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  • Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,300

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois is continuing to approve patients to use medical marijuana, with about 300 more approval letters sent in April.
    NEW: May 6, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Woman who tries to sneak on planes jailed in Chicago after O'Hare, Midway arrests

    CHICAGO (AP) — A woman known for trying to sneak onto planes without a ticket has been arrested at two Chicago airports.
    NEW: May 6, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Waukegan to pay $7.5M to man wrongfully convicted of murder, rape

    WAUKEGAN (AP) — The Waukegan City Council has voted to approve a $7.5 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by an Illinois man who wrongfully served n ...
    NEW: May 6, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Chicago approves $5.5 million package for police torture victims

    CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $5.5 million reparations package for the victims of the city's notorious police torture sca ...
    NEW: May 6, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • McHenry city pool passes go on sale May 12

    MCHENRY – Seasonal pool passes and private rentals of the Merkel Aquatic Center will go on sale Tuesday, May 12. 
    NEW: May 6, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Dixon grad, wife 'grateful' after Nepal earthquake

    KATHMANDU – What does one grab as an emergency unfolds? As a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, Ben and Holly Hilty had three prioritie ...
    NEW: May 6, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Prep A/C now to keep cool in summer

    Wake up your central air-conditioner unit which has been sitting idle through the past winter, collecting leaves and other debris.  If you want to be ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:18 am
  • Police seek 2 men who hit residents in Harvard home invasion

    HARVARD – Harvard police are searching for two men who struck four people during a home invasion Tuesday night.
    May 6, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Metra's Northwest Line on schedule after delays

    Inbound trains on Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest Line are on schedule after mechanical problems caused delays Wednesday morning, according to the com ...
    May 6, 2015 - 8:59 am
  • 10 Things to Know for May 6; Germanwings co-pilot tried descent before crash

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 6, 2015 - 7:08 am
  • Dense fog spreads across McHenry County

    Dense fog will hover in the McHenry County area through Wednesday morning, reducing visibility to less than one-quarter mile in some places, meteorolo ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Crystal Lake speakers talk heroin epidemic in Chicago suburbs, tips to fight drug abuse

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Growing up in Crystal Lake, Tim Ryan admittedly couldn’t find his off-switch with drug and alcohol use, a pattern of behaviors that led ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • School District 155 Board keeps current leadership over requests of new members

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The leadership of the Community High School District 155 Board will not be changing. ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Illinois workers' comp: Business groups, injured employees weigh in

    SPRINGFIELD – Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to revamp the state's workers' com ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • 60 bodies recovered in Nepal valley hit by quake, mudslide

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people – including nine foreigners – who were killed when Nepal's earthquake trig ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:11 pm
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