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  • Driver flees after crashing into, knocking over pole in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A car that crashed into and knocked down a light pole near the intersection of Pyott and Virginia roads early Friday morning was vacant ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • U.S. home sales growth driven mostly by Midwest

    WASHINGTON – Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains steady d ...
    May 20, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Study Abroad Opportunities Abound at IL Community Colleges

    Students attending community college may benefit from the convenience of attending college close to home, but that doesn’t mean they can’t practice th ...
    May 20, 2016 - 7:56 am
  • Marengo Riley School District 18 board authorizes debt certificates to add 7 classrooms

    MARENGO – The Riley Community Consolidated School District 18 board gave a nod of approval Wednesday to issuing debt certificates, which the superinte ...
    May 20, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Relay for Life events scheduled in Crystal Lake, Huntley, Johnsburg

    The American Cancer Society is recruiting teams of local families, businesses, schools, places of worship, and the community to participate in one of ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • 10 things to know for Friday, May 20

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 20, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • Reeder: Illinois legislature lacks decorum

    SPRINGFIELD – A Champaign TV station has folks here stirred up because it caught two lawmakers playing video games on their phones while an important ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:18 am
  • Aurora Cinemark movie theater not liable for 2012 shooting, jury rules

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – A verdict saying a Colorado movie theater could not have safeguarded against a shooting that left 12 people dead likely prevented ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • U.S. could lift arms embargo on Vietnam amid China tensions

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama could lift restrictions on arms sales when he makes his first visit to Vietnam next week. That would remove a fina ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Some senators oppose Justice Department plan on computer warrants

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators took a first step Thursday to blocking a Justice Department proposal that they say would make it too easy ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Hillary Clinton grapples with Donald Trump's ability to stay in spotlight

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump kept himself planted firmly in the political spotlight this week with one headline-grabbing move after another – launching a ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Illinois unemployment edges up again in April to 6.6 percent

    CHICAGO – The unemployment rate across Illinois again creeped up in March even as the state added jobs.
    May 20, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Investigative firm discounts ex-Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexual harassment claim

    SPRINGFIELD – An investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee’s allegations of sexual harassment by the one-t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Illinois loan to help replace lead water lines in Galesburg

    GALESBURG – A $4 million state loan from will help replace lead water lines in an Illinois city with one of the nation’s most persistent problems of l ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuana

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he may be comfortable with legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois. But ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:36 am
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