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  • 1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas

    TULSA, Okla. – The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Southern Illinois charity named for strangling victims sued

    COLUMBIA – A southern Illinois charity named after a woman and her two sons who were strangled to death is being sued by the state for allegedly missp ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

    WASHINGTON – Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 tri ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Report: France jet audio shows pilot was locked out of cockpit

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France – The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Islamic school chief pleads not guilty to sexual abuse

    ROLLING MEADOWS – The head of an Elgin Islamic school has pleaded not guilty to eight criminal counts alleging he sexually abused an employee.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE – Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick her out of office.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Senate on spot to back budget gap measure

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year’s budget and s ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Bruce Rauner's commission examines Illinois sentencing laws

    A commission to re-evaluate Illinois’ sentencing laws, and eventually reduce the state’s prison population, is moving forward under Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • 2.9-magnitude earthquake hits Lake in the Hills; McHenry County residents report impact

    LAKE IN THE HILLS  – A 2.9-magnitude earthquake hit Lake in the Hills shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
    March 25, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Richmond Village Board candidates look to balance small-town feel, big-business dreams

    RICHMOND – Candidates in the April election for the Richmond Village Board are looking for ways to preserve the community’s motto, “Village of Yestery ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Medical emergency ends McHenry County zoning hearing

    WOODSTOCK – A medical emergency abruptly ended a zoning hearing over a controversial request to allow a Nunda Township home to operate as a bed and br ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • McHenry County environmental groups announce event on fracking

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry is hosting a public event on fracking March 31.
    March 25, 2015 - 5:23 pm
  • Woodstock woman charged with church burglary

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock woman has been charged with burglarizing a Woodstock church. Jessica R. Mads ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Fundraiser for Cary man with Ewing sarcoma cancer set for Saturday

    CARY – Jake Kaplan was a 15-year-old student at Cary-Grove High School when a dentist found a lump in his mouth during a routine dental exam.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Lake in the Hills Planning and Zoning chairman dies after battling cancer

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – From village affairs to rotary club to father-daughter organizations, Tom Stock, who recently lost a battle with cancer, gave his ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
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