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  • Lakewood cast final vote creating SSA to maintain Turnberry Lakes

    LAKEWOOD – Months after a neighborhood group brought the request to the village, the final vote needed to make a new special taxing area has been cast ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District investigates refurbishing Main Beach playground

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The playground that could replace the volunteer-built structure at Crystal Lake’s Main Beach is open and airy, a park district official ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • McHenry to start selling recreation center memberships Tuesday

    McHENRY –As workers hang drywall in the recreation center that still is under construction, the city of McHenry prepares to sell its first membership ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • Cary deciding whether to take lead on Metra station design

    CARY – The Village Board likely will decide whether to take a lead role in the design, engineering and planning phase of the village’s Metra station r ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:50 am
  • McHenry County Muslim community wary in wake of Paris terror attacks

    In wake of the Paris terror attacks two weeks ago, a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group said discrimination and crimes against Muslims are at an a ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Store sales fall, online rise, on Black Friday

    WASHINGTON – Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online.Sales at ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Long wait times plague Social Security disability process

    MIAMI – Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can’t afford her medicine and became homeless while ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20

    DAKAR, Senegal – Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, killing ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Migrants clash with Macedonian police on Greek border

    IDOMENI, Greece – Migrants on the Greek-Macedonian border attacked police with stones Saturday, enraged by the sight of Macedonian authorities erectin ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • More deaths blamed on wintry storm moving through central U.S.

    DALLAS – A slow-moving wintry storm system that has been blamed for more than a dozen deaths began moving eastward out of Texas on Saturday but kept c ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Putin orders sanctions against Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russ ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Micro-lending fund gives $120K in 1st 2 months

    SPRINGFIELD – The city of Springfield’s new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans to small business owners and entrepreneur ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost

    Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution agains ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Burger King manager: Police erased video of Chicago shooting

    CHICAGO – A Burger King manager who accuses Chicago police of erasing surveillance video in the case of a black teenager shot last year by a white off ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 12:51 am
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