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  • U.S. unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

    WASHINGTON – U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Smoke subsides after hazardous rail spill in Tennessee

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. – A CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in the middle of the night in eastern Tennessee, forcing the e ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • North Carolina shark attack victim says fortunate to survive

    RALEIGH, N.C. – The latest survivor in a record-breaking string of seven North Carolina shark attacks said Thursday he's very fortunate to be alive an ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Pope to visit prison where convicted monsignor is locked up

    PHILADELPHIA – A prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his U.S. trip houses a former church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • $18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

    NEW ORLEANS – Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new mone ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Sanders raises $15 million after launching presidential bid

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign said Thursday the Vermont Democrat has raised $15 million since joining the race in late April ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Indiana law spurs ‘fireworks tourism’ from Illinoisans

    HAMMOND, Ind. – Indiana’s more lenient fireworks regulations can mean a Fourth of July boon in business for Lake County, which borders Illinois, accor ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Getting Excited About Science at Johnsburg Public Library

    Kids learn about science through a presentation by Seve Belliveau at the Johnsburg Public Library on Thursday, July 2, 2015.
    July 2, 2015 - 6:27 pm
  • McHenry County College to offer archaeology field studies at Macktown

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Students will have the chance to uncover items no one has seen or touched in up to thousands of years with an archaeology field school ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Woodstock's Kolze's Corner Gardens selected for $10,000 grant for greenhouse curtain

    WOODSTOCK – After installing a greenhouse curtain, Bob Kolze said the electric bill at Kolze’s Corner Gardens dropped from $750 to $525 a month and in ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Cary Park District blood drive rescheduled

    CARY – A blood drive hosted by the Cary Park District and Heartland Blood Centers has been rescheduled, according to a recent district news release.
    July 3, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Vacancy on McHenry County bench makes for shifting judge assignments

    WOODSTOCK – Now that one judge is retired and another is planning to do so this fall, judges in the 22nd Circuit are playing musical chambers to fill ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • McHenry County health department closes Island Lake beach

    ISLAND LAKE – The Veterans Park Island beach in Island Lake is closed because of elevated bacterial levels detected Thursday, McHenry County Departmen ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Official: Shots reported on Washington Navy Yard campus

    WASHINGTON — An official says shots have been reported in a building on the Washington Navy Yard campus.
    July 2, 2015 - 7:45 am
  • 10 Things to Know for July 2; U.S. job market nears normal

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    July 2, 2015 - 6:21 am
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