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  • House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

    WASHINGTON – Vape away.Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from ne ...
    May 5, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • McHenry police looking for suspect in possible armed robbery of payday loan store

    McHENRY – Police cordoned off a strip mall containing a liquor store and a payday loan business in the 800 block of North Front Street just before 9 a ...
    UPDATED: May 5, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Ted Cruz's long White House run could mean newfound GOP clout

    AUSTIN, Texas – In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:26 am
  • Woodstock City Council to consider home rule policy

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock City Council has agreed to put together a policy that would outline guidelines for the city when it becomes home rule.
    May 5, 2016 - 7:50 am
  • Cary Village Board mulls subsidizing fire district to prevent fractionalized dispatch

    CARY – The Village Board is considering whether to provide the Cary Fire Protection District with a "financial bridge" to prevent the district from sw ...
    May 5, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • Police investigate Volo crash that killed female pedestrian

    VOLO – Lake County authorities are investigating an early-morning crash they said left a female pedestrian dead Thursday.
    UPDATED: May 5, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • 10 Things to Know for May 5; Wildfire torches 1,600 homes, buildings in Canadian town

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 5, 2016 - 6:24 am
  • Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back'

    FLINT, Mich. – Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all leve ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands city

    FORT McMURRAY, Alberta – A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where offi ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • New U.S. wind-energy rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Teens kidnapped after high school prom fight off attacker

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. – Two California teens kidnapped after their high school prom managed to escape after one of them wrested a gun away from their at ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Hillicans? As Trump wins, Clinton explores how to reach out to GOPers

    ATHENS, Ohio – With Donald Trump’s remaining rivals bowing out of the race, clearing his path to the nomination, Hillary Clinton is looking for ways t ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law

    SPRINGFIELD – A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a response to the ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Trump’s path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump’s remarkab ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: What? Trump, Clinton debate Randall Road

    Not sure where this came from, but I woke up the other day and imagined Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debating the $97 million Randall Road improve ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:44 pm
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