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  • UPDATED: McHenry County under winter storm warning starting tonight

    The National Weather Service has issued an updated winter storm warning for much of the upper Midwest including McHenry and surrounding counties.
    UPDATED: Jan. 31, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Chicago mayor wages lively campaign with no big challengers

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't face any big-name challengers in his push for a second term, but the former White House chief of sta ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Winter storm warning starts tonight including McHenry County

    CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is headed to the Midwest and could drop up to a foot of snow on parts of Illin ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Ala judges weighing whether to perform same-sex weddings

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Fred Hamic is a marrying judge: He's performed about 1,000 weddings during seven years as Geneva County's probate judge and co ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Automakers recall more than 2M vehicles for faulty air bags

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for faulty air bags that may inflate while the car is runni ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soi ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-m ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Man detained over suitcase found stuffed with human remains

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man was detained Friday night in connection with a suitcase that had been found on a downtown San Francisco street stuffed with ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Teammates, fans remember Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends of Ernie Banks are paying tribute to the legendary Chicago Cubs slugger with a memorial service followed by a processi ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • Illinois basketball museum set for 2016 opening in Pontiac

    PONTIAC (AP) — A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.The Pantagr ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Northert Illinois University looks at cuts, other changes

    DEKALB — Northern Illinois University is beginning a yearlong review of many of its operations and programs as it deals with declines in enrollment an ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:56 am
  • 'Right to Try' bill would give access to experimental drugs

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois lawmakers want terminally ill patients to have access to experimental and unapproved treatments.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline

    TOKYO – The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

    ISLAMABAD – A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people an ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Illinois threaten to withhold funds if district don't test

    CHICAGO – Illinois State Board of Education officials are threatening to withhold funds from any school district failing to administer a new statewide ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:31 pm
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