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  • Illinois budget-patching deal dips into various state funds

    SPRINGFIELD — A bipartisan agreement to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole includes more than $1.3 billion in fund transfers from a variety of sources to ...
    NEW: March 27, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • CTA train driver admits dozing off before Chicago O'Hare Airport crash

    CHICAGO — The operator of a Chicago commuter train that jumped the tracks last year at O'Hare International Airport says she fell asleep before the cr ...
    NEW: March 27, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk, Dick Durbin propose changes in disaster declaration process

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin of Illinois are renewing their call for an update of the methods the government uses to determine ...
    NEW: March 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • 39 percent of rural Illinois without high-speed Internet

    CHICAGO — Thirty-nine percent of people in rural parts of Illinois have no access to high-speed Internet service.
    NEW: March 27, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Chicago rooftop owner accused of trying to defraud Cubs over Wrigley Field views

    CHICAGO — A 46-year-old owner of one of the rooftop clubs locked in dispute with the Chicago Cubs over Wrigley Field views is accused of defrauding th ...
    NEW: March 27, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Internet outages reveal gaps, vulnerability in broadband infrastructure in America

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to ...
    NEW: March 27, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Harvard police investigate wave of business burglaries

    HARVARD – Harvard police are encouraging business owners to secure their buildings in light of a rash of burglaries that have occurred since January.
    March 27, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Backup options for Internet lines like fiber-optic liens can be costly, complicated

    Hunter Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Instead, he's selling space on a new fiber-op ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Huntley husband accused of wife's beating murder appears in court

    WOODSTOCK – The Huntley man charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of his wife appeared in court Friday.
    UPDATED: March 27, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • What to know about Internet infrastructure vulnerabilities in the U.S.

    Internet outages can disrupt emergency services, business transactions and basic communication. Here are few things to know about the nation's Interne ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • McHenry County temperatures low, but not record-setting for March 27

    It's colder than normal, but not recording-setting cold, National Weather Service officials said.Tem ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Demand Increasing for Massage Therapists

    Massage therapists use the healing power of touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body to relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, improve ci ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Home improvement businesses open in CL

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two new home improvement businesses are set to open in Crystal Lake. Home Heart Designs, 407 E. Terra Cotta Ave., and Crawford Supply G ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • McHenry County drivers warned of possible snow Friday morning

    The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for several counties, including McHenry, Lake, Kane, DeKalb and Cook, among others ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • 10 Things to Know for March 27; U.S. Senate passes balanced-budget plan

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    March 27, 2015 - 6:37 am
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