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  • Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO – Far away from California’s coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets, buckets, b ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • U.S. airman says train attacker 'ready to fight to the end'

    PARIS – Three American travelers said they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed m ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Ehud Barak's Iran bombshell could shake up Israeli politics

    JERUSALEM – Former Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s comments that Israel nearly attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities but the plan was scuttled by military ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Explosion at U.S. base in Japan lights up night sky

    TOKYO – An explosion at a U.S. Army depot outside of Tokyo set off a large blaze that lit up the night sky early Monday morning, but there were no rep ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation

    DAKAR, Senegal – Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • California drought may exacerbate wildlife-human encounters

    LOOMIS, Calif. – The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California’s drought, including a recent bear att ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids’ tests

    WASHINGTON – Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Huntley High School improvements provide versatility for students, staff

    HUNTLEY – Standing in several areas within School District 158’s Huntley High School today means standing in areas that at one point didn’t exist.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Reid says he's going to support Obama's Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Sunday threw his full support behind President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran, saying ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • New partnership aims to increase psychiatric care in McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Psychiatric care will be more readily available to McHenry County residents under a partnership formed this summer between the McHenry ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Jimmy Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old message

    PLAINS, Ga. – The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more powerful and p ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Crystal Lake tackles customer service, tries to change perception

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The perception that the city of Crystal Lake is difficult to work with has persisted despite a focus on improving customer service, a c ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Woman taken to hospital after Port Barrington crash

    PORT BARRINGTON – One woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after her motorcycle crashed into a guard rail in Port Barrington on Sunday, ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Correction

    An article on page C1 of Saturday’s edition incorrectly identified Jacobs senior middle blocker Bridget Wallenberger’s college commitment.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Marengo crash sends 2 people to hospital

    MARENGO – Two people were sent to the hospital after a crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle Sunday in Marengo, according to Marengo Fire Protectio ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:12 am
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