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  • Election 2016: Active first filing day for McHenry County primary candidates

    WOODSTOCK – The first minute of the first day candidates have to file to run for office in the March 15 primary was a busy one for the McHenry County ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Election 2016: Candidates filing in McHenry County for March 15 primary

    The following is a list of candidates who will appear on the March 15 primary ballot in McHenry County. Candidates marked with an (I) are incumbents:
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Nov. 23; Brussels remains on lockdown for third day

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Study: About one-third of world cactus threatened with extinction

    MEXICO CITY – About a third of the world’s cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Syrian opposition: Russian strikes kill 18, wound dozens

    BEIRUT – Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more Sunday in a northern S ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home

    PARIS – Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climat ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Israel defense minister says Russian plane breached airspace

    JERUSALEM – A Russian jet recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to an open communication system between the two countries, ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Police officer shot, killed during call; suspect charged

    NEW FLORENCE, Pa. – A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer who responded to a domestic dispute was charged with homicide Sunday.
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Storm lingering in southern Plains; more flooding possible

    DALLAS – A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more ra ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Jeb Bush says Trump 'uninformed,' not a serious candidate

    MIAMI – The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, Donald Trump, is not prepared to be the nation’s commander in chief, because he’s ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Iraqi envoy: Paris attacks mark new global war

    PARIS – The wave of suicide bombers and gunmen who terrorized Paris marked a new stage in the war against extremism that will leave no country in the ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • EU, Turkey seek better relations at emergency refugee summit

    BRUSSELS – European Union leaders and the Turkish prime minister sealed a joint summit with a commitment to re-energize Turkey’s long-stalled membersh ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Israel suspends contact with some EU groups over labeling

    JERUSALEM – Israel on Sunday suspended contacts with European Union representatives on Mideast peace issues to protest the 28-nation bloc's decision t ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Chicago announces expansion of police body-camera program

    CHICAGO – Chicago said it’s expanding a program to provide police officers with body cameras.The ann ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:56 am
  • Rockford-based waste services company sold to Texas firm

    ROCKFORD – A company headquartered in Texas has bought Rockford-based Rock River Environmental Services, the country’s third-largest waste services co ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 12:56 am
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