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  • 5 things to watch for in Obama's immigration speech

    WASHINGTON — After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the country's immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the governme ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Beardstown man charged with murder in 8-month-old baby's death

    BEARDSTOWN — Cass County authorities have charged a Beardstown man with murder in the death of his girlfriend's 8-month-old son.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Geneva murder trial pushed to February

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Geneva man charged with his wife's murder must now wait until after the new year for a trial.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Carpentersville residence uninhabitable after fire

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A Carpentersville residence was left uninhabitable with smoke damage on three floors after a fire Wednesday night, officials said.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Centegra Health System's Huntley hospital on track for 2016 completion

    HUNTLEY – Weather permitting, construction crews should complete the roof to Centegra Health System’s new Huntley hospital by the end of December, inc ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Jeb Bush faces backlash over education record

    MIAMI – Jeb Bush made his mark as Florida's governor by overhauling the state's schools. As he ponders a potential run for president, his education po ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Corrections

    A story in Tuesday’s newspaper about the finding of old McHenry County road documents incorrectly stated the total number of boxes of documents at the ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

    WASHINGTON – In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal ac ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • ‘This is my jail’: Corruption case goes to trial

    BALTIMORE – Gang leaders ruled the Baltimore City Detention Center, using smuggled cellphones to direct crimes on the streets outside, dealing drugs a ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules

    SAN FRANCISCO – Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking se ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Buffalo area hit with epic snow – with more coming

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Homeowners opened their front doors to find themselves sealed in by sheer walls of white. Shovelers turned walkways into head-high can ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • One taken to hospital after three-vehicle crash in Richmond

    RICHMOND –A three-vehicle crash with minor injuries was caused by a deer running out in front of a vehicle headed south on Route 31, a fire official ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Woodpile catches fire near Wonder Lake home

    WONDER LAKE – A woodpile just outside a house northwest of Wonder Lake caught fire Wednesday afternoon, a fire official said.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:18 am
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