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  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 rethinks grading, considers test retakes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A failure to complete homework was digging a hole students couldn’t climb out of.The ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Turkey bombing IS, but also striking Kurdish targets

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it's afraid of losing clout with the U.S ...
    July 25, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Star-studded opening ceremony for LA's 2015 Special Olympics

    LOS ANGELES – The Special Olympic World Games kicked off Saturday in Los Angeles as 6,500 athletes from 165 countries streamed into the Memorial Colis ...
    July 25, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Detour: Sinkhole in Spring Grove closes Blivin Street intersection

    • ROUTE 12 SINKHOLE: We never thought we’d have to write about a road closed on account of a sinkhole, but there’s a first time for everything.
    July 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Theater shooter John Russell Houser's mental problems didn't stop him from buying gun

    LAFAYETTE, La. – John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems ...
    July 25, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo asks public to vote on names for wolf pups

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Zoological Society says the new additions to Brookfield Zoo's animal population are healthy. Now they just need names.
    July 25, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers seek federal flood relief for farmers

    CHICAGO – Members of Illinois' congressional delegation are asking President Barack Obama to approve federal disaster relief for farmers hit by severe ...
    July 25, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Blase Cupich says Chicago Archdiocese will act on climate change

    CHICAGO – Chicago's Catholic archdiocese is the nation's first to monitor its buildings' power and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
    July 25, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Consumer groups questions lax Illinois laws on ATV safety

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has some of the least-restrictive laws regulating all-terrain vehicles, and enthusiasts and consumer advocates are divided abou ...
    July 25, 2015 - 6:53 pm
  • Sandra Bland's death in jail focuses new attention on inmate suicides

    DALLAS – When Sandra Bland died in a small Texas jail last week, she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates whose deaths were determine ...
    July 25, 2015 - 6:51 pm
  • Sandra Bland funeral draws mourners, supporters to Lisle church

    LISLE – The upbeat music that played Saturday morning at the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle was in stark contrast to the somber fa ...
    July 25, 2015 - 6:44 pm
  • 82-year-old Spring Grove man with 'medical concerns' missing

    SPRING GROVE – An 82-year-old from Spring Grove has been missing since 2:30 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Of ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • Hillary Clinton to testify before Benghazi panel in October

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Oct. 22 before the House committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in the 2012 attacks in ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Man killed by shark while diving off Australian coast

    HOBART, Australia – A woman watched her father being mauled to death by a large shark on Saturday while the pair were diving off the Australian island ...
    July 25, 2015 - 9:26 am
  • St. Charles police seek public’s help in search for missing teen

    ST. CHARLES – Police in St. Charles and Campton Hills on Friday continued their search for a 14-year-old Campton Hills girl who last was seen Wednesda ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:46 pm
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