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  • Monsanto posts 4Q loss, to eliminate 2,600 jobs to cut costs

    WASHINGTON – Monsanto Co. says it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Illinois corn, soybean harvests at the halfway mark

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture says that both the corn and soybean harvests are about 50 percent complete.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:42 am
  • Crystal Lake school bus strikes light pole

    CRYSTAL LAKE – No one was injured when a school bus collided with a light pole Wednesday morning in Crystal Lake, officials said.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Oct. 7; Questions swirl around U.S. strike on Afghan hospital

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 6:20 am
  • U.S. government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obt ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving

    NEOGA – There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Illinois stops paying local health clinics for STD testing

    CHICAGO – Illinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that the state will no longer provide free testin ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid flooding

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tue ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Metra installs charging stations in downtown Chicago

    CHICAGO – Suburban Chicago's commuter rail agency is providing passengers a place to charge their electronic devices at four downtown train stations.C ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Panel recommends Rep. Mautino for Illinois Auditor General

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan legislative panel on Tuesday recommended longtime state Rep. Frank Mautino to serve as Illinois' next auditor general.SPRIN ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Lawsuit filed over keyless car in death of couple

    WAUKEGAN – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Ford Motor Co. and a suburban Chicago auto dealer in connection with the carbon monoxide po ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Top general recommends keeping more U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON – The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended on Tuesday that President Barack Obama revise his plan and keep more than 1,000 U.S. tr ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • GOP candidates weigh in on Chicago gun laws

    CHICAGO – The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation’s gun laws to the center of the presidential ra ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Crystal Lake woman gets new puppy after dog was killed by drunken driver

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Laura Johnson’s new best friend is fearless. She’s also covered in fur, weighs about ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • McHenry crash involving Pace bus, motorcycle sends one to hospital

    McHENRY –A crash involving a Pace bus and a motorcycle sent one person to the hospital Tuesday evening, a fire official said.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:35 am
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