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  • Requests for U.S. jobless aid rose last week, but still low

    WASHINGTON – More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. But claims are still at low levels that point to greater job security.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:14 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Don't retire these Christmas song classics

    Crabby Editor Eric Olson used this space on Monday to bemoan all of the Christmas songs he wishes would just go away – holiday tunes he claims should ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • Students at Heineman Middle School in Algonquin raise money to build wells in Haiti

    ALGONQUIN – Heineman Middle School sixth-grade students are working to raise $6,700 to build wells in Haiti.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • Illinois House passes Rep. Mike Tryon's legislation on healthy eating assistance

    The Illinois House approved outgoing state Rep. Mike Tryon’s final piece of legislation Wednesday.Se ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:59 am
  • Prairie Ridge's Ugly Sweater 5K set for early December

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge High School will host its third annual Ugly Sweater 5K on Dec. 10, with all proceeds benefiting the Crystal Lake Food Pan ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • Nonprofit to build Spring Grove home for injured Army specialist

    SPRING GROVE – A nonprofit organization dedicated to building homes for severely injured members of the military is starting its next project in Sprin ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:56 am
  • 3 McHenry County townships to hold GOP primaries in February

    Three township Republican organizations with contested township races in the April 4 election have decided to have voters choose the candidates in a p ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Jurors in Charleston, S.C., begin deliberating in Michael Slager murder trial

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – A jury of 11 whites and one black man began deliberations Wednesday in the murder trial of Michael Slager, a fired white police off ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Stein makes Michigan third state for presidential recount

    LANSING, Mich. – Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan's presidential vote, making it the ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • OPEC agrees to cut output in bid to push up oil price

    VIENNA – Breaking with years of inaction, OPEC agreed Wednesday to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008. The move effectively scraps its s ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • House Democrats re-elect Nancy Pelosi as leader despite discontent

    WASHINGTON – House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader Wednesday, ratifying the status quo in a changing Washington despite widespread f ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Trump claims to have saved Carrier jobs, but details are hazy

    WASHINGTON – In persuading Carrier to keep hundreds of jobs in Indiana, President-elect Donald Trump is claiming victory on behalf of factory workers ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms plague South

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more Wednesday, adding to ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Trump diving right in by tapping experienced Cabinet members

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in the nation’s capital. Instead, he’s diving right in.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Crystal Lake Central High School choir director accused of sex with former students

    CRYSTAL LAKE –A former Crystal Lake high school choir director is under investigation for allegedly having sex with former students, police said.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:52 am
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