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  • Rockford man pleads guilty in beating death

    ROCKFORD – A Rockford man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the beating death of a 75-year-old woman.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Report analyzes Nov. 4 election in Cook County

    CHICAGO – Cook County Clerk David Orr's review of the Nov. 4 election shows a 69 percent increase in early voting and increased younger-voter particip ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Madigan says T-Mobile settlement shields consumers

    CHICAGO – The Illinois attorney general's office says anyone who thinks they were among T-Mobile customers charged for cellphone text services they di ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Identical triplet boys born to St. Charles couple

    ST. CHARLES –A set of identical triplet boys were born Friday at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield to Brandi and James Murphy of St. Charles, the h ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo welcomes 2nd dolphin calf in 5 days

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Zoo is welcoming the second bottlenose dolphin born in the western Chicago suburb in five days.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Ex-Chicago gang member released after testimony

    CHICAGO – A former member of a notorious Chicago street gang who was once convicted of murder and sentenced to death has been released from prison aft ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • East students expelled for attack on D-303 network

    ST. CHARLES – Two St. Charles East High School students in November were expelled from St. Charles School District 303 because of an attack they launc ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Penkava: Puttin’ on the Ritz at the movies

    Recently my wife and I went to the movies, and I was not prepared for what I experienced. Don’t get me wrong; it had nothing to do with any problems o ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn names comptroller after Judy Baar Topinka's death

    CHICAGO — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar T ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Small tax increase, big downtown dreams for Ringwood

    RINGWOOD – Ringwood's tax levy increase is half of last year's but its downtown dreams are growing.R ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • Harvard School District 50 adopts annual levy

    HARVARD – District 50 residents can expect an increase in their annual tax bills.The District 50 sch ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • MCCD to host family-friendly winter exploration event

    MARENGO – Building a home for a mouse, hunting for animal tracks and drinking hot chocolate will round out an upcoming winter adventure at the Marengo ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • MCC to offer construction zone flagger training

    McHENRY – Training for those interested in becoming construction zone flaggers will be offered at the McHenry-based Shah Center next month.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • McHenry Township supervisor retires; successor appointed

    Friday marked the last official day of work for McHenry Township Supervisor Donna Schaefer, who is retiring from a 26-year tenure in local government.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • After school massacre in Pakistan, 2 militants hanged

    ISLAMABAD — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants on Friday — the country's first executions in years — after the government reinstated the death pe ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:21 pm
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