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  • Unemployment rate in McHenry County falls to 5.1 percent

    McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell 1.9 percentage points in October compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary data from the U ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Cary receives reports of catalytic converter thefts at Metra station

    CARY – Catalytic converters from two vehicles were stolen from the village's Metra lot, the police department said.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • St. Louis County prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case

    FERGUSON, Mo. — He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city alre ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Woodstock Police Explorer Post hosts food drive starting Dec. 1

    WOODSTOCK – Starting Dec. 1, the Woodstock Police Explorer's Post #765 will host a food drive that benefits the Woodstock Food Pantry.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • New Jersey hiker photographed bear before it killed him

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. — A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Black Friday gun buys test background check system

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purc ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Ferguson protesters across U.S. peaceful, disruptive

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Cary police reports for Nov. 26, 2014

    • Harold Braxton, 43, 264 Crystal St., Cary, was charged Monday, Nov. 3, with two counts of domestic battery.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Cleveland police ID officer who shot boy holding pellet gun, release video of shooting

    CLEVELAND — A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally sh ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • National Guard reinforcements in Ferguson contain damage from protests

    FERGUSON, Mo. — National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • McHenry County Environmental Defenders host Woodstock holiday book sale

    WOODSTOCK – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County are holding their annual Holiday Kick-Off Book Sale at the Woodstock Square Mall building lo ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • No charges filed after Carpentersville man dies following traffic stop

    CARPENTERSVILLE – In August, a 31-year-old Carpentersville man died after being stopped for a traffic offense and subsequently taken to the ground by ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Chicago couple sues owner of plane that crashed into home

    CHICAGO — A Chicago couple is suing the owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home, alleging the company failed to properly maintain th ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • 6-year-old Illinois boy starts fire at Dollar General store in Silvis, police say

    SILVIS (AP) — Police in western Illinois say a 6-year-old boy started a fire that heavily damaged a Dollar General store earlier this month.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Chicago O'Hare, Midway airports expect more Thanksgiving holiday travelers

    CHICAGO — More than 1.9 million passengers are expected to pass through Chicago's airports over the Thanksgiving holiday period.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:33 am
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