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  • Election 2015: 6 running for 3 Johnsburg School District 12 board

    JOHNSBURG – Finances and quality of education are at the forefront for the six candidates running for three open seats on the Johnsburg School Distric ...
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Harvard School District 50 board candidates target better student achievement

    HARVARD – Both sitting board members and election challengers want to improve student achievement at Harvard School District 50, as the district typic ...
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    OMAHA, Neb. – The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through faded photos that fill boxes spread across the dining ...
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Algonquin's Scorched Earth Brewing seeking to add beer garden patio

    ALGONQUIN – During the warm summer months, there’s nothing like sitting outside with a cold craft beer, Michael Dallas said.
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Catholic bishops call for bell ringing marking war’s end

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Catholic bishops are calling on schools and parishes across the state to ring their bells next month to mark the end of the Ci ...
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Bison to graze at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

    CHICAGO – A small herd of around two dozen bison could be grazing on restored grassland south of Chicago as soon as this fall now that the Midewin Nat ...
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Chicago universities study astronaut on 1 year space mission

    CHICAGO – Three Chicago-area universities are taking part in the research to examine the health effects on an American astronaut of spending a year in ...
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Psych exam sought in Illinois case involving dead cats, dogs

    FREEPORT – A public defender is seeking a psychiatric evaluation for a woman facing animal cruelty charges after dozens of dead cats and dogs were fou ...
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Chicago’s retired Cardinal George readmitted to hospital

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s retired Cardinal Francis George has been readmitted to the hospital several months after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer.
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Rockford schools to cut 103 positions

    ROCKFORD – A northern Illinois school district says it will save $7.4 million in the coming fiscal year by eliminating more than 100 positions from it ...
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Crystal Lake mayoral candidates differ on state of city

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The city of Crystal Lake as described by the two candidates vying to be its mayor looks starkly different.
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • McHenry High School District 156 candidates focus on finances, academic improvement

    McHENRY – McHenry High School District 156 will have at least one new board member this coming school year as six candidates, including two incumbents ...
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity, Home of the Sparrow help Woodstock woman get chance at a new life

    WOODSTOCK – It’s taken so long to get here.Cecilia Vasquez, a 46-year-old mother of four, sat at a l ...
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Five candidates running for three Fox River Grove Board seats

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The proposed $250 million downtown redevelopment project is big on the minds of the five Fox River Grove Village Board candidates.
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Nation’s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for pr ...
    NEW: March 28, 2015 - 11:28 pm
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