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  • Pope’s role in deal fractures Cuban-American flock

    MIAMI – The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Flo ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Police say DNA links man to 1994 Chicago slaying

    CHICAGO – Cold case detectives in Chicago have used DNA evidence to identify and arrest a suspect in a 20-year-old murder case.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • New York cop killer had long criminal history

    NEW YORK – The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and th ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Ill. Treasurer gave raises to dozens

    SPRINGFIELD – Outgoing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford gave pay raises to dozens of employees – with increases ranging from 8 to 36 percent – over t ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • McHenry County car dealers point to low gas prices, loan rates, technology for sales bump

    Low gas prices, low interest rates and vehicles with smarter technology have meant good news for the auto industry and could be driving sales of SUVs, ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Snow expected for Christmas Eve in McHenry County, meteorologists say

    It seems McHenry County residents can expect some snow Christmas Eve, but meteorologists are still uncertain as to how much will come down.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Police looking for SUV after Lake in the Hills hit-and-run crash, police say

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Police Department is looking for a large SUV after a reported hit-and-run crash involving three vehicles Sun ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted by a McHenry County grand jury, according to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. The charges are allegati ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • New District 47 classes aim to expose kids to science, tech fields

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Clare Ryan and Emily Pikula were trying to make a bead. The Richard Bernotas Middle S ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Marengo Fire Rescue expands facilities, buys former auto shop in Union

    UNION – A former auto repair shop in Union will soon help Marengo Fire Rescue respond quicker to ambulance calls in the area, the fire chief said.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Burying the dead after Pakistan’s school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – One of the gravediggers at Peshawar’s largest graveyard has a rule: He never cries when he buries the dead. He’s a professional, ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

    SAN DIEGO – Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.The search fo ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • 5 things to know about year-end tax breaks

    WASHINGTON – In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individ ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

    NEW YORK – A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushe ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

    NEW YORK – Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statisti ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
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