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  • Puerto Rico won’t make $420M debt payment

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico's government will not make a $420 million bond payment due Monday, af ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros.

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • McHenry County Board members set to have busy Tuesday agenda

    WOODSTOCK – A referendum, a countywide agency’s budget and the fate of land acquisition for the planned widening of Randall Road are some of the items ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Voter advocacy groups to host home rule event in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – In response to a special census that could result in Woodstock’s recognized population growing above 25,000 and giving the city home-rule ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois man crushed by garbage dies in landfill accident

    ROCKFORD – The death of a 54-year-old man buried under the weight of a tipped-over garbage truck and its contents at a Rockford landfill is under inve ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • City announces plans to build Navy Pier hotel by 2018

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago said construction will begin next year on the first hotel at the popular tourist attraction, Navy Pier.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Races back on at Arlington Park after legal dispute settled

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Opening day at Arlington International Racecourse is back on following an agreement to resolve a lawsuit that threatened the summe ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Playground concussions reportedly are on the rise

    CHICAGO – Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • For some, Chicago State flawed but final shot at degree

    CHICAGO – Most of the more than 4,000 students at Chicago State University on the city's south side are black, have low incomes and, like their school ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun bu ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • U.S. once again forced to turn to Russia for help with Syria

    GENEVA – Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with littl ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • On the Record With: Prairie Ridge senior accepted to Yale University

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On the Tuesday before he began his winter break in December, Aidan O’Connor got an early Christmas gift when he opened the application ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • McHenry County dispatchers talk job stress, ways to cope with trauma

    LAKE IN THE HILLS –A.J. Gazda has taught himself to erase the contents of his day when he presses the button to unlock his car after work.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Champaign police officer waives jury in sex assault case

    CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign police officer charged with sex crimes involving three women in two counties has waived his right to a jury trial in one of th ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • McHenry head-on crash sends 3 to hospital, fire official says

    McHENRY – A head-on crash on Route 120 in McHenry sent two men and a girl to an area hospital with minor injuries Sunday, a fire official said.
    May 1, 2016 - 4:53 pm
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