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  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maid ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • County homeless count set for Jan. 28

    The McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness will conduct its annual count of homeless individuals and families Wednesday evening.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Housing development proposed in Cary

    CARY – A developer is proposing to build nine houses at the intersection of Harper Avenue and Haber Road.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Metra considers allowing pets on trains

    CHICAGO – Metra is considering launching a three-month test run to allow small pets on its trains.Lo ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Chicago Police find 386 pounds of marijuana in SUV

    CHICAGO – A man got more than a ticket during a traffic stop when Chicago police discovered 386 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    JUNEAU, Alaska – President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • 11 hurt when bus crashes on I-94 in southeast Wisconsin

    KENOSHA, Wis. – Police said 11 people were hurt but none seriously when a bus crashed on Interstate 94 in southeastern Wisconsin.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Airlines cancel 85 flights at Chicago’s O’Hare amid wet snow

    CHICAGO – More than 85 flights have been canceled at O’Hare International Airport as a sloppy mixture of snow and rain fell in the Chicago area.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Blizzard expected for 250-mile stretch of Northeast

    NEW YORK – A “potentially historic” storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Massachusetts starting Monday, crippling a region ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • On the Record with: McHenry County Sheriff’s Office chief of operations

    Ricardo Pagán still is trying to catch his breath from being carted around to meetings, sitdowns with county officials and shaking hands with McHenry ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Pioneer Center taking walk-ins in McHenry for mental health services

    McHENRY – The Pioneer Center for Human Services is now offering walk-in registration for residents seeking behavioral health services.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    MIAMI – Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Woodstock completes roof work to Old Courthouse at cost of $1.05 million

    WOODSTOCK – The city completed its restoration of the roof and dome at the Old Courthouse but not before decrepit gutters added unexpected costs, push ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Illinois ‘fracking’ off to slow start amid oil-price slump

    ST. LOUIS – The oil and gas drilling technique known as “fracking,” once trumpeted as a job-creating boon for southern Illinois, is off to a feeble st ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Norge marks 110 years of ski jumping in Fox River Grove (with videos)

    FOX RIVER GROVE – For one day at least, everyone’s Norwegian at Norge’s annual ski jump event. Or at ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 1:50 pm
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