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  • Islamic State standoff involves Jordanian pilot, Japanese journalist, prisoner

    AMMAN, Jordan — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war c ...
    NEW: Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any Islamic State trade

    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purport ...
    NEW: Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Abbott Laboratories beats 4th-quarter profit forecasts

    NORTH CHICAGO — Abbott Laboratories (ABT) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $905 million.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Illinois Supreme Court takes on Crystal Lake South bleachers case

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case between the city of Crystal Lake and Community High School District 155 over the ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has struck a funeral for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 and w ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:20 am
  • Bulgaria extradites man suspected of link to French attacks

    PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman wanted in connection with deadly terrorist attacks in Paris has been extradited from Bulgaria to France, where he is facing c ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:12 am
  • State senator files bill to honor 7 brothers, WWII vets

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator has filed legislation that would name a portion of a central Illinois highway after seven brothers ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Jan. 29; Tokyo studying message allegedly from hostage

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:09 am
  • Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan’s release of an Iraqi would-be hotel ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Clarification

    A story on page A3 of the Wednesday, Jan. 28, edition did not list the total cost of a software contract the McHenry County Board is considering termi ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Fox River Grove officials discuss TIF expansion

    FOX RIVER GROVE – As part of an agreement with a potential developer, municipal officials on Wednesday explained the mechanics of potentially expandin ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Illinois video gambling tax revenue more than doubles

    SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois and local governments saw tax revenue from video gambling more than double last year.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 7:59 pm
  • Boston, buried by 2 feet of snow, digs out from blizzard

    BOSTON – Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after a blizzard buried a swath of New ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Harvard man found guilty of predatory sexual assault of 9-year-old girl

    WOODSTOCK – A 37-year-old Harvard man faces 15 to 67 years in prison after he was found guilty on Wednesday of predatory sexual assault and aggravated ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Nippersink Creek restoration work to address flooding, invasive species

    RINGWOOD – Just around a bend of Nippersink Creek from a large orange excavator, the stream’s banks cut straight down to its bed.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
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