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  • Official: Police shoot, kill suspect in south Chicago suburb

    HARVEY – A spokesman for south suburban Harvey says police have shot and killed a robbery suspect who fired a weapon at officers in a parking lot.
    May 19, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Efforts underway to raise $8.8M for governor’s mansion

    SPRINGFIELD – Efforts are being launched this week to raise private money to pay for a needed $8.8 million in renovations and repairs to the 160-year- ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • $75K in Grateful Dead memorabilia stolen from Union auction house, police say

    UNION – Police are investigating the theft of about $75,000 worth of Grateful Dead memorabilia that were awaiting transfer to its owners from a huge A ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • No video to help Amtrak crash probe — despite NTSB recommendation

    WASHINGTON — Five years ago, federal accident investigators recommended that the government require video cameras in locomotive cabs to record enginee ...
    May 18, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

    WASHINGTON — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check?Scr ...
    May 18, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Huntley's top business recruiter leaves post for Illinois agency

    HUNTLEY – The village staffer who helped the maker of Weber Grills expand within Huntley and attract other businesses started a new economic developme ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic priest abuse victim reach $1.25M settlement, attorney says

    CHICAGO — An attorney says the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $1.25 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholi ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • University of Illinois president: State budget cuts may be less than proposed

    URBANA — In his first day on the job, new University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen said Monday that he is optimistic state budget cuts will no ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Rahm Emanuel wants youth focus for 2nd term as mayor of Chicago

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the focus on his intentions to help disadvantaged and troubled youth Monday, during an inaugural speech for h ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • McHenry County experts on retirement planning: Save early to save trouble

    Area financial planners find that shortcomings in a person's retirement fund usually result from the person's failure to plan. A newly released nation ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Woodstock police reports for May 18, 2015

    • James H. Day, 61, 407 W. Judd St., Woodstock, was charged Saturday, March 21, with battery.• Justi ...
    May 18, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • McHenry County leaders support uniform standards for AP scores

    More high school students could receive college credit for Advanced Placement test scores under a bill pending in the state Senate that would set a st ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Special prosecutor ordered to defend former McHenry County coroner in "Baby Doe" case

    WOODSTOCK – Attorneys agree that a special prosecutor should be appointed to defend former McHenry County coroner on official misconduct charges, but ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Difference between Medical Assistants and Nurse's Assistants

    Although they may work in the same health care facilities and have a few responsibilities that may overlap, medical assistants (MAs) and certified nur ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Registration open for Cody's Canteen annual golf outing in Cary

    CARY – Interested participants can now register for a June 26 golf outing that benefits the child life department at Advocate Lutheran General Hospita ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:45 am
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