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  • Rising cigarette taxes tied to lower infant mortality rate, study finds

    CHICAGO — When it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die, according to a new study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in infant mortality, ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 1, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fires police chief in wake of video release

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city's police superintendent Tuesday, a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white Chicago ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 1, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Beach Park man charged with murdering wife, stepson with baseball bat

    WAUKEGAN — A 47-year-old northern Illinois man is accused of beating his wife and teenage stepson to death with a metal baseball bat.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi might drop re-election bid

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi may not run for a fourth term, he announced Tuesday morning.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • From Homeland to hair: Hillary Clinton's emails peek into the personal

    WASHINGTON – The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails show her, as secretary of state, dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 8:34 am
  • Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding

    PARIS – Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaratio ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Obama says Russia may finally come around on Assad's future

    PARIS – President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to lea ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • Search resumes for mentally challenged elderly man in McHenry

    McHENRY – McHenry County Sheriff's police have resumed their search for mentally challenged elderly man who was last seen Monday afternoon in his McHe ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Dec. 1; World leaders call for price on carbon dioxide pollution

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 6:27 am
  • Film, entertainment consulting group in Woodstock looking for interns

    WOODSTOCK – A film and entertainment consulting group is looking for area interns to work out of its newly opened location in downtown Woodstock.
    UPDATED: Dec. 1, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Deere lays off 220 employees, citing sales drop

    MOLINE – Deere & Co. is laying off about 220 workers from its Seeding and Cylinder operation in its hometown as agricultural machinery sales slump.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Judge orders Illinois to pay home health workers' insurance

    EAST ST. LOUIS – A judge has ordered Illinois to pay more than $13 million to cover the cost of health insurance for home health care workers.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • 3rd man charged with murder in Chicago triple homicide

    CHICAGO – Authorities said a third person has been charged in connection with a shooting that killed three people at a barbecue party near a Chicago p ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen

    JERUSALEM – A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy whose slaying was part of ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Black pastors press Trump on tone during closed-door meeting

    NEW YORK – Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:47 am
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