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  • Japan vows not to give up on 2 hostages till 'the very end'

    TOKYO – Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic mi ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

    LAS VEGAS – Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. No ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Quinn leaves office without penning final statement

    SPRINGFIELD – Former Gov. Pat Quinn left office in a tumult: dozens of clemencies, laws and executive orders signed.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Effort to get Obama library draws Chicago-style suspicions

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama’s presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president’s ho ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Amazon will start collecting sales tax from Illinois consumers next month to comply with a new state law, the company said.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers

    NEW YORK – McDonald's isn't lovin' it, and it's going to do something about it.The world's largest h ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Numbers of Illinois households on food stamps still rising

    SPRINGFIELD – State figures show the number of Illinois households on food stamps continues to rise.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois jobless rate falls to 6.2 percent, lowest since '08

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois' unemployment rate fell in December to the lowest it's been in almost seven years, 6.2 percent, the Illinois Department of Employ ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Missing Lake in the Hills teen found

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A 17-year-old Lake in the Hills boy was found Friday night after being reported missing by his mother, police said.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • South beats Cary-Grove, 38-27

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    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Crystal Lake man charged with dealing cocaine at area bars, taverns

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake man was charged Friday with peddling cocaine at bars and taverns in the Crystal Lake area, police said.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • McHenry County family shares immigration status uncertainty under DAPA

    For 17 years, Manuel and Maria have been living a life in the shadows.At work they have one name. At ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Harvard School District 50, union agree to two-year contract

    HARVARD – School District 50 and its education association have agreed to a new two-year contract.Th ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • McHenry County deputy injured in Holiday Hills shooting in court for suspect's appearance

    WOODSTOCK – When the bailiff yelled "All rise!" to start the Friday morning call for McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather, there was one person in the ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Crystal Lake library project not on April ballot

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Plans to build a new public library will not come before Crystal Lake voters this spring.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 10:07 pm
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