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  • 8 leaks in Springfield’s Executive Mansion roof

    SPRINGFIELD – Workers have started patching eight leaks in the roof at the nearly 160-year-old Executive Mansion after Gov. Pat Quinn approved the eme ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Why nukes keep finding trouble: They’re really old

    MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – The Air Force asserts with pride that the nation’s nuclear missile system, more than 40 years old and designed during the ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Illinois woman seeks clemency in buried-alive case

    CHICAGO – Tearful relatives appealed for clemency Tuesday for an Illinois woman they say was wrongly convicted nearly three decades ago of taking part ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Mississippi River’s rise continues; rainfall lower

    ST. LOUIS – The Mississippi River continued its slow rise Tuesday at several Missouri and Illinois towns, but there was reason for optimism after over ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Gov. Quinn focuses on GOP challenger’s tax returns

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn called on Republican challenger Bruce Rauner to release complete income tax returns, saying Tuesday that the documents could ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Body pulled from Lake Michigan identified

    CHICAGO – Authorities said an Arlington Heights woman’s body was pulled from Lake Michigan near downtown Chicago about a month after a boating acciden ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • E-cigarette shops pop up throughout McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In opening a new electronic cigarette and hookah lounge, a Crystal Lake man said he was joining what he calls “a revolution.”
    July 9, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Cary considering facade grant for new pub

    CARY – Two beer brewers are hoping to buy the Cary Public House at 208 W. Main St. in order to open a pub and restaurant called the Cary Ale House and ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Labor board denies Woodstock's request in dispute with union

    WOODSTOCK – The Illinois Labor Relations Board has denied Woodstock's request to defer to arbitration a dispute with the union that represents public ...
    July 9, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • Panel says Chicago minimum wage should be $13

    CHICAGO (AP) — A task force formed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended Chicago raise its minimum wage to $13 an hour.
    July 8, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Grand Canyon plane crash site designated historic

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service created a national landmark Tuesday to commemorate a 1956 collision between two air ...
    July 8, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • Harvard man ordered to prison for repeat DUI with child in car

    WOODSTOCK – When resentencing a Harvard man to prison time, a McHenry County judge said he previously gave the defendant every possible lifeline to st ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Monkey Joe’s in Crystal Lake closes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Monkey Joe’s location in Crystal Lake has closed.The children’s inflatable play c ...
    July 9, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Bull Valley police warn of 'Green Dot' scam

    BULL VALLEY – Police are warning against a "Green Dot" scam that a Bull Valley resident was targeted with this week.
    July 8, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Man pleads guilty to murder of still-missing boy

    WAUKEGAN (AP) — A northern Illinois man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in last year's slaying of his girlfriend's 5-month-old son. The boy ...
    July 8, 2014 - 2:11 pm
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