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  • Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

    NEW YORK – From a strange creature called "Puppymonkeybaby" to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to h ...
    NEW: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • How fires have changed and what that means for firefighters and you

    Once a fire sparks in your home, you now only have between 180 to 240 seconds on average to get out – and that’s partially because of the material of ...
    NEW: Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Cary Village Board unanimously rejects cell tower proposed off Route 14

    CARY – The Village Board unanimously rejected a proposal to place a 150-foot telecommunications antenna on the property at 30 Route 14, citing concern ...
    NEW: Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Woodstock Mozart Festival to end after 29 seasons

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Mozart Festival is permanently closing after nearly 30 years in the community.
    NEW: Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • 'Kung Fu Panda 3' tops Super Bowl weekend at box office

    NEW YORK – The Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” and the Jane Austen-monster mashup “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” trailed distantly behind “Kung Fu P ...
    NEW: Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • After Marco Rubio stumbles, other GOP candidates see opening in New Hampshire

    BEDFORD, N.H. – Marco Rubio’s uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to ...
    NEW: Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois school funding overhaul again faces long odds

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the state’s outdated school funding formula, a nearly 30-y ...
    NEW: Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Single bullet found at Huntley High School

    HUNTLEY – A live round of ammunition was found at Huntley High School, leading to a search of the building that uncovered no other items, the Huntley ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 7:54 pm
  • North Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test

    SEOUL, South Korea — For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from earthquake rubble

    TAINAN, Taiwan — As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment b ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • Wheaton College professor who wore headscarf to leave Christian school

    CHICAGO — A Christian college near Chicago has announced a political science professor who wore a headscarf when she asserted that Christians and Musl ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

    WASHINGTON – Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the sta ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 7:27 am
  • New UniCarriers Americas in Marengo president wants to make international company an industry leader

    MARENGO – For the past six years, a sales and marketing executive with UniCarriers Americas Corp. worked internally to grow the company’s global marke ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Cary zoning board to hear Meyer Material's case for Route 31 mining extension

    CARY – The end state of the Meyer Material Co. mining site on Route 31 likely will be a main topic Thursday at a public hearing on the company's reque ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Prairie Grove police dept. head reported for suspicion of intoxication on last chief job

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The top cop for the village that saw one of its officers indicted this week for crashing his squad car while drunk was reported last ye ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:10 am
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