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  • Deere lays off 220 employees, citing sales drop

    MOLINE – Deere & Co. is laying off about 220 workers from its Seeding and Cylinder operation in its hometown as agricultural machinery sales slump.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Judge orders Illinois to pay home health workers' insurance

    EAST ST. LOUIS – A judge has ordered Illinois to pay more than $13 million to cover the cost of health insurance for home health care workers.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • 3rd man charged with murder in Chicago triple homicide

    CHICAGO – Authorities said a third person has been charged in connection with a shooting that killed three people at a barbecue party near a Chicago p ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Israel convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen

    JERUSALEM – A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy whose slaying was part of ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Black pastors press Trump on tone during closed-door meeting

    NEW YORK – Dozens of black pastors pressed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday to address what some called his use of racially ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Prosecutors charge 4 in shooting of Minneapolis protesters

    MINNEAPOLIS – Four men were charged Monday in last week's shooting of demonstrators protesting the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police, while ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating

    LE BOURGET, France – With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two we ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Suspect in Planned Parenthood attack makes 1st court appearance

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday and l ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • Police shooting of black teen cited in University of Chicago threat

    CHICAGO – Federal authorities said an online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes Monday targeted whites and was motivated by t ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • 'Open, accessible education' drives MCC professor to teach free MOOC

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College professor Ted Erski sees himself as more of a director than a teacher when he instructs his Fundamentals of Ener ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • McHenry County Sheriff: Mentally challenged elderly man missing in McHenry

    McHENRY – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a mentally challenged elderly man who went missing Monday evening, ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Illinois cities, counties demand action amid state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD — Nervous mayors and county officials are piping up about the Illinois budget crisis, with one city even threatening to turn off the light ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • MCCD offers hike in Glacial Park, crafts in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A hike in search of owls, an introduction to snowshoeing and the creation of ornaments using recycled paper will all be offered this mo ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:38 am
  • Harvard police investigating gunshot damage from Thanksgiving

    HARVARD – Police in Harvard are investigating two separate incidents where gunshots were fired into a house and a car.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • University of Chicago threat a response to Laquan McDonald shooting, feds say

    CHICAGO — An online threat against the University of Chicago that led the school to cancel all activities Monday appears to have been motivated by the ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 3:41 pm
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