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  • Nation's budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now

    WASHINGTON – An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisa ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Ashley Madison users in U.S. sue cheating website over breach

    LOS ANGELES – Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Fire crews eye weather as heat, wind build in parts of West

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Firefighters in Washington state kept a wary eye Tuesday on rising temperatures and winds that threatened to expand what's already th ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Police: Student with gun who took school hostages in custody

    PHILIPPI, W.Va. – A 14-year-old boy held 29 students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he re ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • D.C. regulators reject proposed merger of Exelon, Pepco

    WASHINGTON – Regulators in the District of Columbia rejected the proposed merger of power companies Exelon and Pepco on Tuesday, saying the deal would ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Rauner vetoes bill related to Southern Illinois University

    CARBONDALE – Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation related to student trustees and the school newspaper at Southern Illinois University.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Illinois State Fair drew fewer than 412,000 people

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Fair officials report fewer than 412,000 people attended this year's fair.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • First Illinois marijuana dispensary registered

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois regulators have announced the registration of the state's first medical marijuana dispensary.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • BP restarts part of Indiana oil refinery after repairs

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A large Indiana oil refinery whose unplanned shutdown for repairs earlier this month caused gasoline prices in the Great Lakes regi ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Rauner, lawmakers focus on smaller projects in budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner bickered over potholes, airplanes and other smaller-ticket items Tuesday as officials prepare ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Correction

    The boys soccer roundup on page C2 of Tuesday’s edition misspelled the first name of Crystal Lake Central’s Cade Klusendorf.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • U.S. stocks extend losses as early rally fades

    Just when it looked as if the bleeding had stopped, it started up again. A rally in U.S. stocks evap ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Crystal Lake police crack down on drunken drivers ahead of Labor Day

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police will crack down on drunken driving by increasing patrols and enforcement through Labor Day.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District OKs watershed study for Sterne's Woods

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The changing watershed of Sterne’s Woods and Fens has made some places wetter than they historically would be while drying out other pl ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Cary School District 26 looking at lease with Montessori for Oak Knoll property

    CARY – Cary School District 26 is looking to fill the vacant Oak Knoll school with a lease agreement for a Montessori, formerly located in Algonquin.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:32 pm
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