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  • Key events following the death of Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missour ...
    NEW: Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Negotiators still working to end Harvey standoff

    HARVEY – Law enforcement officials are continuing to negotiate with at least one hostage-taker for the release of two children and two adults he is st ...
    NEW: Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the i ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Former Shady Lane restaurant "completely destroyed" after structure fire

    MARENGO – An overnight structure fire "completely destroyed" what was once the Shady Lane restaurant building, according to Marengo Fire Chief.
    UPDATED: Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • Sage YMCA to give sneak peek of expansion Thursday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake residents can get a sneak peek of the new and improved $18.2 million Sage YMCA during a special event Thursday evening.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Starved Rock trails begin to reopen to public

    OGLESBY – Officials at Starved Rock State Park are beginning to re-open footpaths that have been closed due to severe storm damage.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

    HARVEY – Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harv ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Chicago woman slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

    CHICAGO – A Chicago woman whose beaten body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was repeatedly and violently abuse ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Former Illinois school bus driver jailed for DUI

    WHEATON – A former school bus driver from northern Illinois has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for driving drunk while on duty.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Report: Rauner firm had Cayman investment funds

    SPRINGFIELD – A newspaper reported that Republican Bruce Rauner’s former private equity firm set up investment funds in the Cayman Islands – including ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Clock ticks on Illinois term limits ballot measure

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    CHICAGO – Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor’s office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise – s ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Traffic congestion to continue at Huntley High School

    HUNTLEY – Students and parents could face congestion during the back-to-school commute Wednesday to Huntley High School, with an area road project des ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Opposition to McHenry County RV restrictions come out in force

    WOODSTOCK – Proposed restrictions to the outdoor storage of boats and other recreational vehicles on residential lots has owners up in arms.
    UPDATED: Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Woodstock OKs zoning, special use request from medical marijuana dispensary

    WOODSTOCK – The City Council decided late Tuesday night to alter zoning and grant a special use request for a medical marijuana dispensary at 2300-231 ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:01 am
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