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  • Louisiana theater shooting: Gunman's family called him mentally ill, violent

    LAFAYETTE, La. — The man who killed two people and wounded nine others at a "Trainwreck" showing was so mentally ill and violent that years ago, his w ...
    July 24, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Senate GOP setting up 'Obamacare' vote on highway bill

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republican leaders will use a must-pass highway bill to start another fight over the president's health care law.
    July 24, 2015 - 8:59 am
  • Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

    NEW YORK – Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about ...
    July 24, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • 10 Things to Know for July 24; Authorities point to evidence of Sandra Bland suicide

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    July 24, 2015 - 6:10 am
  • Crystal Lake mulls liquor licenses for movie theaters, nail salons

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A dark movie theater is a tough place to enforce liquor laws, Crystal Lake’s mayor said.
    July 24, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Woodstock Water Works duck race to benefit JourneyCare Foundation

    WOODSTOCK – Rubber ducks will race down a slide at Woodstock Water Works on Saturday at the duck race and pool party to benefit JourneyCare Foundation ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • MCCD offering solar cooking class in Ringwood, Woodstock insect program

    WOODSTOCK – The sun will be used to make some snacks at a McHenry County Conservation District program this month. All programs require advance regist ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Woodstock City Council OKs contract for Emricson Park ball field improvements

    WOODSTOCK – When Field A at Emricson Park is finished in late September, it will be “in essence, brand new,” City Manager Roscoe Stelford said at the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • McHenry County College adds employer-requested programs to offerings

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Sixteen workers are lined up to enter McHenry County College’s brand-new industrial maintenance technician certification program this f ...
    July 24, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • McHenry County Board OKs 4-year deal with sheriff’s deputies’ union

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved a four-year labor contract with sheriff’s deputies, but not before opponents lectured the majority on th ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Prosecutor: Bland’s autopsy revealed no evidence of homicide

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas – The autopsy of a black woman who was found dead in a Texas jail revealed no injuries that would suggest she was killed by someone e ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Caterpillar 2Q results mixed; cuts 2015 revenue forecast

    PEORIA – Caterpillar's says it's looking to manage costs as ongoing economic weakness in countries like China and Brazil and soft commodity prices pre ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Mayor Emanuel names ex-Madigan aide as chief of staff

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a business executive and former top aide to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan to be his next chief of ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • As sales fall in U.S., McDonald's eyes variety of changes

    NEW YORK – McDonald's is looking at variety of changes to win back customers in the U.S.: A new value message to replace the Dollar Menu, breakfast al ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • United Airlines saves on fuel, earns record profit in 2Q

    CHICAGO – United Airlines saved $1 billion on fuel in the first half of this summer, pushing the company to a record $1.2 billion profit despite a dec ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
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