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  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • High-stakes clash at high court over health law subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Insurance coverage for millions of people is riding on the latest politically charged Supreme Court clash over President Barack Obama’s h ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Iraqi advance slowed on Islamic State-held Tikrit

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi troops and Shiite militias battled the Islamic State group on Tuesday on the outskirts of militant-held Tikrit, unable to advance furt ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Judge asked to delay medical marijuana permit in Kankakee

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge is considering a request to halt the medical marijuana permit process in one part of Illinois.
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Chicago’s retired Cardinal George admitted to hospital

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s retired Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to the hospital for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife’s disappearance ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • New Illinois state representative sworn in to replace Brauer

    SPRINGFIELD – A staffer for a U.S. congressman from Illinois has been sworn in to replace a state lawmaker who resigned from the General Assembly earl ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

    WASHINGTON – Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Depart ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Amid talk of cuts, state superintendent warns of ‘perfect storm’ for Illinois school districts

    SPRINGFIELD – As lawmakers consider revamping Illinois’ outdated school funding formula, the state superintendent warned Tuesday that more education c ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • DCFS bill would improve investigator training

    SPRINGFIELD – Training at Illinois’ child protective services department would be revamped for the first time in its history under legislation headed ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • District 156 candidates discuss finances, teacher union at forum

    McHENRY – Three of six candidates for the McHenry High School District 156 Board took part in a forum Tuesday to give residents a summary of their goa ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District Board asks for split of park impact fees

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The impact fees developers pay for parks have helped the Crystal Lake Park District make capital improvements.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • McHenry County Board remote attendance debate hinges on Open Meetings Act test

    WOODSTOCK – A fictional town on the Illinois Open Meetings Act test required of all state elected officials is the latest backdrop for the ongoing deb ...
    March 3, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Crystal Lake's Regal Showplace movie theater to get recliners in overhaul

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Regal Crystal Lake Showplace Stadium 16 is set for a renovation that will outfit its movie theaters with king-size recliners.
    March 3, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Bad barley crop not likely to affect McHenry County craft-beer industry

    A barley shortage caused by rotten weather last year likely won’t have locals crying in their beer over the price or availability of a locally brewed ...
    UPDATED: March 3, 2015 - 10:53 pm
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