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  • Open house at historic Ringwood home to show life at twilight in 1850s

    RINGWOOD – An upcoming open house at the 1850s Powers-Walker House will give visitors as sense of what life was like with only candles and lamps.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Intergovernmental agreement fully restores McHenry County VAC's support

    WOODSTOCK – A question over whether the support that the McHenry County Veterans Affairs Commission gets from county government is legal, which result ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Woodstock lawyer selected as McHenry County Associate Judge

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County's 22nd Judicial Circuit judges have selected a Woodstock attorney to fill the second vacancy on the local bench.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:06 am
  • Ben Carson defends his comment on mass shootings

    NEWARK, N.J. – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is defending his comments that he would try to overwhelm a shooter and "would not just sta ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • Kevin McCarthy's pledge to conservatives: 'I'm not John Boehner'

    WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is making a promise to conservative Republican lawmakers — "I'm not John Boehner" — as he seeks thei ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss President Obama arise

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Marengo police investigate possible heroin OD death

    MARENGO – Marengo police say they are investigating the possible heroin overdose death of a woman who was found unconscious in a home Tuesday night.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:08 am
  • Monsanto posts 4Q loss, to eliminate 2,600 jobs to cut costs

    WASHINGTON – Monsanto Co. says it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Illinois corn, soybean harvests at the halfway mark

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture says that both the corn and soybean harvests are about 50 percent complete.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:42 am
  • Crystal Lake school bus strikes light pole

    CRYSTAL LAKE – No one was injured when a school bus collided with a light pole Wednesday morning in Crystal Lake, officials said.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Oct. 7; Questions swirl around U.S. strike on Afghan hospital

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 6:20 am
  • U.S. government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obt ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving

    NEOGA – There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Illinois stops paying local health clinics for STD testing

    CHICAGO – Illinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that the state will no longer provide free testin ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid flooding

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tue ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am