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  • Bement bus driver charged with sexually abusing teen

    BEMENT (AP) — Central Illinois authorities have charged a former school bus driver and assistant high school cheerleading sponsor who they say sexuall ...
    NEW: Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Holiday Hills man accused of shooting McHenry County deputies has bond increased to $7M

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge increased the bond to $7 million for the man accused of gunning down two deputies who responded to a domestic distu ...
    NEW: Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Champaign, University of Illinois police warn of robberies after campus attacks

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Champaign and University of Illinois police are urging people to travel in pairs following a string of attacks on campus.
    NEW: Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • USDA: Illinois corn, soybean harvests slogs along

    SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests in Illinois are limping along.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • Bradley man has chance to gut alligators

    BRADLEY (AP) — A recent advertisement in a specialty publication for trappers probably wouldn't catch just any reader's eye. But it fascinated Rendal ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Illinois state superintendent: School funding problems to remain after election

    PEORIA (AP) — The Illinois state superintendent of schools says the outcome of the governor's race won't make a difference for the state's education f ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • 5 Illinois school districts testing emergency response system

    QUINCY (AP) — Five school districts in Illinois are testing an emergency response system that gives first responders instant access to information suc ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • MCCD offers children's programs, stargazing, 2 paper-making classes

    Stargazing, campfires and making paper from scratch are some of the activities the McHenry County Conservation District has lined up for families.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Heineman Middle School to perform ‘Aladdin Jr.’

    HUNTLEY – Students from Heineman Middle School will perform the musical “Aladdin Jr.” on Thursday and Saturday inside the Performing Arts Center at Hu ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • No one injured in Crystal Lake chimney fire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There were no injuries after a chimney fire in Crystal Lake early Tuesday morning, fire officials said.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 6:44 am
  • Fox River Grove putting together downtown design guidelines

    FOX RIVER GROVE – With continued hopes for a downtown revitalization, village officials are putting together architectural and design guidelines.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Tickets on sale for Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County's fall gala

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Tickets are on sale now for Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County’s annual fall gala.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • Former county treasurer gets 4 years in theft case

    ALEDO – The former treasurer of western Illinois’ Mercer County has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing $13,000 from his county’s E911 ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Illinois governor candidates Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner spar on finance, jobs

    CHICAGO – Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois’ financ ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:07 am
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