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  • Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wage

    SEATTLE – Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday, nearly a year after this pricey West Coast city was celebrated by acti ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Woodstock School District 200 launches digital classroom initiative

    WOODSTOCK – Next school year, Olson and Mary Endres Elementary students will be the first to use new laptops to learn literacy, under a two-year, $1.1 ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

    NEW YORK – A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in s ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Home inspector offers cost-saving advice

    A furnace, air-conditioning system, or home appliance that are well-maintained will work more efficiently. They’re not straining to operate, so they ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Rain, chilly temperatures, thunderstorm in McHenry County weather forecast

    The temperature will reach 70 degrees in McHenry County today, but residents should expect rain and some thunder early Thursday morning, National Weat ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit

    TIKRIT, Iraq – Iraq declared a "magnificent victory" Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of thei ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:45 am
  • U.S. auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

    DETROIT – U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market.
    April 1, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from Kankakee jail

    KANKAKEE – A convicted murderer awaiting sentencing escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois Wednesday after overpowering a guard and taking his keys, ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:52 am
  • Falling corn prices stalk Monsanto, sending Q2 profits lower

    WASHINGTON – Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company's b ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:50 am
  • Benjamin Netanyahu says world needs 'better deal' with Iran

    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday made a last-ditch appeal for world powers to call off an emerging nuclear agreement ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:21 am
  • Minor injuries in 2-vehicle McHenry crash

    McHENRY – One person was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries after a crash that closed one lane of Route 31 in McHenry o ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:04 am
  • Best of the Fox Voting Now Open

    Vote now for your favorite McHenry County Businesses in over 100 categories! Voting will be from Apr ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • 10 Things to Know for April 1; Nuclear talks miss deadline

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    April 1, 2015 - 6:22 am
  • Lufthansa: Co-pilot disclosed earlier “severe depression”

    FRANKFURT, Germany – Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an episode of ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:30 pm
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