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  • Rod Blagojevich's brother: I was federal 'pawn' to get then-governor

    CHICAGO — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his you ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Changing Faces: McHenry County becoming more diverse, older

    Demographic shifts over the last 14 years provide clues to what McHenry County is going to look like in the future. We should expect to be older and m ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:46 pm
  • McHenry County home sales fall 10.4 percent in November as sale prices rise

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County home sales fell 10.4 percent in November as median sale prices jumped 11.3 percent and more homes were put on the market ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • Jury duty raise could mean financial hit for McHenry County

    A new state law raising jury pay to slightly above a pittance could mean big budget headaches for McHenry County.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Lake in the Hills starts new hangar incentive program at airport

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village has started a new T-Hangar incentive program at the Lake in the Hills airport in order to bring in new tenants.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer at 70; singer known for Beatles' covers, ballads

    NEW YORK — British singer Joe Cocker, whose had hits that included "You Are So Beautiful" and "Up Where We Belong," and a contortionist style of perfo ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • ARDC investigates Mario Casciaro prosecutors after witness complains, declines to act further

    WOODSTOCK – The state oversight committee in charge of disciplining lawyers declined to further investigate the McHenry County prosecutors who tried M ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • For UPS, FedEx, online retailers, it's down to the wire for deliveries for Christmas shopping

    ATLANTA — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occ ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Explosive device found in unincorporated Marengo, authorities say

    The McHenry County Sheriff's Office on Sunday found what appeared to be an explosive device in the ground in unincorporated Marengo, an official said.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • China indicts Jackie Chan's son Jaycee on drug charge

    BEIJING — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, mo ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with U.S. opening

    HAVANA (AP) — U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musicians. Wha ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

    NEW YORK — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • Pope Francis in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Police departments on alert after New York City cop killings

    NEW YORK — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making i ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Au ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:38 am
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