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  • Another year of financial uncertainty looms for Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Homeless shelters in Illinois and low-income college students who rely on state funds are facing another year of financial uncertainty a ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Army Corps blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

    CANNON BALL, N.D. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dako ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Cary police reports for Sunday, December 4, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner names members of Illinois Bicentennial Commission

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed more than three dozen people to lead the planning for Illinois' 200th birthday celebration.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Illinois sees warmest fall on record since 1931

    CHAMPAIGN – This year's fall has been the warmest on record in Illinois since 1931.Climatologist Jim ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Illinois officials review child's death at Chicago day care

    CHICAGO – State officials are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy at a north side Chicago home daycare.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

    ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Donald Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

    BEIJING – President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • For now, Donald Trump bears signs of a dealmaker president, not a policymaker

    WASHINGTON – He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards.It's a freewheeling style ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Ex-POW Bowe Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a late ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois leaders differ on progress in meeting with governor

    CHICAGO – Illinois legislative leaders differed on the outcome of their latest meeting with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • For Illinois student veterans, tattoos tell quite a story

    URBANA – For Caleb Carlson, his tattoos remind him to keep balance in his life. For Brandi Binder, they remind her of what she lost. And for Brent Bla ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments for week of Dec. 2

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this week indicted the following people on the following charges:
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Steimke: How to navigate charity giving

    This last week I had seven requests for donations in my mailbox. On Giving Tuesday, my inbox and social media were loaded with requests.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:35 pm
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