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  • Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdraws candidacy for speaker

    WASHINGTON – Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Hillary Clinton server hack attempts came from China, Korea, Germany

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, containing an electronic inventory of some 55,000 pages of emails from her stint as secret ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • McHenry businesses offer homecoming alternatives after high school strike cancels events

    McHENRY – Local business owners will host events this weekend for McHenry Community High School District 156 students whose homecoming events were can ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Rupert Murdoch suggests Obama isn't 'real black president'

    NEW YORK – The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, issued an apology Thursday after he faced social media backlash followin ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent

    NEW YORK – Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth an ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 8:42 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Oct. 8; Volkswagen exec to face tough questions in Congress

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 6:26 am
  • As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton’s idea of a no-fly zone in Syria “half-baked.”
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:19 am
  • Rauner tries to put pressure on Democrats for budget deal

    OAK LAWN – Gov. Bruce Rauner sought Wednesday to ramp up pressure on majority Democrats over Illinois’ unprecedented budget stalemate, repeating calls ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:21 am
  • Turning Point holds vigil for domestic violence victims on Woodstock’s Square

    WOODSTOCK – Sharon Torvik said she doesn’t allow abuse in her life any longer.Torvik, 63, of McHenry ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:12 am
  • Judge won’t reduce bond for McHenry man charged with sexually assaulting girl

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man charged with sexually assaulting a minor will stay in jail until he posts $8,000, a judge decided Wednesday.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:06 am
  • Crystal Lake moves forward with wastewater plant improvements

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Improvements to the city’s two wastewater treatment plants won’t cost as much as originally estimated, city officials said in a memo to ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:04 am
  • Woodstock bans smoking in the Park in the Square

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock's Park in the Square will soon be smoke-free, at least for the next year.Woods ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:10 am
  • Cary Village Board postpones vote on proposed nine-unit development

    CARY — A vote on a proposed nine-unit planned development at 400 Haber Road was postponed by the Village Board on Thursday after concerns about the se ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:02 am
  • Six Flags Great America to create virtual Metropolis in 2016

    GURNEE – Fans of DC Comics can look forward to experiencing a new thrill ride at Six Flags Great America next summer.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • McHenry District 156 homecoming game forfeited; dance postponed as strike continues

    McHENRY – An event often seen as the mark of a fresh school year has been scrapped in McHenry Community High School District 156 as an ongoing teacher ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:13 am
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