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  • Dubai pushes the pedal to the metal on driverless cars

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Already home to the world's biggest skyscraper, Dubai has another tall order to fill: By 2030, its leader wants 25 perce ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Egyptian police stifle plans for mass protest over islands

    CAIRO – Thousands of Egyptian riot police on Monday stifled plans for mass demonstrations against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's rule, using tear g ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same

    HANNOVER, Germany – Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Fed likely will keep rates unchanged in face of global slump

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. job market is healthy. The stock market is up. Home prices are rising. Yet as the Federal Reserve prepares to meet this week, it ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Advisory referendum to shrink size of McHenry County Board advances

    WOODSTOCK – A nonbinding question asking voters if they would like to shrink the size of the McHenry County Board is again on the move toward placemen ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • McHenry County schools, college admissions warn against 'senioritis'

    WOODSTOCK – Glenn Pinnau, a teacher at Marian Central Catholic High School, knows when the end of his students’ senior year is nearing. The shirts of ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • North Carolina LGBT law spurs demonstrations, repeal bill

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Demonstrations encircled North Carolina’s statehouse on Monday, for and against a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGB ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Anti-Trump pact unites rivals on eve of primaries

    BORDEN, Ind. – Declaring the Republican presidential contest at “a fork in the road,” Ted Cruz and John Kasich defended their extraordinary new allian ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Southern Illinois University leader condemns racist video

    CARBONDALE – Racial tension on the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale campus is high after a series of recent incidents that include an anonym ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois budget impasse sparks fears of school closings

    HARRISBURG – The economic hard times that have hit this Illinois coal town are particularly visible inside its 113-year-old high school, where cracks ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Hebron man dies after car crashes into tree

    HEBRON – A 52-year-old Hebron man died in a one-car crash Monday evening, Hebron Police Sgt. Rich Donlea said.
    April 26, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Car hits guide wire in Woodstock, sends 1 to hospital

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock 17-year-old girl was transported to Centegra Hospital - Woodstock with minor injuries after her car ran off the road and hit a ...
    April 25, 2016 - 7:36 pm
  • Fabrik Industries expanding in McHenry, buying second facility

    McHENRY – Fabrik Industries will expand its operations in the city of McHenry with the purchase of a second facility at Miller Parkway, the McHenry Co ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Rollover crash near Harvard sends teen to hospital

    HARVARD – A 19-year-old Poplar Grove woman was taken to an area hospital Monday after a rollover crash near Harvard, police and fire officials said.
    April 25, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Woodstock man pleads guilty to cyberstalking 16-year-old girl

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sentenced a Woodstock man to one year of probation after he admitted to cyberstalking a 16-year-old girl.
    April 25, 2016 - 6:38 pm
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