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  • Illinois schools boost recruitment for substitute teachers

    CHATHAM – Faced with a shortage of substitute teachers, school districts in Illinois are increasing their recruitment efforts and getting a boost from ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • Chicago pledges improvements to police after scathing Justice Department report

    CHICAGO – Chicago officials are pledging to revamp the city Police Department after a scathing federal report, but a change in presidential administra ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Florida airport shooting highlights nexus between mentally ill, cops

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale's airport, authorities said he walked into an FBI office in Alaska, ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:34 pm
  • ‘Is it on your bucket list to save a life?’ Johnsburg grad to donate kidney to classmates' child

    JOHNSBURG – Married not long after graduating from Johnsburg High School where they met, Ryan and Ashley Wagner’s joy 10 years later over expanding th ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Cary Library holds open house after $2.6M renovation complete

    CARY – The Somers family is looking forward to more visits to the library in 2017 after seeing the new renovations at this weekend's open house.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 5:54 pm
  • Marchers brave cold, rain for MLK march in DC

    WASHINGTON – Despite rain and cold weather, marchers filled several blocks in Washington on Saturday as they rallied in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day m ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 3:48 pm
  • Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend

    NEW YORK – Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, i ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 3:48 pm
  • Protesters denounce Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, plans

    WASHINGTON – A standing-room-only crowd packed into a historic African-American church in downtown Washington on Saturday for one of dozens of rallies ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:59 pm
  • Pesky ice storm reaches southern Illinois; more on way

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Parts of the central U.S. grappled Saturday with a second day of road-glazing ice and braced for more of the treacherous, below-fre ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:59 pm
  • East St. Louis man gets 34 years for Carpentersville drug deal, police chase

    CARPENTERSVILLE – An East St. Louis man has been sentenced to more than three decades in prison for a drug deal in Carpentersville that turned violent ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' legacy: 70,000 slain birds

    NEW YORK – Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:24 am
  • Fox River Grove garage fire causes $50,000 in damage

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The Fox River Grove Fire Department responded to a garage fire Thursday evening that caused about $50,000 worth of damage, a fire of ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • McHenry County Electoral Board tosses state rep's anti-tax referendum from April 4 ballot

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County election officials tossed an advisory property tax freeze referendum off the April 4 ballot for having far from the require ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Heartland Blood Centers reports immediate critical blood shortage

    Heartland Blood Centers representatives said the center is in critical need of several blood types to meet the demands of hospitals in northern Illino ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • Crystal Lake Public Works employee flown to hospital after being hit by SUV

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake Public Works Department employee was flown to an area hospital Friday morning after he was struck by an SUV, police said ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:09 am
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