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  • Social Security spent $300M on ‘IT boondoggle’

    WASHINGTON – Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a gro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    TAIPEI, Taiwan – An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Daley won't have to testify in restaurant lawsuit

    CHICAGO – Former Mayor Richard Daley won't have to testify in Chicago's lawsuit seeking to break the agreement for a Millennium Park restaurant.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Illinois man freed after 2 decades in prison

    CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago man who insisted during two decades in prison that police framed him for a slaying he did not commit walked out of jail W ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Rule changes coming in 2014-15 deer hunting season

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced a number of changes for the upcoming deer hunting season.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Chicago to add noise monitors near O'Hare airport

    CHICAGO – Chicago plans to install eight new airport noise monitors in neighborhoods near O'Hare International Airport.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Driver dies when tire hits car on Chicago highway

    CHICAGO – A tire that flew off an SUV bounced across an interstate highway in Chicago and slammed into a car, causing an accident that killed its driv ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • District 46 school board raises concerns over proposed Oakwood Hills power plant

    PRAIRIE GROVE – The proximity of a proposed natural gas power plant to District 46’s elementary and junior high schools raised a slew of concerns at a ...
    July 24, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Basketball event aims to help sick children

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A pickup game Saturday at McHenry County College could help provide a major pick-me-up for a child with a life-threatening illness.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • House, Senate advance competing border proposals

    WASHINGTON – At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thou ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Nazi war crimes suspect dies as extradition OK’d

    PHILADELPHIA – An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking record

    INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight was killed when his plane crashed in the Pacific ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • U.S. officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

    WASHINGTON – Senior U.S. officials and lawmakers butted heads Wednesday over the American response to Iraq’s expanding Sunni insurgency, with Republic ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • More McHenry County and state residents learning beekeeping

    WOODSTOCK – Don Burda doesn't go to meetings of the Northern Illinois Beekeepers Association anymore. Too crowded.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Algonquin police deputy chief to retire

    ALGONQUIN – Deputy Police Chief Steven Kuzynowski is set to retire Oct. 31, the village of Algonquin announced in a news release.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:13 am
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