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  • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    CINCINNATI – A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Associ ...
    NEW: Aug. 21, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Fall youth sports in McHenry to start in September

    McHENRY – Pee-wee flag football, basketball and T-ball programs will be starting in September.The Mc ...
    NEW: Aug. 21, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • McHenry sewer plant nominated for award

    McHENRY – The city of McHenry's south wastewater treatment plant has been nominated as one of the state's best operated wastewater plant by the Illino ...
    NEW: Aug. 21, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Judge rejects Green Party lawsuit over ballot access

    Illinois Green Party candidates for statewide office – including Harvard attorney Scott Summers – likely will not appear on the Nov. 4 ballot after a ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown's death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and alt ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Wakeboard park offers season pass for winning name

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Like a major Hollywood film, Crystal Lake's newest attraction is going to start production under a working title.
    UPDATED: Aug. 21, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Veterans take off for annual honor flight

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Vietnam War veteran James Pudlas will be able to cross an item off his bucket list Friday night.
    UPDATED: Aug. 21, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • U.S. existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

    WASHINGTON – Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON – For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervent ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • No suspects in shooting death of Chicago boy, 9

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for whoever fatally shot a 9-year-old boy in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Flood advisory for McHenry County expires

    A flood advisory was in effect this morning for six north central and northeast Illinois counties, one of which is McHenry County, but has been allowe ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Illinois students improve slightly on ACT exam

    SPRINGFIELD – This year’s Illinois high school graduates performed slightly better on the ACT college entrance exam than last year’s, in one of the fi ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Riot police and soldiers acting on their president’s orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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