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  • Illinois House OKs bill that would change specialty license plates

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would change the way the state creates specialty license plates.
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Route 47 near Hebron reopens after injured driver airlifted from crash

    HEBRON – Route 47 south of Hebron reopened Tuesday morning after being closed because of a crash that left one driver in serious condition, officials ...
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Paralegal Studies - A great salary for two years of study

    If you enjoy research and writing and have excellent organizational skills, paralegal studies might be the career you’re looking for.
    April 21, 2015 - 8:01 am
  • Wind advisory issued for McHenry County

    McHenry County will be under a wind advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.
    April 21, 2015 - 7:35 am
  • 10 Things to Know for April 21; Jeb Bush prepares for presidential campaign experiment

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    April 21, 2015 - 6:48 am
  • Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

    HONOLULU – The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism

    KEENE, N.H. – Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republ ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

    CHICAGO – Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases in and aro ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested

    CATANIA, Sicily – Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to h ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Detroit Zoo to turn manure from its animals into power

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo is planning to turn abundant piles of animal manure into energy.T ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Illinois university faculty among best paid in Big 10

    CHAMPAIGN – Faculty pay at the University of Illinois is among the highest in the Big Ten.The Champa ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Autopsy set after man's body found in vehicle in Rock River

    ROCKFORD – Authorities in Rockford say an autopsy is planned on a 24-year-old man whose body was found in a vehicle submerged in the Rock River.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
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