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  • For Obama, 'hope' becomes fight against cynicism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there's a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans to ...
    July 8, 2014 - 2:10 pm
  • World's tallest water slide set to open Thursday

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — After three delays, the world's tallest water slide is scheduled to open this week.
    July 8, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • No injuries in Crystal Lake multi-vehicle crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE — All three drivers said they were uninjured after a multi-vehicle accident Tuesday in Crystal Lake.
    July 8, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • US diplomat says Bahrain expulsion 'not about me'

    MANAMA, Bahrain — A senior U.S. diplomat who was ordered to leave the Middle Eastern nation of Bahrain after meeting with a leading Shiite opposition ...
    July 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Progress reported against major western wildfires

    WINTERS, Calif. — Crews boosted by hundreds of additional firefighters increased containment on Tuesday of a wildfire in rugged and steep terrain in N ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Death toll in Mexico, Guatemala quake rises to 5

    TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico — The death toll in from a magnitude-6.9 earthquake near Mexico's border with Guatemala has risen to five, with authorities c ...
    July 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Officials continue to investigate suspicious fire in Cary

    CARY – As fire investigators look into a suspicious fire in Cary that occurred over the weekend, authorities say that residents in the area of Hillcre ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Lake in the Hills police reports for July 8, 2014

    • Michael L. Bentley, 37, 2708 Greenwood Road, Woodstock, was charged Monday, June 9, with two counts of domestic battery.
    July 8, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • 3-year-old girl found in Illinois cornfield

    PITTSFIELD — A 3-year-old girl was found in a dense western Illinois cornfield after an hours-long search that involved airplanes and drones.
    July 8, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Grafton warily watching Mississippi River's rise

    GRAFTON — The mayor of the touristy Mississippi River town of Grafton in southwestern Illinois says the river's rise already has forced a downtown bar ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Workshop will teach teachers how to build native gardens

    RINGWOOD – A hands-on workshop will give teachers the background to build a native garden with their students back at their own school.
    July 8, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Coroner to speak at Woodstock Coffee with the Chief

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski will speak at this month's Coffee with the Chief. M ...
    July 8, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • The longest vacation of your life!

    Retirement! What comes to mind when you hear that word? For some it will be their “Golden Years”, time and money to do all things they have always wan ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Washington poised to start legal marijuana sales

    SEATTLE – Lines were growing in the pre-dawn hours Monday outside shops set to become the first in Washington state to sell recreational marijuana leg ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:20 am
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