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  • Law fails to stop Illinois schools from fattening pensions

    CHICAGO – A 2005 state law has failed to discourage many Illinois school districts from using large pay raises to fatten the pensions of retiring educ ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • 4-year-old girl shot in head outside Chicago prom party

    CHICAGO – A 4-year-old girl was shot in the head outside a home in Chicago where relatives were attending a high school prom party.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Medical pot businesses in Illinois to battle black market for customers

    CHICAGO – When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring pro ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Questions arise among Cary Village Board on affordable housing shortfall

    CARY – The Cary Village Board members on Tuesday took issue, many in fact, with a state-designated shortfall of affordable housing in the village.
    May 24, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • MCCD to offer story time at Crystal Lake-based education center

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A springtime story will be followed by an exploratory hike and craft at a weekend program for children.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Marengo Park District Offers Rules of the Road driving review course

    MARENGO – The Marengo Park District has partnered with the Illinois Secretary of State office to offer a free Rules of the Road course to assist area ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • McHenry's SleepOut for Shelter raises more than $180,000

    McHENRY – This year’s SleepOut for Shelter has raised over $180,000 so far.Organizers credit the sup ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Centegra to host free screening event at Sun City in Huntley

    HUNTLEY – Centegra Health System will offer free screenings and interactive sessions for Sun City residents and Huntley community members next month a ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • McHenry County, military surplus and police militarization: A tale of two MRAPs

    McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Ellis and the rest of his SWAT team were on edge as they surrounded the Holiday Hills home of Scott Peters.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • McHenry County military surplus, general equipment acquired through 1033 Program

    The Defense Logistics Agency tracks military surplus, both weapons and general issue, that it gives to local law enforcement agencies under a program ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • McHenry County military surplus, tactical equipment acquired through 1033 Program

    The Defense Logistics Agency tracks military surplus, both weapons and general issue, that it gives to local law enforcement agencies under a program ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

    DUBLIN – Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum decla ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

    CLEVELAND – A patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case t ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

    WASHINGTON – A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next ...
    May 23, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    WASHINGTON – In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
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