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  • Chicago drug trafficking twins get sharply reduced sentences for informing on Mexican drug lord

    CHICAGO — Identical twin brothers who ran a drug-trafficking ring that spanned much of North America were sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison afte ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Obama defends U.S. ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security d ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Drivers advised of possible light freezing rain Tuesday morning

    Light freezing rain could create patchy, slick road conditions Tuesday, according to a special statement from the National Weather Service.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • One woman injured after vehicle rolls over in McHenry

    McHENRY – One woman was taken to an area hospital after a single-vehicle rollover incident Monday night in McHenry, fire officials said.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast U.S.

    NEW YORK – Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • U.S. drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil

    SANAA, Yemen – A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite p ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it’s his

    WASHINGTON – A 2-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    MOSCOW – A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to the W ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, un ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • In McHenry County and beyond, more women becoming gun owners

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Four ladies watched, their unloaded handguns on the tables in front of them, as instructor Susan Parker went over the fundamentals of h ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • Amtrak studying possible Danville-to-Quad Cities route

    DANVILLE – Amtrak is studying potential rail service between Danville and the Quad Cities.The News-G ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Frerichs announces firm will review Treasurer’s office

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says he’s bringing in a consulting firm to conduct a performance review of how his office handles it ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Illinois pays millions to keep inmates who can’t find homes

    CHICAGO – Illinois spends as much as $25 million a year to keep inmates in prison because they can’t find suitable places to live that meet the terms ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Rauner replaces appointee who helped give job to Quinn aide

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has replaced the leader of an Illinois agency that gave ex-Gov. Pat Quinn’s former campaign manager a $160,000-a-year ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Public hearing scheduled for Fox River Grove TIF expansion

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Residents will have an opportunity to give their thoughts on a proposed expansion of the downtown tax increment financing district.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:49 pm
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