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  • British singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer

    NEW YORK – Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Pope Francis blasts Vatican bureaucracy

    VATICAN CITY – To the Catholic Church’s “seven deadly sins,” Pope Francis has added the “15 ailments of the Curia.”
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives

    HAVANA – Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess

    PARCHMAN, Miss. – Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Officials: Will County to soon allow 911 texting

    JOLIET – Will County says it'll soon allow residents to text 911.Officials say residents with cellph ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Ex-headmaster guilty in child porn case

    WILMINGTON, Del. – The former headmaster of an elite Delaware prep school faces at least 50 years in prison after being convicted Monday of dealing in ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • It's down to the wire for online 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 ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

    MILWAUKEE – A white Milwaukee police officer fired after killing a mentally ill black man in April won’t face criminal charges, the top county prosecu ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Report: Business linked to appointee saw CPS boost

    CHICAGO – A Chicago Board of Education member appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2013 has stake in companies that have seen a boost in the business th ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • N.Y. mayor calls for temporary protest halt

    NEW YORK – As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening ri ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Blago brother: I was fed ‘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 ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Correction

    The “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down” on page A11 of Saturday’s edition contained an incorrect web address. To donate online to McHenry County PADS’ Give the G ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Hampshire fire causes about $20,000 in damage

    HAMPSHIRE – A fire that started in a wood burning stove Sunday morning caused about $20,000 in damage, the Hampshire Fire Department said in a news re ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • 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 - 11:13 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 ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:47 pm
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