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  • State restores funding for select McHenry County area school districts

    ALGONQUIN – Algonquin-based District 300 will receive just shy of $700,000 of the $97 million in education funding being restored statewide.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

    LOS ANGELES – California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Obama calls delay of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch 'crazy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Chicago schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett requests temporary leave amid probe

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett requested a leave of absence Friday amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • Fox River Grove approves 2015-2016 budget with plans for new public works facility

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village board on Thursday unanimously passed the 2015-2016 budget, which includes a few larger capital projects, namely a new pu ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Carly Fiorina aims to keep Hillary Clinton from playing the 'gender card'

    NASHUA, N.H. – Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Lawn mower catches fire before blaze destroys Cary garage (with video)

    CARY – A Cary homeowner saw his lawn mower in flames and heard an explosion before a fire destroyed his detached garage Friday, firefighters said.
    April 17, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Judge: McHenry County Sheriff's Office keeps seized Outlaws leather vests, patches

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sided with the government in its forfeiture case against the Outlaw Motorcycle Club, although the attorney for the ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy believed killed

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi officials said Friday they believe that government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the former deputy of Saddam Hussein who for o ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Lake in the Hills police join campaign to address distracted driving

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills police have joined a campaign to eradicate distracted driving in an effort to make roads safer.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Judicial system wants feedback from McHenry County Courthouse users

    WOODSTOCK – The 22nd Judicial Circuit is joining a statewide effort to gauge the fairness and effectiveness of the court system by conducting a survey ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to suspend $26 million in social ser ...
    April 17, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

    CONCORD, N.H. – The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
    April 17, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • Adventurous raccoon makes 58-story climb up Toronto crane

    TORONTO (AP) — A death-defying raccoon has caused a sensation in Toronto for climbing a crane about 698 feet (213 meters) up a downtown skyscraper.
    April 17, 2015 - 8:45 am
  • Gulf health 5 years after BP oil spill: Resilient yet scarred

    From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resi ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:31 am
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