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  • JCPenney looking to hire in McHenry County for holiday season

    Preparing for the holiday shopping season, retailer chain JCPenney is hiring 650 seasonal associates for locations throughout the Chicago area, the co ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Eastern Illinois University says cost-cutting measures sliced deficit to $1 million

    CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Efforts over the summer to reduce costs at Eastern Illinois University, including layoffs and furloughs, dropped the school's ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District to offer cooking classes in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD – A series of cooking classes for adults will be offered this fall through a partnership of the Crystal Lake Park District and a recreational ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • 10 Things to Know For Today; Obama, Putin at odds over Syria

    1. OBAMA, PUTIN AT ODDS OVER SYRIAAt the U.N., the U.S. president and his Russian counterpart sharpl ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 6:12 am
  • Key Afghan city falls to Taliban in major government setback

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban captured the strategic northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday in a multi-pronged attack involving hundreds of fight ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Life on Mars? NASA says planet appears to have flowing water

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:05 am
  • Washington state suspends operations of duck tour company

    SEATTLE – Washington state regulators suspended the operations of a Seattle tour company Monday after one of its amphibious vehicles swerved into an o ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:05 am
  • World leaders at UN lay out sharply different views on Syria

    UNITED NATIONS – Vladimir Putin played it cool, Barack Obama was earnest but firm and Iran's president walked in smiling. World leaders glided through ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Obama, Putin clash over differences on Syria's future

    UNITED NATIONS – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin sharply disagreed Monday over the chaos in Syria, with Obama urging ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Scramble to fill top jobs in House after Boehner exit

    WASHINGTON – A chaotic scramble is on to fill the top GOP jobs in the House following Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation. Now the same conser ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:38 am
  • Senate advances stopgap spending bill to avoid shutdown

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Monday delivered a strong vote of confidence to a bipartisan spending bill that's needed to head off a government shutdown ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Republican front-runner Trump proposes tax cuts for all

    NEW YORK – After weeks of vowing to raise taxes on “hedge fund guys” and high-income earners, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump unveil ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Secretary White: Budget standoff may lead to security issues

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Monday that his office will suspend mailing some reminders to the public because of th ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Ex-House Speaker Hastert lawyers talking possible plea deal

    CHICAGO – A possible plea agreement is being negotiated in the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, attorneys told a judge Mon ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Two hospitalized with minor injuries after crash in Richmond

    RICHMOND – A rush hour crash Monday in Richmond sent two to the hospital with minor injuries, Richmond Fire Lt. Don Raef said.
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:30 am
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