews repair water main break Tuesday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Repairs to a water main will divert traffic Tuesday on Route 176. Crews will repair ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • Lowest gas prices since 2009, rain await McHenry County Thanksgiving travelers

    Local residents taking holiday trips will find plummeting gas prices and soggy conditions during what experts predict will be the busiest Thanksgiving ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Lake in the Hills park dept. to offer child care over Thanksgiving break

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Parents looking for a place to send their kids over Thanksgiving break after another option.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Home sales in McHenry County increase for October

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The number of homes sold in McHenry County last month increased 11.6 percent from the same time a year ago, even as the local retail es ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:38 am
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