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  • McHenry County shoppers out for Black Friday deals after Thanksgiving rush

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Neatly written on a loose-leaf sheet of paper were names, items to buy, prices, plus a budget for each of the 15 people Stephanie Vich ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Video gambling's spread raising cash, eyebrows in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN — Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined — fl ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Illinois Route 66 gets electric charging stations

    CHICAGO — Illinois' portion of historic Route 66 is getting a high-tech upgrade with the installation of a network of electric vehicle charging statio ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:05 pm
  • Plan would use medical marijuana to fund education in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) — A well-known Chicago civil rights attorney wants to branch out into the medical marijuana business and is pledging to donate half of th ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:06 pm
  • Austin police: Gunman fired 100+ rounds fired at Mexican Consulate

    AUSTIN, Texas — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he die ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Hines Supply caters to professional remodelers and homeowners

    Hines Supply is implementing new strategies to court the professional remodeler while giving homeowners an opportunity to get the best amenities out o ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve after Ferguson shooting

    NEW YORK — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bear ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Ferguson protest closes 2 St. Louis-area malls during Black Friday shopping

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as r ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • PHOTOS: Volunteers Work at Community Harvest

    Crystal Lake comes together for annual event to sort 60,000 pounds of food. ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 6:19 pm
  • Crafts, history lessons included in McHenry County Conservation District programs

    Crafting ornaments and and discovering the basics of snowshoeing are some of the programs lined up at the McHenry County Conservation District this De ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

    VIENNA – Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

    CONAKRY, Guinea – Eight months into West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Woman’s body found near northwestern Illinois jail

    MORRISON – A woman was found dead of apparent hypothermia about 30 hours after being released from a northwestern Illinois jail while a snowstorm was ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

    NEW YORK – Millions of Americans across the country are marking the holiday with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many are ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • McHenry County Board chairman shuffle starts with organizing session Monday

    WOODSTOCK – Monday’s swearing in of the new McHenry County Board starts a monthlong process by which it will organize to perform its duties until the ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:21 pm
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