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  • Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the US

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Survey: 1/3 of Illinois human service agencies making cuts

    CHICAGO – A new survey shows more than one-third of Illinois human service agencies are helping fewer clients and tapping into cash reserves to weathe ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Archer Daniels Midland completes sale of chocolate business

    NEW YORK – Archer Daniels Midland says it sold its chocolate business to agribusiness conglomerate Cargill for $440 million.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Rauner: Illinois to review new federal power plant limits

    ST. LOUIS – Gov. Bruce Rauner offered little insight Monday into whether Illinois, which the federal government says ranks near the bottom in emission ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • 2-year-old boy drowns at northern Illinois campground

    SUBLETTE – Authorities say a suburban Chicago toddler has drowned at a campground in northern Illinois.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Police: Illinois man dies after jumping into Wisconsin lake

    TOWN OF DELAVAN, Wis. – Police say a 49-year-old Illinois man has died after he jumped into a southern Wisconsin lake to retrieve fishing equipment.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Sears sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estate

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesa ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Chicago-based nonprofit gets $7.2M from Chase settlement

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation is benefiting from a $7.2 million windfall that the state was given in a settlement with Chase.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • McHenry County College’s Shah Center to offer QuickBooks training

    McHENRY – Small businesses owners looking for an introduction to the QuickBooks accounting software have an option this fall in McHenry.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • McHenry County Board to help ease workforce network’s pain over lack of state budget

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board plans to give the county’s workforce agency some financial breathing room in the wake of the ongoing state budget ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • McHenry County Fair kicks off Wednesday, but 4-H shows already underway

    WOODSTOCK – For many McHenry County 4-H members, the program is a family affair. “Once you’re in 4-H ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Developer aims for fall groundbreaking for Lake in the Hills apartment complex

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The developer who successfully petitioned to build a 39-unit apartment complex in the village is aiming to break ground in the fal ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs pet prescription bill into law

    Pet owners can now choose their own pharmacy for pet medications after legislation sponsored by Sen. Pam Althoff recently was signed into law by Gov. ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Trial starts for ex-Wonder Lake man accused of sexually assaulting girl

    WOODSTOCK – Opening statements are set to begin Tuesday morning for the trial of a former Wonder Lake man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:10 pm
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