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  • Election 2015: McHenry County-area candidates turn in paperwork in first day of filing

    Monday marked the first day most candidates could file for the spring municipal elections. Most vill ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

    WASHINGTON – Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Stronger start for Obama’s health law this year

    WASHINGTON – Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law is off to a stronger start this year. But it’s not perfect, and Americans rem ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • U.S. Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying

    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect ackn ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Report: Overcrowding after Dwight prison closing

    SPRINGFIELD – Moving about 1,000 female inmates from a closed prison in Dwight to another in Logan County has exacerbated overcrowding and not generat ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Police altering tactics after killings, protests

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – With tensions running high over the killings of blacks by police, departments around the country are changing policies and procedures ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Election 2015: McHenry County-area municipal election candidate filings

    These are the candidates who have filed to run for the various village president, mayoral, trustee, council and school board positions in the McHenry ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:25 pm
  • Two Crystal Lake residents charged with possessing more than 900 grams of cocaine

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Crystal Lake residents are being held in McHenry County Jail on felony drug charges, including having more than 900 grams of cocain ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • School District 47 Board unanimously approves tax levy increase

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With the possibilities of pension costs being shifted onto local school districts and the education funding formula being reworked, the ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Fox River Grove District 3 adopts its annual levy

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The School District 3 Board on Monday approved a $5.389 million levy request.Howev ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Spain designates Woodstock school as 'International Spanish Academy'

    WOODSTOCK – On Tuesday, officials from Spain will recognize a School District 200 elementary for showing excellence in language education.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Crystal Lake group looks for volunteers for aid trip

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal-Lake based volunteer group is planning a two-day trip to Marseilles to help with continuing repair efforts on homes damaged i ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Cary Trustee Bruce Kaplan won't run for re-election

    CARY – A village trustee who ran for village president in 2013, and lost, will not be running for re-election to the village board, according to a new ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Can identifying mental illness stop terrorism attacks?

    LONDON — A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:58 pm
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