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  • Illinois will be first state to lock painkiller pill bottles

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois will be the first state in the country to test out a pilot program that will put locking devices on some prescription painkille ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

    LOS ANGELES – Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall sco ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

    WASHINGTON – With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global acti ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

    DALLAS – Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master’s degree at Texas’ Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a n ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Lebanese stage largest protests yet sparked by trash crisis

    BEIRUT – Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting “revolution, ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Turkish jets join U.S.-led coalition in airstrikes against IS

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syr ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

    CAIRO – An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Dominica digs out from storm damage that killed at least 20

    ROSEAU, Dominica – Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

    BANGKOK – Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks o ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • McHenry County school districts tweak teacher training

    CRYSTAL LAKE – School started a little early across McHenry County for many new teachers, both just out of school and new hires from other districts.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Dog-focused Bark-a-Paw-Looza in Woodstock's Park in the Square fundraiser Sunday

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock resident Jennifer Schneider and her family have fostered and found a home for 19 dogs.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Historian to discuss Chicago mob at McHenry County College

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will host Barry Bradford, nationally recognized speaker and award-winning historian, who will present “Capone an ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Fox River Grove District 3 recognized for environmentally friendly efforts

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Fox River Grove School District 3 recently has received recognition for efforts to create a more environmentally friendly community.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Algonquin considering sharing water systems with Carpentersville

    ALGONQUIN – Algonquin is considering an intergovernmental agreement that would allow connections from its water system to that of Carpentersville.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Woods Creek Tavern to open in former Lake in the Hills Applebee's location

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills residents will have a brand new option for American comfort food come Monday.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:23 am
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