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  • Marco Rubio says nation doesn't need U.S. Education Department

    CARSON CITY, Nev. – Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommenda ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Video: Police land a helicopter in Fox Lake manhunt

    In this short video from Tuesday afternoon, police land a helicopter that's part of the manhunt in the fatal shooting of an officer in Fox Lake.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Crystal Lake man wanted in police standoff has fled; warrant issued

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Crystal Lake police have issued an arrest warrant against a Crystal Lake man after an incident Tuesday caused police to cordon off the ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 6:28 pm
  • Fox Lake police officer killed just miles from Holiday Hills shooting site (with video)

    FOX LAKE – More than a hundred police officers scoured terrain only miles from the site of another manhunt that occurred less than a year before, but ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 6:46 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Sept. 1; Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 6:12 am
  • McHenry County Board committee examines limited options in wake of scathing dental audit

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee frustrated with the likelihood that prosecuting several dentists accused of double-billing at the taxpaye ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Too much homework? McHenry County students, parents, schools weigh in

    McHENRY – When Casey Hewett was in third grade, she said her homework could take up to an hour sometimes. 
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Illinois’ history museum is latest target in political fight

    SPRINGFIELD – The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasi ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

    HOUSTON – The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, aut ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

    WASHINGTON – Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection wit ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions

    BRUSSELS – French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed h ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Ba ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • U.S. judge acquits Chicago lawyer of coaching clients to lie

    CHICAGO – A high-profile Chicago lawyer was acquitted Monday of coaching clients and witnesses to lie, with the federal judge who oversaw the rare tri ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Heavy rainfall tarnishes quality of Illinois wheat crop

    RED BUD – Many wheat growers have seen decent yields across Illinois, but heavy rainfall late in the growing season diminished much of their crop's va ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Rauner signs law toughening penalties on drunk drivers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois will begin putting ignition locking devices on the vehicles of drivers with two or more drunken driving convictions.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:58 pm
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