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  • Jim Oberweis leads veto override of speed limit bill

    SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, on Thursday successfully challenged a gubernatorial veto of a bill he sponsored to raise the spe ...
    NEW: Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • 3 McHenry County school districts make national AP District Honor Roll

    School districts in Crystal Lake, Huntley and Woodstock were recently named to The College Board's fifth annual AP District Honor Roll, a honorary lis ...
    NEW: Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 47 to consider levy increase

    CRYSTAL LAKE – District 47 is moving ahead with a proposed increase on its property tax levy.The sch ...
    NEW: Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • St. Louis region preps for Ferguson decision on Michael Brown killing

    ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer D ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M illegal immigrants from deportation

    WASHINGTON — Defying Republicans and bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama prepared to invoke his executive authority Thursday night to spare nea ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate holds at 6.6 percent as private-sector hiring slows in state

    CHICAGO — Illinois' unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent in October as private-sector hiring slowed, the state Department of Employment Securi ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Andrew Cuomo: 'Impractical' for Buffalo Bills to play New York Jets on Sunday

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — A severe lake-effect snowstorm hitting the Buffalo region has prompted the NFL to consider alternatives to the Bills playing their hom ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Good Dental Assistants radiate positive attitudes

    Drilling, filling, and billing.  These are some of the reasons people fear visiting the dentist’s office.  Bad dental memories compound dental anxiety ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:23 pm
  • American Indian tribes work to create sex-offender registries

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — More than three-quarters of American Indian tribes that have the authority to develop sex-offender registries are well on their way ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • McHenry County Health Department offering flu vaccine in Wonder Lake

    WONDER LAKE – McHenry County Department of Health will host a flu clinic on from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Wonder Lake Chamber of Comme ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Crystal Lake Auto Tech receives go-ahead to relocation plan

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Despite initial opposition from the mayor, a Crystal Lake automotive repair shop has received the go-ahead to relocate to a vacant corn ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Flight for Life called to Johnsburg rollover crash

    JOHNSBURG – Flight for Life was called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash near Chapel Hill Road and Washington Park on Thursday afternoon. 
    UPDATED: Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth gives birth to baby girl

    CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl.A Thursday statement from the sub ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Aurora man accused of trying to join terrorists in Syria to remain in jail, judge says

    CHICAGO — A federal judge says a 20-year-old American accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria will remain jailed pending trial ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner calls on Pat Quinn to freeze hiring

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is calling on outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn to freeze all hiring in the final weeks of his term.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:08 pm
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