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  • Overcoming hostilities, U.S. and Cuba to open embassies

    WASHINGTON – After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s cap ...
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Illinois governor vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has struck down cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers as Illinois begins a fiscal year without an approved bud ...
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Obama: ‘Feeling pretty good’ about health care

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’s “feeling pretty good” about the state of his health c ...
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Emails show top officials aware of Clinton’s private address

    WASHINGTON – Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was us ...
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Illinois Senate advances plan to increase school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee has advanced legislation to increase funding for education this year to a level first proposed by Gov. Bruc ...
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings

    CHICAGO – Three former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after ...
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

    ATHENS, Greece – The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in ex ...
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Lakewood to replace expiring SSA with new one

    LAKEWOOD – A special property tax district, often known as an SSA, is proposed to replace an expiring one that raises money to maintain the Turnberry ...
    UPDATED: July 1, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Cary crash sends two to hospital, police say

    CARY – Two people were taken to a hospital after a rear-end collision involving two vehicles, Cary Police Chief Pat Finlon said.
    UPDATED: July 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Driver injured in Marengo vehicle-pole crash, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

    MARENGO – A driver was taken to a hospital after a crash in unincorporated Marengo that required extrication and left the vehicle heavily damaged, fir ...
    UPDATED: July 1, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Cary driver cited after crash injures West Dundee motorcyclist

    CARY – A motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital Wednesday after a crash in Cary, fire officials said.
    UPDATED: July 1, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • McHenry County agencies could feel pain in protracted Illinois budget fight

    Pioneer Center for Human Services, like most Illinois social-service agencies, has become used to late or shorted state reimbursement payments.
    UPDATED: July 1, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • McHenry County coroner case 'convoluted' as attorneys sort out legal representation

    WOODSTOCK – The case involving criminal charges against the former McHenry County coroner keeps getting more complicated as one conflict has led to an ...
    UPDATED: July 1, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Woodstock driver collides with Lakewood police car, driver's ed vehicle

    LAKEWOOD – McHenry County sheriff’s police cited two drivers Wednesday after one of the drivers crashed into a driver’s education vehicle and a Lakewo ...
    UPDATED: July 1, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • OSHA cites Island Lake manufacturer after serious arm injury

    ISLAND LAKE – An Island Lake manufacturer has been cited for safety violations after an employee’s arm was pulled into a machine that had been set up ...
    UPDATED: July 1, 2015 - 11:05 pm
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