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  • Audit: Ill. overdrew Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO – Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in “a perpetual ‘treadmill effect’ ” of regular overdrafts th ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • ‘Don’t know’ if Brown was shot with hands up

    FERGUSON, Mo. – An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked rancorous protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Ebola health care workers battle death, heat, rumors

    LONDON – Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy c ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Less shake from artificial quakes, federal study says

    WASHINGTON – Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than n ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

    NEW DELHI – Wildlife poachers, hindered by India’s efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think sma ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Former Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

    MONTPELIER, Vt. – Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an ind ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The Missouri prosecutor overseeing an investigation into the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has deep family roots among p ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Designs for proposed McHenry rec center take shape

    McHENRY – Ground could break on the proposed recreation center as early as next spring. The updated ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Huntley uses reserves to restock road salt following historic winter

    HUNTLEY – Village officials are digging into the budget to replenish their road salt supply after spending a record winter digging snow and ice out of ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

    WASHINGTON – Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Quinn signs bill allowing some governments to consolidate

    A bill that gives some of the state's most esoteric and obscure units of local government the power to eliminate themselves is now law.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Realistic active shooter drill helps prepare faculty

    WOODSTOCK – For Spanish teacher Christi Dewispelaere, it was surreal to hear what sounded like gunshots outside her classroom Monday morning – it didn ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Cary schedules tobacco violation hearing

    CARY – The Cary Smoke Shop at 395 Cary-Algonquin Road, is scheduled this week to respond to an alleged tobacco license violation, according to a villa ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Woodstock police reports for Aug. 18, 2014

    • Desiree A. Elliot, 44, 2420 Applewood Lane, Woodstock, was charged Friday, July 18, with driving under the infuence and aggravated battery to a poli ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Mooyah Burger seeks grant to open in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Mooyah Burger, a Texas-based build-a-burger chain, plans to open a restaurant along Route 14 in Crystal Lake.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:42 pm
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