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  • Arkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor's request

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to p ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Illinois corn acreage projected to decline in 2015

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects Illinois farmers to plant fewer acres of corn in 2015 as a nationwide price slump continues.
    April 1, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Sears in joint venture with General Growth Properties

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Sears has entered a joint venture with shopping mall owner General Growth Properties Inc. that will help it extract more value from ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Flames engulf Mexico oil platform in Gulf, killing 4 workers

    MEXICO CITY – A huge ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers lea ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from eastern Illinois jail

    KANKAKEE – A man awaiting sentencing for murder escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois Wednesday after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking h ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit

    TIKRIT, Iraq – The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Crystal Lake manufacturer shows value of federal export bank, Hultgren says

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Joseph Shulfer’s Crystal Lake business could lose millions of dollars in exports if Washington does not reauthorize a hotly debated fed ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Multiple brush fires start in McHenry County

    McHENRY – A major brush fire in McHenry near Boone Creek Conservation Area was just one of many that swept through McHenry County on Wednesday.
    April 1, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Crystal Lake robotics team advances to world championship

    CRYSTAL LAKE –A robotics team made up of Crystal Lake high school students has advanced to the world championship.
    April 1, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives ...
    April 1, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Cary District 26 school board candidates discuss technology, financial stability

    CARY – As of early February, four people had thrown their names into the running for spots on the Cary School District 26 Board, making the race a com ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • State funding, development top issues for Wonder Lake candidates

    WONDER LAKE – Candidates aiming for offices in Wonder Lake are focused on keeping village finances in line with state cuts while seeing some developme ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • McHenry career criminal guilty of Crystal Lake burglary

    WOODSTOCK – It took jurors about an hour Wednesday to convict a McHenry career criminal of burglarizing a Crystal Lake construction crew.
    April 1, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Iran nuke talks extended once again after faltering

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program headed for double overtime on Wednesday, beset by competing claims and recriminations ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Memories Pizza in Indiana says it won't cater gay weddings

    WALKERTON Ind. – An Indiana woman whose family owns a small-town pizzeria says the state's new "religious freedom" law supports the restaurant's right ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:26 pm
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