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  • Watch Replay: 2015 McHenry County Spelling Bee

    Watch a replay of the 2015 McHenry County Spelling Bee, won by Mareike Western of Johnsburg. The bee ...
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health ov ...
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • IDOT should clean house on hiring rules, court monitor says

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' political-hiring rules are complicated by union representation, defeating the purpose of ensuring most government jobs are ope ...
    NEW: March 4, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Clinton email investigation: House committee subpoenas messages in Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON – A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who use ...
    March 4, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • McDonald's says it won't use human antibiotics in chicken

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.
    March 4, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • Oakwood Hills power plant opposition group donates remaining $10,000

    OAKWOOD HILLS – When developers pulled a $450 million power plant proposal for Oakwood Hills in September, the grassroots organization that fought for ...
    March 4, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • McHenry County seeking bids for land for salt dome

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County is looking to buy land for a new and larger road salt dome, but no takers have yet materialized.
    March 4, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Harvard starts work to create new comprehensive plan

    HARVARD – On Thursday, Harvard residents can contribute their own ideas to the city's long-term goals, as officials start updating a comprehensive pla ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Algonquin, Woodstock denounce Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts

    Fearing drastic cutbacks to police, public works and other core governmental services, officials from two area communities this week formally denounce ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Suburban Chicago girl, 15, gets juvenile prison in half-sister's death

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl has been sentenced to juvenile prison for the fatal stabbing of her younger half-sister in J ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Wauconda District 118 suing Lakemoor over TIF district (with document)

    LAKEMOOR – It took more than a year for Lakemoor village officials to plan and approve a tax increment finance district at Route 120 and Route 12 but ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • African Children's Choir to perform at Crystal Lake church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The internationally acclaimed African Children's Choir will be performing at a Crystal Lake Church as part of its ongoing efforts to ra ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Police asking for help finding missing Crystal Lake Central student, 18

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department is still asking for the public's help in finding Adrian Salazar, the 18-year-old who has not been ho ...
    March 4, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Justice Dept. clears Darren Wilson in Michael Brown case, Ferguson police force criticized

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 1,600

    SPRINGFIELD — The number of Illinois patients getting state approval to use medical marijuana continues to climb.
    March 4, 2015 - 11:23 am
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