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  • Attendance at Illinois historic sites drops by 7 percent

    SPRINGFIELD – Visits to Illinois' historic sites fell by 7 percent in 2015, despite the state's commemorations of the 150th anniversaries of the Civil ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:10 pm
  • Donald Trump boosts turnout, but not all newcomers vote for him

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump's presence is drawing unprecedented attention to the Republican presidential contest. But after careful considera ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:01 pm
  • Harvard police seek help after string of car damages, break-ins

    HARVARD – Harvard police are investigating a string of crimes that involved six cars being damaged, broken into and, in one case, stolen over the cour ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Agency: North Korea plans satellite launch this month

    SEOUL, South Korea – Weeks after its fourth nuclear test, North Korea announced plans Tuesday to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket lat ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:10 pm
  • Campaigns turn to New Hampshire with Ted Cruz ascendant

    NEWBURY, N.H. – Next up: New Hampshire.Presidential contenders on Tuesday turned their airplanes and ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Groundhog Day: Woodstock Willie predicts early spring (with video)

    WOODSTOCK – Heavy jackets and winter hats will soon be a memory. Woodstock Willie reluctantly lumbe ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Martin O'Malley drops out of Democratic race for president

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa cau ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:39 am
  • No shadow: Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil 'predicts' early spring

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – The handlers of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tu ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:38 am
  • Mike Huckabee ends his 2nd bid for president

    WASHINGTON – Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Iowa Takeaways: Donald Trump can't meet hype, Hillary Clinton underwhelms

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump failed to live up to his own hype and finished second to Ted Cruz, but it was a late surge from Marco Rubio that may w ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Colonel Palmer House to offer tea time, kids' programs in Crystal Lake over winter

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Colonel Palmer House is running reduced hours over the winter and spring seasons. The Crystal Lake Park District facility at 660 E. ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Woodstock man cited in Richmond-area crash

    RICHMOND – A 33-year-old Woodstock man was cited after crashing into a tree Monday in unincorporated Richmond, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Aimee K ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight Dem race

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party’s leaders, swept to victory in Iowa’s Republican caucuses Monday ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • McHenry might not see TIF reimburse project costs

    McHENRY – The city of McHenry may not recoup all of the costs for some of the proposed projects in its downtown district, city officials said.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Chicago teachers union rejects 'serious offer' from district

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union announced Monday it has rejected a four-year contract proposal, saying the offer does not address school conditio ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:20 pm
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