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  • Obama’s request to combat Islamic State draws support

    WASHINGTON – Bending for once to the will of the White House, Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday behind President Barack Obama’s call to tra ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • U.N.: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

    BEIRUT – Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the U.N.'s fourth crisis over abducted soldi ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again

    BRUSSELS – The European Union on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Russia for helping separatists destabilize Ukraine, limiting Russia's access to it ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • U.S. sharply cutting deportations

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

    NEW YORK – The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, s ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Huntley volleyball falls to Crystal Lake Central

    Huntley played Crystal Lake Central during Thursday's volleyball match September 11, 2014. Crystal Lake Central won 2-1.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Caterpillar plans new lab at U. of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Caterpillar Inc. plans to open a new data analytics laboratory at the University of Illinois, the Peoria-based company announced this week ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Chicago Park District bans smoking in city parks

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Park District has approved a ban on smoking at any of the city's 580 parks.Par ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Judge awards $10M to school over collapsed mine

    GILLESPIE – An Illinois school district has been awarded nearly $10 million in a lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad after claiming a collapsed min ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers push plan for police cameras

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cam ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Man convicted in Illinois killing spree faces Mo. trial

    ST. LOUIS – A man already serving life sentences in Illinois for six killings in 2008 will face trial in Missouri on charges that he killed an Arkansa ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • U. of Illinois trustees won't hire anti-Israel professor

    URBANA – University of Illinois trustees on Thursday voted not to hire a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were deemed anti-Semitic by some ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • McHenry County sheriff candidate questions opponent's judgment over former campaign manager

    The criminal record of the former campaign manager for McHenry County Sheriff candidate Bill Prim casts a pall on what he would do if elected, Prim’s ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • 2 Woodstock residents charged with burglarizing Crystal Lake church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Woodstock residents were charged with breaking into and stealing from a Crystal Lake church, police said.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Powers-Walker House up for McHenry County historic landmark designation

    RINGWOOD – The Powers-Walker House was a quiet place to go for Gus Weinreis. The Round Lake residen ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:34 am
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