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  • Monarchs, praying mantis topics of upcoming MCCD programs

    Kids will examine the body parts, behaviors and the egg cases of praying mantis before journeying outside in search of the insect.
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Car ends up in trench in Crystal Lake, no injuries

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It appears no serious injuries were sustained after a vehicle Tuesday drove into a shallow trench in front of a Crystal Lake residence, ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

    SPRINGFIELD — The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 1:47 pm
  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Added security coming to D-300 high schools

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A new alert system that uses strobe lights and audio messages to alert students and staff of lockdown situations will soon be added ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Court docs: murder victim shot 2 years before she was found

    WOODSTOCK – William J. Ross on Tuesday made his first courtroom appearance since being charged with first-degree murder, more than six months after a ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • US: New sanctions on Russia could come Tuesday

    WASHINGTON — The White House says the United States could impose additional economic sanctions on Russia as soon as Tuesday.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry h ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study releas ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Illinois River's man-made island now complete

    PEORIA — A man-made island in the Illinois River built to provide habitat for fish and a place for birds to call home will officially be complete this ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Illinois woman dies retrieving phone from fire

    BARTONVILLE — Authorities say a central Illinois woman is dead after running back into her burning home to get her cell phone. A police officer who tr ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

    BERWYN — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • McHenry County Fair schedule

    The McHenry County Fair begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday. Here is a list of information, activities and events for the fair.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Pictures of the Week

    Check out some of our favorite pictures from the past week... ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • St. Clair County OKs $7M medical marijuana plan

    MARISSA – A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa.
    July 29, 2014 - 10:41 am
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