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  • Lead prompts Chicago parks to shut many drinking fountains

    CHICAGO – Officials said hundreds of drinking fountains in Chicago parks have been shut off after testing revealed high levels of lead in the water.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Democrats not willing to spend on Florida race, aiding Marco Rubio

    MIAMI – Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is getting help from an unlikely quarter as he campaigns for re-election: the Democratic Party.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Short of plows, Illinois seeks help to clear snow on state routes in winter

    WAUKEGAN – The Illinois Department of Transportation is asking Lake County and other local governments surrounding Chicago if they can help clear snow ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Fewer election observers from the Justice Dept. at the polls

    WASHINGTON – Justice Department officials are warning that they'll be dispatching fewer trained election observers as a result of a Supreme Court opin ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Bloomington teacher charged with stabbing husband to death

    EUREKA – A Bloomington high school teacher has been charged with first-degree murder in her husband's stabbing death.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Flatlander Market featured on American Express national TV ad campaign

    MARENGO – Don’t be surprised if you recognize a face or two when you walk into downtown Marengo’s Flatlander Market for lunch.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Cary Village Board considers public comment policy for village meetings

    CARY – The Cary Village Board is considering adopting a public comment policy that would apply to village meetings.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Harvard man accused of assaulting girl at ScaryTown Scream Park

    HARVARD – A Harvard man was arrested Sunday at ScaryTown Scream Park after an alleged confrontation with two juveniles.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Small businesses look for ways to get advantage

    DEKALB – Tim and Bobbi Hays knew nothing about bagels before making them their livelihood.Ray Binkow ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Sparks fly over McHenry County Administrator Peter Austin's contract

    WOODSTOCK – Approval of an extended contract for county Administrator Peter Austin caused some turmoil Tuesday night on the McHenry County Board.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • U.S. home construction fell 9 percent in September

    WASHINGTON – Homebuilders pulled back on construction for a second straight month in September, with a plunge in apartments offsetting gains in single ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 8:21 am
  • Sullivan: Not voting is not an option

    Many citizens feel voting won’t make a difference. In 2008, our presidential election had the highest U.S. turnout since the 1968 elections, and yet m ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Huntley police investigate death in Sun City neighborhood

    HUNTLEY – Huntley police are investigating a death that occurred Tuesday morning in Sun City Huntley, Deputy Police Chief Mike Klunk said.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Woodstock City Council OKs $32,000 purchase of police body cameras

    WOODSTOCK – City police officers soon will add body cameras to their uniforms in a move intended to increase transparency and add a layer of support f ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Car crashes into Cary Starbucks about two weeks after its opening

    CARY – About two weeks after it opened, Cary’s first Starbucks was damaged after a car drove into it, Cary Deputy Police Chief Jim Fillmore said.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 12:14 am
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