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  • Fire damages concrete forming plant in Gilberts

    GILBERTS – A fire that overtook an industrial building and kept firefighters out for nearly six hours Thursday in Gilberts remains under investigation ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Crystal Lake teen: Workout supplement caused false positive drug screen

    WOODSTOCK – A 19-year-old Crystal Lake woman was ordered to spend a weekend in jail after a drug screen turned up positive for cocaine.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois universities prep to counter Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts

    CHAMPAIGN — Faced with Gov. Bruce Rauner's surprise plan to cut their state funding by almost a third, Illinois' public universities are preparing to ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Election 2015: Early voting totals for Chicago mayor, aldermen could rival 2011

    CHICAGO — Early voting turnout in Chicago is on track to rival numbers from 2011.Chicago Board of El ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • 2 men linked to Algonquin heroin overdose death deny charges

    WOODSTOCK – Two men linked to a fatal heroin overdose both denied the allegations against them Friday morning in McHenry County court.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A longtime Crystal Lake South teacher was arrested this week and charged with soliciting sex during a prostitution sting in Rockford.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • McHenry boy's rare cancer stops mom's campaign, sparks community support

    McHENRY – McHenry residents will see Erin Harris’ name on the April 7 ballot, but she doesn’t want a single vote.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Caterpillar staying put in Peoria, expanding Illinois headquarters

    PEORIA — Caterpillar Inc. announced Friday that it is keeping its global headquarters in Peoria and expanding and overhauling its corporate campus in ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • 7 Chicago dogs safe after minivan stolen from pet day care

    CHICAGO— Seven dogs have been safely reunited with their owners after two men stole a minivan they were left in outside a pet day care in Chicago.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Antarctica: Mystery continent has scientists trying to unlock key to mankind's future

    DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica — Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids

    WASHINGTON — It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • Judge orders man accused of burning 85-year-old's woman, stealing bingo winnings held in hospital

    BELLEVILLE (AP) — A southern Illinois judge has ordered a suspect in the killing of an 85-year-old woman held in a state psychiatric hospital to see i ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • Deere profit drops, but tops Wall Street 1Q forecasts

    MOLINE — Deere's first-quarter profit declined, reflecting softer demand for agricultural machinery. Its performance topped analysts' expectations, bu ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:37 am
  • Students provide affordable massages

    Is a massage a luxury for the pampered? Or is it a necessary therapeutic treatment with lasting heath benefits? It can be both, as some say a ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Bruce Rauner's higher education cut larger than expected, would affect all aspects of NIU

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University officials are considering reducing staff, restructuring academic programs and pursuing more grants after Gov. Br ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:17 pm
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