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  • Micro-lending fund gives $120K in 1st 2 months

    SPRINGFIELD – The city of Springfield’s new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans to small business owners and entrepreneur ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost

    Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution agains ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Burger King manager: Police erased video of Chicago shooting

    CHICAGO – A Burger King manager who accuses Chicago police of erasing surveillance video in the case of a black teenager shot last year by a white off ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Race to settle national budget fight means resolving policy disputes

    WASHINGTON – Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.Banks are looking to ea ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • VIDEO: Crystal Lake bus turns into Chewbacca for Festival of Lights parade

    CRYSTAL LAKE - Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 and Community High School District 155 school bus driver Stacey Balmes turned her bus into Chewbacc ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • VIDEO: Woodstock Lighting of the Square 2015

    WOODSTOCK - Santa lit up the Woodstock Square on Friday night. ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 8:46 am
  • VIDEO: Festival of Lights Parade in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE - The Festival of Lights Parade drew a crowd to downtown on Friday. More from the ligh ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 9:05 am
  • Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8

    BEIRUT – A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an intern ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:50 am
  • Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

    CHICAGO – Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down four lanes of traffic in Chicago’s ritziest shopping district Black Friday to d ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Police: 3 killed, 9 wounded in attack at Planned Parenthood

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battl ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • McHenry County caregivers support residents with Alzheimer's disease

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Laura Gnutek took a dark, painful walk through an unfamiliar room in an attempt to see what life is like for her clients with Alzheimer ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 1:28 pm
  • Crystal Lake, Woodstock kick off holiday season with festive events

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Despite temperatures below freezing, thousands showed up to line the streets of Crystal Lake on Friday night for the annual Festival of ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 9:05 am
  • Harvard police investigating threatening phone call

    HARVARD – Police are looking into the source of a threatening phone call that caused an investigation in a Harvard neighborhood on Friday afternoon, H ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • McCullom Lake looks to complete multi-year stormwater sewer project

    McCULLOM LAKE – The bids on the final phase of a stormwater sewer project that has stretched longer than three years came in higher than expected, the ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • Harvard rollover crash sends 2 to hospital

    HARVARD — One male and one female were taken to Mercy Harvard Hospital on Friday afternoon after a one-car rollover crash, a Harvard fire official sai ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:37 am
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