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  • People celebrate Fourth of July at Crystal Lake Lakeside Festival, Main Beach

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Parades, firework shows and festivals took place throughout McHenry County during Fourth of July weekend, and some people tried to see ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Analysts: Greek government’s post-referendum future unsure

    ATHENS, Greece – Whether Greeks decide in Sunday’s referendum to accept their lenders’ bailout deal or reject it, the government’s hold on power may b ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Detour: Road work suspended for Fourth, but closures remain

    Road work is suspended for the Independence Day holiday, but watch for existing road and lane closures.
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Narcan just one weapon against McHenry County heroin, opiate overdose deaths

    As area police departments make a push to carry Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, statistics from the McHenry County cor ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Documents: Lakewood considered tax revenue sharing with sports complex

    LAKEWOOD – The top priorities of extending utilities to Routes 47 and 176, improving the intersection and reimbursing the village for its expenses are ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

    LOS ANGELES – At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer

    The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization cer ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

    SPRINGFIELD – The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

    AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia – In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellhe ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Report: Firm fees from Chicago schools borrowing tops $18M

    CHICAGO – Dozens of legal and financial firms have been paid roughly $18 million in fees from borrowing and debt-refinancing deals with Chicago Public ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says

    CAIRO – President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Gov. Walker and Wisconsin GOP retreat on open records limits

    MADISON, Wis. – In a sudden reversal amid a stinging backlash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders said they agreed Saturday to co ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack

    TUNIS, Tunisia – Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, sa ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Fox River Grove Fire Department responds to Cary boat crash

    CARY – The Fox River Grove Fire Department responded to a call for a boat crash on the Fox River in Cary at 9:46 p.m. Saturday, Capt. Elbee Jackson sa ...
    NEW: July 4, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Inmate shot 3 weeks after escape still hospitalized in NY

    ALBANY, N.Y. – A prison inmate shot and captured after three weeks on the run in northern New York remained hospitalized Friday while the body of his ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:41 pm
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