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  • Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader Barbara Byrd-Bennett charged with corruption

    CHICAGO – The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools was indicted on corruption charges Thursday following a federal investigation into a $20 million no ...
    NEW: Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • Algonquin-based School District 300 board approved 4-year contract

    ALGONQUIN – Teachers in Algonquin-based Community Unit School District 300 will receive 4 percent raises for each year of a newly approved four-year c ...
    NEW: Oct. 8, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • McHenry crash between motorcycle, Pace minibus remains under investigation

    McHENRY – Police and suburban officials continue to investigate a crash involving a Pace minibus that sent a motorcyclist to an area hospital this wee ...
    NEW: Oct. 8, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdraws candidacy for speaker

    WASHINGTON – In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday withdrew his candidacy for speaker of the U.S. House.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Hillary Clinton server hack attempts came from China, Korea, Germany

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, containing an electronic inventory of some 55,000 pages of emails from her stint as secret ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • McHenry businesses offer homecoming alternatives after high school strike cancels events

    McHENRY – Local businesses owners will host events this weekend for McHenry Community High School District 156 students whose homecoming events were c ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Rupert Murdoch suggests Obama isn't 'real black president'

    NEW YORK – The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, issued an apology Thursday after he faced social media backlash followin ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent

    NEW YORK – Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth an ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 8:42 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Oct. 8; Volkswagen exec to face tough questions in Congress

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 6:26 am
  • As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton’s idea of a no-fly zone in Syria “half-baked.”
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:19 am
  • Rauner tries to put pressure on Democrats for budget deal

    OAK LAWN – Gov. Bruce Rauner sought Wednesday to ramp up pressure on majority Democrats over Illinois’ unprecedented budget stalemate, repeating calls ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:21 am
  • Turning Point holds vigil for domestic violence victims on Woodstock’s Square

    WOODSTOCK – Sharon Torvik said she doesn’t allow abuse in her life any longer.Torvik, 63, of McHenry ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:12 am
  • Judge won’t reduce bond for McHenry man charged with sexually assaulting girl

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man charged with sexually assaulting a minor will stay in jail until he posts $8,000, a judge decided Wednesday.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:06 am
  • Crystal Lake moves forward with wastewater plant improvements

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Improvements to the city’s two wastewater treatment plants won’t cost as much as originally estimated, city officials said in a memo to ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:04 am
  • Woodstock bans smoking in the Park in the Square

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock's Park in the Square will soon be smoke-free, at least for the next year.Woods ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:10 am
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