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  • Illinois bill penalizes for leaving pets in extreme weather

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation that would make leaving pets outside in extreme hot or cold weather puni ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Chicago boy's dog-mauling death yields citations but no charges

    CHICAGO — Police in Chicago have cited the owner of a dog that mauled a 5-year-old boy to death on the city's South Side.
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Aurora man arrested at Chicago airport to plead guilty in terror case, lawyer says

    CHICAGO — An attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria says her client intends to change his ...
    NEW: May 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Land Conservancy of McHenry County to open new Harvard park

    HARVARD – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, a nonprofit land preservation organization, will host a grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. June 14 at Ga ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:26 am
  • Crystal Lake-based school districts 155, 47 bus service director earns certification

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The assistant director for Crystal Lake Community School District 47 and Community High School District 155's shared bus service operat ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • SEDOM Center School graduation in Woodstock emphasizes family

    WOODSTOCK – Tuesday night was about family. That was the message of Trina Harrelson, a teacher at th ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Closed-door trial in Iran of Washington Post reporter begins

    TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian security court on Tuesday began the closed-door espionage trial of an Iranian-American reporter for The Washington Post who ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

    WASHINGTON – Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part o ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Iraq begins operation to oust Islamic State from Anbar

    BAGHDAD – Iraq vowed Tuesday to retake Anbar province – now mostly held by the Islamic State – by launching a large-scale military operation less than ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

    WASHINGTON – Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Police: U.S. airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills self

    A U.S. airman "with no apparent motive" walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one w ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

    NEW YORK – Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to d ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather th ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Casino group to buy Fairmount Park pending approval of slots

    ST. LOUIS – The owners of an East St. Louis casino plan to buy the struggling Fairmount Park racetrack, provided Illinois lawmakers agree to allow a g ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • FBI offering $5,000 reward in Chicago horse carriage arson

    CHICAGO – The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information in the case of an arson fire that destroyed 13 horse-drawn carriages on Chicago's North ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
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