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  • Part of Route 120 in McHenry closed because of gas leak

    McHENRY – Route 120 between Green Street and Richmond Road is closed because of a gas leak, according to a Nixle alert sent out by the city about 3:20 ...
    NEW: Sept. 19, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Photos: Wounded Army vet surprised with new mortgage-free home

    Spc. Tim Carner's dream was given Friday as a surprise to him and his family – a mortgage-free, fully-furnished home in Woodstock's Sweetwater subdivi ...
    NEW: Sept. 19, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Wounded Army vet surprised with new mortgage-free home

    WOODSTOCK – As a boy, Tim Carner had a vision for how his life would look: Suit-and-tie garb, a steady job and, of course, a nice house to come home t ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 19, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Farm accidents increase in Illinois over past year

    PEORIA (AP) – Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same perio ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Iowa man charged after road rage stabbing in Volo

    VOLO – A 45-year-old Iowa man overcome with road rage in Volo allegedly stabbed another man in his leg, requiring police to control the bleeding until ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Lake in the Hills police reports for Sept. 19, 2014

    • Isael Q. Barreto, 44, 5525 Alexandria Drive, Lake in the Hills, was charged Tuesday, Aug. 26, with battery.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Marengo County Historical Society hosts sing-along event Sept. 28

    MARENGO – The McHenry County Historical Society will host a sing-along event on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the 1890s-era Riley Methodist Church in Marengo.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Unemployment rates rise in 24 U.S. states in August

    WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • Car bomb attacks kill 20 people in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD – A series of car bombings targeting a Shiite mosque and markets in the Iraqi capital killed at least 20 people Friday, officials said, in the ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Fake tweets involving Peoria mayor stir debate about parody, lawsuit

    CHICAGO – Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredo ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • McLean County Coroner warns of smoking on oxygen

    BLOOMINGTON – The McLean County Coroner's office is citing two recent deaths in warning residents about the dangers of smoking and using oxygen tanks ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Senate races: Democrats decry birth control plan

    WASHINGTON – When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

    WASHINGTON – It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

    WASHINGTON – In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Senate ready to support Obama on rebel aid

    WASHINGTON – Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama’s reque ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:29 pm
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