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  • Soul-searching in House as McCarthy tries to lock up top job

    WASHINGTON – Stunned and divided, House Republicans sought a way forward Tuesday as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pledged to bring them together afte ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:16 am
  • Facing Congress, Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos

    WASHINGTON – The head of Planned Parenthood defended the women's health organization Tuesday before a Republican-run Congress bent on slashing its fed ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:15 am
  • Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite U.S. airstrikes

    KABUL, Afghanistan – A day after a strategic northern city fell to the Taliban, the insurgents fanned out in full force Tuesday, closing roads, throwi ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:15 am
  • Obama says fight against Islamic State group will take time

    UNITED NATIONS – President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged all possible tools – military, intelligence and economic – to defeat the Islamic State grou ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:15 am
  • Hunter finds 260 marijuana plants growing at Illinois park

    PROPHETSTOWN – Police in western Illinois said a hunter who was scouting land ahead of deer season found 260 marijuana plants illegally growing at Big ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:15 am
  • Budget director: Chicago to go over budget on police OT

    CHICAGO – Chicago's budget director says the city is on track to pay $100 million in police overtime this year, which is $30 million over budget.CHICA ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:15 am
  • U of Illinois finds bird that escaped from clinic handler

    URBANA – An American kestrel that the University of Illinois used as an educational bird of prey has been found after escaping last week.URBANA – An A ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:15 am
  • Chicago Botanic Garden's 2nd corpse flower is blooming

    GLENCOE – A suburban Chicago garden with a disappointing rainforest plant that refused to bloom now has a new star attraction.GLENCOE – A suburban Chi ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:15 am
  • Drew Peterson murder-for-hire trial delayed until February

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire trial in southern Illinois has been postponed until early next year.CHESTER – Drew Peterson's murder-for-hir ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:15 am
  • McHenry County towns take big hit on video gaming amid budget impasse

    Add it to the growing list of concerns municipalities have with the budget stalemate in Springfield: The potential to lose thousands in video gambling ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Crystal Lake South homecoming unaffected by court ruling on bleachers

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Although the Community High School District 155 Board is set to discuss bids for the demolition of the Crystal Lake South High School b ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • McHenry to get third Dunkin' Donuts location

    McHENRY – A third Dunkin' Donuts is looking to move into McHenry.Construction could start as early a ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • McHenry County's Lemonade Brigade appear on 'Steve Harvey' (with video)

    The McHenry County-based Lemonade Brigade appeared on NBC-TV's "Steve Harvey" this week. The talk s ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:07 am
  • U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren accepting intern applications

    U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, announced he is now accepting applications for fall 2015 and spring 2016 semester internships in both his Washingto ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Furniture by Jason in McHenry to host grand opening of store Saturday

    McHENRY – A new store in downtown McHenry featuring handcrafted furniture from a local resident will host its grand opening on Saturday complete with ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 2:20 am
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