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  • 'Pedestrian incident' stops Metra trains

    CARY – A "pedestrian incident" stopped the Metra trains heading in and out of Chicago along the Union Pacific Northwest line north of Cary, Metra said ...
    NEW: Dec. 26, 2014 - 6:55 am
  • Tuscaloosa police probe killing of man found Christmas Day

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Police in Tuscaloosa are investigating a killing at an apartment complex. The T ...
    NEW: Dec. 26, 2014 - 6:49 am
  • Motorcyclist sentenced in girlfriend's crash death

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – A suburban Indianapolis man will spend one year in work release and a year on home detention after pleading guilty to charges in a ...
    NEW: Dec. 26, 2014 - 6:47 am
  • 1 dead, 1 critical after wreck involving fleeing truck

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are searching for two men involved in a Christmas Day accident that ...
    NEW: Dec. 26, 2014 - 6:43 am
  • Resident, firefighter injuried in fire outside Crystal Lake

    BURTONS BRIDGE – A kitchen fire Friday sent one woman to the hospital for smoke inhalation and left one firefighter with a minor ankle injury, a fire ...
    NEW: Dec. 26, 2014 - 6:41 am
  • Chicago police: Officer shot person who attacked with knife

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say an officer shot and injured a person who lunged at the officer with a ...
    NEW: Dec. 26, 2014 - 6:27 am
  • Restoration work set for suburban forest preserve

    WHEELING – Restoration work begins this month on hundreds of acres of Cook County preserve land in ...
    NEW: Dec. 26, 2014 - 6:24 am
  • Detente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights

    HAVANA – Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he’s suddenly worried that time may be running out.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Nevada goats help eat, recycle Christmas trees

    RENO, Nev. – Goats are known to eat just about anything, but it didn't dawn on Vince Thomas until recently that the menu might include Christmas trees ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • McHenry County Board to begin rules review

    WOODSTOCK – Rewriting the McHenry County Board’s rules to account for a popularly-elected chairman will start with a review of rules from counties tha ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    VATICAN CITY – A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy – abused child ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Clemency applicants wait for Gov. Quinn’s action

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn granted 179 clemency petitions in time for Christmas, but thousands of other applicants are anxiously awaiting word on past c ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Illinois state Rep. Mike Tryon’s band to play inauguration concert

    Opening for Chicago blues singer Buddy Guy and country music star Toby Keith at the Illinois inaugural concert Jan. 12 will be … state Rep. Mike Tryon ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Woodstock School District 200 unveils community seminars on physical education

    WOODSTOCK – Starting in early January, Woodstock School District 200 parents can learn how nutrition and fitness affect their children’s academics, as ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Naval recruits celebrate Christmas in McHenry with karaoke, calls home

    McHENRY – Cory Coleman did a bit of a two-step as he sang “Wagon Wheel” – a classic in his family long before Darius Rucker revived it –in the middle ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:39 pm
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