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  • Huntley School District 158, support staff union resolve salary dispute

    HUNTLEY – Support staff from Huntley District 158 will receive an extra bump in their salary increases next year, after union leaders and administrato ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

    WASHINGTON – It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it. With Republ ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

    TOKYO – Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood – or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syr ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Vatican hits sour note with women, but progress may come

    VATICAN CITY – A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Romney’s exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

    DES MOINES, Iowa– Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    NEW YORK – Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.The govern ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that

    WASHINGTON – Whose Internet is it anyway?Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commiss ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Chicago mayor wages lively campaign with no big challengers

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't face any big-name challengers in his push for a second term, but the former White House chief of staff is ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

    ROSWELL, Ga. – The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hosp ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Southern Illinois cross drew nearly 10,000 visitors in 2014

    EFFINGHAM – Officials say a nearly 200-foot tall cross in Southern Illinois recorded close to 10,000 visitors last year.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Women are minority in McHenry County municipal bodies; local, state officials weigh in

    Before being urged and recruited to run for public office, McHenry Mayor Susan Low said it never crossed her mind that she might end up at the head of ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    WASHINGTON – After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that ne ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Uncertainty over polluted area puts Marengo well project, annexations on hold

    MARENGO – The uncertain direction of a pollution plume near Marengo’s border is disrupting a city plan years in the making to expand its western bound ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Fire causes estimated $100,000 damage to Island Lake home

    ISLAND LAKE – Sparks could be seen over the roof of a one-story house on Lakeview Drive on Saturday evening as firefighters responded to a fire in Isl ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • UPDATED: McHenry County under winter storm warning starting tonight

    The National Weather Service has issued an updated winter storm warning for much of the upper Midwest including McHenry and surrounding counties.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 2:59 pm
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