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  • U.S. defense secretary calls Afghan army 'a powerful force'

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday called Afghanistan's army "a powerful force in their own right" but declined to sa ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • AP-GfK Poll: Most back Obama plan to raise investment taxes

    WASHINGTON – The rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they're too high as well.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • ‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

    LOS ANGELES – The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his s ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • ComEd customers unknowingly contributing millions to charity

    CHICAGO – Commonwealth Edison’s customers have been unknowingly contributing millions of dollars to the utility’s charities, including politically inf ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers propose dozens of bills aimed at gun laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have proposed dozens of bills to tweak the state’s gun laws.The Spr ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Actor Vince Vaughn to take icy plunge for Special Olympics

    CHICAGO – Actor Vince Vaughn will be the latest celebrity to jump into an icy Lake Michigan to raise money for Special Olympics.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Three candidate forums scheduled for school, MCC boards

    Voters will have opportunities next month to learn more about the candidates and issues in three education board races in the April 7 election.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • On the Record With: Woodstock administrator helps college dreams come true for Latino students

    WOODSTOCK – Miguel Rodriguez has played professional soccer in Mexico, traveled the world as a businessman and made enough money for a comfortable ret ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Bruce Rauner budget strikes at Illinois hospitals, nursing homes

    CHICAGO – In proposing to cut Illinois’ Medicaid program by $1.5 billion, Gov. Bruce Rauner has chosen to go toe-to-toe with three powerful business l ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Corrections

    • A story on Page 2C in Sunday’s edition should have said that Woodstock’s players held, not hung, a Barbie doll in front of a crucifix, not a cross, ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Hundreds gather in Fox Lake to take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics of Illinois

    FOX LAKE – Some people arrived at Lakefront Park in Fox Lake on Sunday with their swimsuits. Others came to the park off the lake with tutus and elabo ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Lake in the Hills mosque receives threatening letter

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A mosque in Lake in the Hills recently received a threatening and derogatory letter that underscores the dangerous misconceptions ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' stays on top of weekend box office

    LOS ANGELES – "Fifty Shades of Grey" didn't relinquish control of the box office.Universal's erotic ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • Afghanistan dialogue with Taliban could begin in March

    KABUL, Afghanistan – After more than a decade of warfare, negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban are set to begin, officials, dipl ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Nigerian troops retake town as Boko Haram attacks villages

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Nigerian troops retook a major border town and killed scores of Boko Haram fighters Saturday, Nigeria's military said, although w ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
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