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  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farme ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven pe ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

    WASHINGTON – For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Rutland Township officials ready for budget showdown over assessor salaries

    HUNTLEY – Officials in Rutland Township expect a budget showdown this month over the money the property assessor uses to make payroll, after the towns ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • McHenry County low-income student population increasing

    Between the 2004-05 and 2013-14 school years, the number of students on free and reduced-price lunch plans in Illinois increased from 40 percent to 50 ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Island Lake hires mayor's former campaign volunteer as full-time employee

    ISLAND LAKE – A former Island Lake police officer – the same man who ran Mayor Charlie Amrich’s successful campaign in 2013 – on Thursday night was aw ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Crystal Lake School District 47 approves parking agreement with neighboring church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For years, parking at Hannah Beardsley Middle School has spilled over into the lots of the neighboring church.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival

    WARSAW, Poland – Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let th ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    CAIRO – An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Nemtsov a possible ‘sacrificial victim,’ investigators say

    MOSCOW – Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop a ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Moody’s downgrades Chicago’s rating over pensions

    CHICAGO – Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Chicago’s credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city’s $20 billion mountain of ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Lake County offering free measles vaccinations

    HIGHLAND PARK – The Lake County Health Department is offering free measles vaccinations to anyone who may have been exposed to the virus at a local ho ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Lincoln Park Zoo welcomes newborn gorilla

    CHICAGO – A western lowland gorilla was born this week at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.Zoo officials a ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Annual report offers new clues about Buffett’s successor

    OMAHA, Neb. – Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he’s built as Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO over the past 50 years, but he’s also willing to admi ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will h ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:48 pm
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