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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner names members of Illinois Bicentennial Commission

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed more than three dozen people to lead the planning for Illinois' 200th birthday celebration.
    NEW: Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Illinois sees warmest fall on record since 1931

    CHAMPAIGN – This year's fall has been the warmest on record in Illinois since 1931.Climatologist Jim ...
    NEW: Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Illinois officials review child's death at Chicago day care

    CHICAGO – State officials are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy at a north side Chicago home daycare.
    NEW: Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

    ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops ...
    NEW: Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Donald Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

    BEIJING – President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a ...
    NEW: Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • For now, Donald Trump bears signs of a dealmaker president, not a policymaker

    WASHINGTON – He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards.It's a freewheeling style ...
    NEW: Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Ex-POW Bowe Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is ...
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a late ...
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois leaders differ on progress in meeting with governor

    CHICAGO – Illinois legislative leaders differed on the outcome of their latest meeting with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • For Illinois student veterans, tattoos tell quite a story

    URBANA – For Caleb Carlson, his tattoos remind him to keep balance in his life. For Brandi Binder, they remind her of what she lost. And for Brent Bla ...
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments for week of Dec. 2

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this week indicted the following people on the following charges:
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Steimke: How to navigate charity giving

    This last week I had seven requests for donations in my mailbox. On Giving Tuesday, my inbox and social media were loaded with requests.
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based Senior Care Volunteer Network announces new executive director

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Senior Care Volunteer Network has named Sarah Schrempf the executive director of the Crystal Lake-based nonprofit program.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Crystal Lake resident turns 101 on Christmas Day

    Born in Canada in 1915, Ellena Vivian Slavin was alive during World War I as well as other major events that took place in the past century.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Prairie Grove expects village property tax rate to fall next year

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove residents could see a decrease in the amount of property taxes they owe the village in 2017.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:12 pm
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