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  • Last four hostages freed in Harvey standoff

    HARVEY – About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Appeals court says term limits can't be on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – Proponents of term limits for Illinois lawmakers were preparing a last-minute appeal to the state Supreme Court after an appeals court r ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Picture emerges of officer involved in Ferguson shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A white police officer whose shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been character ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Holder says he understands Ferguson residents' mistrust of police

    ST. LOUIS – Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and sa ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Beheading of journalist spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    WASHINGTON – The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journal ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Students sign up for new sailing teams

    JOHNSBURG – Treading water next to a turtled sailboat, three Johnsburg High School students grabbed the keel, using their weight to pull it onto its s ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Cary applies for federal road dollars

    CARY – Village Board members approved applying for federal transportation dollars through the McHenry County Council of Mayors for three potential roa ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Decades later, victims' families fight serial killer Smith's parole

    CHICAGO – More than four decades after his crimes, admitted serial killer Mark A. Smith continues to torture his victims’ families, prosecutors said W ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • McCullom Lake man gets 15 years for impregnating child

    WOODSTOCK – A McCullom Lake man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for impregnating a 12-year-old girl, an act the judge called “repulsive and disgus ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Public House lease request for Old Courthouse fails

    WOODSTOCK – The future of the Old Courthouse remains uncertain after an ordinance authorizing a lease agreement failed to pass through the City Counci ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Two Tails Market, Java Planet to close in September

    WOODSTOCK – Two Tails Market and Eatery and neighboring Java Planet in Woodstock plan to close early next month.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • District 300 hires new administrators

    CARPENTERSVILLE – School District 300 Board members recently approved four new administrative hires to fill various positions throughout the Carpenter ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:45 pm
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    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:38 am
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