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  • Joe Cocker dies at 70; British singer known for Beatles' covers, ballads

    LONDON — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.His London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, said C ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:39 pm
  • ARDC investigates Mario Casciaro prosecutors after witness complains, declines to act further

    WOODSTOCK – The state oversight committee in charge of disciplining lawyers declined to further investigate the McHenry County prosecutors who tried M ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • For UPS, FedEx, online retailers, it's down to the wire for deliveries for Christmas shopping

    ATLANTA — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occ ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Explosive device found in unincorporated Marengo, authorities say

    The McHenry County Sheriff's Office on Sunday found what appeared to be an explosive device in the ground in unincorporated Marengo, an official said.
    UPDATED: Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • China indicts Jackie Chan's son Jaycee on drug charge

    BEIJING — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, mo ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with U.S. opening

    HAVANA (AP) — U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musicians. Wha ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

    NEW YORK — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • Pope Francis in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Police departments on alert after New York City cop killings

    NEW YORK — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making i ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Au ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Cook County judge to address cameras in courtroom

    CHICAGO — The chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County is scheduled to address reporters about allowing cameras into courtrooms.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Autopsies set for 4 people shot dead in Rockford, Illinois

    ROCKFORD — A coroner says autopsies are planned for four people, including two young children, fatally shot in the northern Illinois community of Rock ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • Chicago's Lake Shore Drive reopens after fatal wrong-way car crash

    CHICAGO — A section of Chicago's iconic Lake Shore Drive that was closed after a wrong-way car crash left one person dead and several others injured h ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Dec. 22; Big-city police warned to wear bulletproof vests in days after NYPD cop killings

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 7:51 am
  • Nonprofit notebook for Dec. 22

    Turning Point planning artand BYOB charity eventCRYSTAL LAKE – Bring your favorite coffee, hot choco ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:53 pm
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