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  • Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Detroit Zoo to turn manure from its animals into power

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Detroit Zoo is planning to turn abundant piles of animal manure into energy.T ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Illinois university faculty among best paid in Big 10

    CHAMPAIGN – Faculty pay at the University of Illinois is among the highest in the Big Ten.The Champa ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Autopsy set after man's body found in vehicle in Rock River

    ROCKFORD – Authorities in Rockford say an autopsy is planned on a 24-year-old man whose body was found in a vehicle submerged in the Rock River.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois tornado raises concerns on warnings in rural areas

    CANTRALL – A deadly tornado in the small northern Illinois community of Fairdale earlier this month is raising questions about how best to warn rural ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois prisons chief says union contracts causing problems

    SPRINGFIELD – The new director of Illinois prisons says union contracts are the source of many problems within the Illinois Department of Corrections ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • GOP’s Darin LaHood favored in race to replace Schock

    SPRINGFIELD – The son of former federal cabinet member and longtime congressman Ray LaHood remained the overwhelming favorite Monday as the field took ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • McHenry County College traffic safety program sees enrollment decline as fewer tickets issued

    As area police are sending far fewer traffic tickets to the McHenry County court system than in previous years, a relevant program run by McHenry Coun ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Marengo public works director fired after 13 years with city

    MARENGO – City officials fired the Marengo public works director, ending his 13-year tenure at City Hall where he climbed the department ranks and ult ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • South Carolina paper wins Pulitzer for reporting on domestic violence

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Marlowe Middle School hosts 2-night patriotic event in Huntley starting Friday

    HUNTLEY – Students from Marlowe Middle will recite patriotic speeches, sing and dance during a fundraiser for the Huntley Area Veterans Foundation on ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Crystal Lake committee to hear details of proposed CVS Pharmacy

    CRYSTAL LAKE – CVS Pharmacy is moving forward with plans to put a store in Crystal Lake, but some neighbors aren’t keen on the drugstore chain’s plann ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Registrations still being accepted for McHenry County Human Race 5K

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Sunday's McHenry County Human Race is supporting 55 local charities this year, and organizers are still accepting registration for part ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Scott Peters attorney: Potential witness conflict in Holiday Hills shooting case

    WOODSTOCK – A potential witness disclosed by prosecutors presents a conflict for attorneys representing Scott Peters, his public defenders told a judg ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:58 pm
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