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  • Bond set for Marengo woman in alleged car, poodle theft

    WOODSTOCK – A family dog was caught in the center of a car robbery, but has since been returned to its owners, a McHenry County prosecutor said.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Judy Baar Topinka memorial: Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner, James Thompson, others offer high praise

    COUNTRYSIDE – There wasn’t a person in attendance at a memorial held Wednesday for the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka who didn’t remark o ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Michelle Obama designates Woodstock a 'Preserve America Community'

    WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock is one of just 11 Illinois locations that can call itself a Preserve America Community, after a recent designation b ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Despite some concerns, Crystal Lake approves annexation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The plan for a newly annexed lot at Huntley and Ackman roads remains unclear. The lac ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midte ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • 1 injured after Crystal Lake crash involving semitrailer, car

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One driver was taken to an area hospital Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash in Crystal Lake, fire officials said.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Sydney hostage planned daring escape in Australia cafe

    SYDNEY — The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Australian leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

    SYDNEY — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off it years ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • U.S., Cuba to normalize relations; Obama to speak

    WASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift i ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Cicero landlord gets life in Valentine's Day 2010 fire that killed 7

    CHICAGO — A Cicero landlord has been sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of seven people during a Valentine's Day 2010 apartment fire that pros ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • In Rockford police shooting, lawsuit of church running day care pending

    ROCKFORD (AP) — The city of Rockford has settled one lawsuit after the police shooting death of an unarmed black man in 2009 but a second lawsuit is s ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Illinois man gets 20 years in Granite City home invasion, pummeling

    EDWARDSVILLE — A southwestern Illinois man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting his role in pummeling a man with a hammer and meta ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Dec. 17; No charges filed against Bill Cosby in Playboy Mansion case

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:18 am
  • Aussie leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

    SYDNEY – A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off it years ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Reporter won't have to reveal murder-case source

    JOLIET – Appellate court judges have reversed a lower-court ruling that had ordered a journalist to reveal the source of a leak in a northern Illinois ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:57 pm
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