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  • Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages seek aid

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages n ...
    UPDATED: April 27, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

    BALTIMORE – Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law en ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Tuesday’s the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America’s gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Madigan continues push for campus sex assault protection

    EDWARDSVILLE – Victims of campus sex assaults in Illinois would have confidential university advisers to help guide them through the legal and medical ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois budget cuts to affect students, sickle cell center

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan deal to cut $300 million in spending in Illinois is set to affect college students, as well as Chicago residents with sickl ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Correction

    An article on page A3 in Sunday’s edition incorrectly reported the likely location for a relocated School District 26 bus barn. The bus barn likely wi ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • McHenry County College offers combined courses aimed at engaging students

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The task assigned by their teachers was to find something in the garden to take care of – raking the pebbles into wavy lines, picking d ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Spring Grove woman remembered for tireless community involvement

    SPRING GROVE – Throughout her life, Kathy Pelz was many things. The 58-year-old Spring Grove residen ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooting trial for Scott Peters will begin Tuesday

    WOODSTOCK – Opening arguments are planned for Tuesday in the trial of Scott B. Peters, the Holiday Hills man accused of shooting and injuring two McHe ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Lake in the Hills Village Board sets public hearing for new SSA

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village board recently took a step toward establishing a special service area for work related to the incoming medical offices ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • 2 exams found Aurora theater shooter to be sane, Colorado prosecutor says

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously p ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Motorcycle driver injured after Richmond crash with pickup truck

    RICHMOND – A crash involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle sent one person to an area hospital Monday afternoon, fire officials said.
    April 27, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • University of Chicago Medical Center nurses set to strike

    CHICAGO — A union representing more than 1,500 registered nurses is planning a strike at University of Chicago Medical Center to call attention to iss ...
    April 27, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Appellate court hears Mario Casciaro's Johnsburg murder appeal

    ELGIN – Attorneys made oral arguments Monday before a panel of three judges who will now decide whether to overturn or affirm the first-degree murder ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:24 pm
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