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  • McHenry County communities examine effects of red-light cameras

    FOX RIVER GROVE – When the contract for the red-light camera at Route 22 and 14 comes up for renewal, Trustee Steve Knar wants Fox River Grove to take ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • $2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump

    NEW YORK – At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

    WASHINGTON – Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers’ personal information ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Pro-Russian rebels reject peace deal, launch new offensive

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine rejected a previously signed peace deal Friday and launched a new multipronged offensive agai ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Yemen's Shiite rebels try to avoid overstepping amid protest

    SANAA, Yemen – Yemen's Shiite rebels faced mounting pressures and signs of internal divisions Friday after the U.S.-backed president and his cabinet r ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • U.S., Cuba end historic talks with more questions than answers

    HAVANA – After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. products at their corner stores, the firs ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Japan vows not to give up on 2 hostages till 'the very end'

    TOKYO – Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic mi ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

    LAS VEGAS – Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. No ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Quinn leaves office without penning final statement

    SPRINGFIELD – Former Gov. Pat Quinn left office in a tumult: dozens of clemencies, laws and executive orders signed.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Effort to get Obama library draws Chicago-style suspicions

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama’s presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president’s ho ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Amazon will start collecting sales tax from Illinois consumers next month to comply with a new state law, the company said.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers

    NEW YORK – McDonald's isn't lovin' it, and it's going to do something about it.The world's largest h ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Numbers of Illinois households on food stamps still rising

    SPRINGFIELD – State figures show the number of Illinois households on food stamps continues to rise.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois jobless rate falls to 6.2 percent, lowest since '08

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois' unemployment rate fell in December to the lowest it's been in almost seven years, 6.2 percent, the Illinois Department of Employ ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Lake in the Hills teen reported missing

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A 17-year-old Lake in the Hills boy has been reported missing by his mother, police said.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:17 pm
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