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  • Class of 2015: Jacobs High School marks graduation with exuberant attitude

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Bright-eyed and ready to embrace their futures, members of Harry D. Jacobs High School’s Class of 2015 officially left high school b ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Class of 2015: Dundee-Crown High School seniors graduate, principal departs after 9 years

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – The significance of the day didn’t strike Aaron Caldwell until he was walking through a large arena in his vibrant blue robe, listen ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Class of 2015: McHenry County College grads look ahead to careers, universities

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Abiding by the rules, Jasmine Brown didn’t curse or give any shout-outs during her speech to fellow McHenry County College graduates, b ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Detour: Work zones on Route 176 currently affecting traffic

    • ROUTE 176: Watch for more than one work zone as workers repave Route 176 between Routes 14 and 47.
    May 17, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens’ deadly eruption

    SEATTLE – Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Insurers pass tax along to the states

    There’s more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama’s health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death

    CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the country’s first freely elected leader, ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, to death over a m ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Suicide bomber explodes at Nigerian bus station, kills 8

    POTISKUM, Nigeria – A teenage suicide bomber blew herself up and killed seven other people Saturday outside a bustling bus station in the northeast Ni ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Ohio cases highlight challenges in domestic terror probes

    CINCINNATI – The father of one of the men described him as a stay-at-home "Mommy's boy," while the other young man's attorney said he was "a normal 23 ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • U.S., China budge not a bit over South China Sea activity

    BEIJING – China and the United States budged not a bit Saturday over Beijing’s assertive development in disputed parts of the South China Sea, with Fo ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Pope calls Palestinian leader “angel of peace” during visit

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an “angel of peace” during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscor ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Spring turkey harvest increases across Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says hunters took 11 percent more turkeys during the 2015 spring season than they did a yea ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Sheriff: 3-year-old shoots 1-year-old sibling in vehicle

    VENICE, Fla. – Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies say a 3-year-old boy shot his 1-year-old sister in the face as the two were in a car in the parking ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • America’s premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart

    NEW YORK – The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, a ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Late blues great B.B. King: Legacy lives on in Mississippi

    INDIANOLA, Miss. – Outside Indianola, B.B. King was a blues superstar, a guitar legend who inspired Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and countless other mus ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:17 pm
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