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  • Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all

    ROME – Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials an ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Reid wants Schumer as Senate Democratic leader

    WASHINGTON – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for Pre ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Senate approves Republican balanced budget, after House

    WASHINGTON – Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Chicago train driver says she dozed off before O'Hare crash

    CHICAGO – The operator of a Chicago commuter train that jumped the tracks last year at O'Hare International Airport says she fell asleep before the cr ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois comptroller expedites funds to child care providers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' comptroller says she plans to expedite payments to child care providers who have gone weeks without promised state funds.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Bill allowing Belleville township to dissolve advances

    BELLEVILLE – Belleville elected leaders are one step closer to a township dissolution that would only require their approval.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • State budget deals means $15M cut to U of I

    CHAMPAIGN – A budget deal lawmakers have approved means about a $15 million cut for the University of Illinois.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Kirk, Durbin propose changes in disaster declaration process

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin of Illinois are renewing their call for an update of the methods the government uses to determine disas ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Harvard City Council candidates weigh economic growth, budget issues

    HARVARD – The numerous Harvard City Council candidates emphasized the city’s slow economic development and its budgetary constraints as the primary ch ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Budget-patching deal dips into various state funds

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan agreement to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole includes more than $1.3 billion in fund transfers from a variety of sources to ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Zoning, land issues divide Barrington Hills Village Board candidates

    BARRINGTON HILLS – Rules governing the commercial boarding of horses in recent years have divided Barrington Hills and helped fuel the six-way race fo ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • McHenry County one of the healthiest in Illinois, report says

    McHenry County is one of the healthiest counties in Illinois.McHenry County ranks 13th out of 102 co ...
    March 27, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • McHenry County drone users waiting on government rules for commercial use

    Excited by the rapidly developing technology, Robert McClurg bought his first drone two years ago to experiment with operating the small unmanned airc ...
    March 27, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Crystal Lake man gets prison for sexually abusing young relative

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man who pleaded guilty to a sex crime was sentenced to 40 months in prison Friday.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois budget-patching deal dips into various state funds

    SPRINGFIELD — A bipartisan agreement to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole includes more than $1.3 billion in fund transfers from a variety of sources to ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:44 pm
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