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  • Judge rules Illinois' pension law unconstitutional

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois judge tossed out a landmark law Friday intended to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling that th ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Pioneer Center's PADS launches annual Gift of Shelter campaign

    McHENRY – A program tasked with addressing homelessness in McHenry County is kicking off its annual giving campaign with ambitions to raise $80,000.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • 93-year-old Alabama worker marks 75 years with same jewelry store

    MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. — Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she's still there.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • British grocery chain Sainsbury's Christmas ad depicts WWI truce, stirs tears, outrage

    LONDON — Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • McHenry County Board chairman race in full swing

    WOODSTOCK – Next month’s spectacle of the newly-seated McHenry County Board electing its chairman for the next two years will be the last.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

    CONAKRY, Guinea — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with b ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Driver injured in Huntley crash

    HUNTLEY – One person was taken to the hospital after a Huntley crash involving a semi-truck and another vehicle, police said.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Florida woman latest to accuse Bill Cosby of forced sex

    BOCA RATON, Fla. — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel gro ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Cambria vs granite - the choice is clear

    In a search for new kitchen countertops, there is granite, and then there’s Cambria. The advantages ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Springfield veteran charged with aggravated DUI in fatal crash

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran has been indicted for aggravated DUI in a crash that killed two people near Pleasant Plains.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Everyday Heroes Nominations Open

    2015 Everyday Heroes Nominations are now open! 

New this year, nominate a hero committed to the youth of McHenry County.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:12 am
  • As snow ends in Buffalo, roof collapses, floods are concerns

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breat ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • 140 frozen turkeys stolen from Illinois market

    WATERLOO (AP) — Police in southern Illinois are investigating after 140 frozen turkeys were stolen from a locked refrigerated trailer outside a meat m ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • John Boehner says Republican-led U.S. House will act on immigration

    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigratio ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Driver injured in 2-vehicle Fox River Grove crash

    FOX RIVER GROVE – A female driver was transported Friday to an area hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash in Fox River Grove, fire of ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:19 pm
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