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  • Bruce Rauner signs Jack Franks bill allowing for direct election of rescue district trustees

    Taxpayers now can petition for an election to directly elect rescue squad district trustees under new legislation.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Sen. Harry Reid: Iran deal best path to stop country from getting bomb

    WASHINGTON – With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid now on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers seems to be picking up the ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Man killed in Wauconda convenience store robbery, police say

    WAUCONDA – A Wauconda convenience store clerk fatally shot a masked man attempting to rob the store Sunday, police said.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Aug. 24; France honors Americans, Briton who thwarted train attack

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 6:21 am
  • Vietnam War veterans seeking donations for reunion

    A group of veterans of the Marines that served in the Vietnam War is seeking donations for a reunion to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the group' ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Bus tour to cover history of Crystal Lake Park District sites

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A bus tour will traverse the colorful history of the various parks and facilities associated with the Crystal Lake Park District.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Abandoned Chicago railway reborn as commuter corridor

    CHICAGO – On an abandoned Chicago railway line cutting between the treetops, bike commuters zip by walkers and joggers, all traversing a ribbon of con ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Report: Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals

    CHICAGO – The top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Le ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO – Far away from California’s coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets, buckets, b ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • U.S. airman says train attacker 'ready to fight to the end'

    PARIS – Three American travelers said they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed m ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Ehud Barak's Iran bombshell could shake up Israeli politics

    JERUSALEM – Former Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s comments that Israel nearly attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities but the plan was scuttled by military ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Explosion at U.S. base in Japan lights up night sky

    TOKYO – An explosion at a U.S. Army depot outside of Tokyo set off a large blaze that lit up the night sky early Monday morning, but there were no rep ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation

    DAKAR, Senegal – Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • California drought may exacerbate wildlife-human encounters

    LOOMIS, Calif. – The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California’s drought, including a recent bear att ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids’ tests

    WASHINGTON – Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:21 am
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