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  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Jason Blake, candidate for District 155 school board

    Name: Jason K. BlakeAge: 45Town: Crystal LakeOffice sought: Community High School District 155 schoo ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000

    WASHINGTON – More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Officer, 3 others fatally shot in Wisconsin domestic dispute

    WESTON, Wis. – Four people including a police officer are dead and a suspect is in custody after shootings at a bank and a law firm in northern Wiscon ...
    March 23, 2017 - 8:11 am
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 to lay off teachers

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Declining enrollment in Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 has prompted the district to lay off or reduce hours for ...
    March 24, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • Union man injured after car hits guard rail on Route 20 near Marengo, police say

    MARENGO – A single-vehicle crash near Marengo sent one person to the hospital Tuesday evening, a police official said.
    March 22, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • McHenry mayor candidates continue to have opposing views on city's reserve fund

    McHENRY – Tax reduction and the city’s reserve fund continue to be a key topic in the race for McHenry mayor.
    March 22, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • U.S. tells allies to do more amid new offensive against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – Declaring the Islamic State group’s destruction its top Middle East priority, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged coalition partn ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Supreme Court bolsters rights of learning-disabled students

    WASHINGTON – A unanimous Supreme Court on Wednesday bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public sc ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort linked to Putin interests

    WASHINGTON – Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to "grea ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Trump lawyers ask court to move quickly on travel ban appeal

    RICHMOND, Va. – Donald Trump's administration is asking a U.S. court to quickly hear its appeal of a ruling that blocked the president's revised trave ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:30 pm
  • British Parliament terror attack leaves 5 dead

    LONDON – A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's W ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:30 pm
  • Republicans rebelling against health care risk Trump's wrath

    NEW YORK – Hard-line House Republicans considering voting against the House GOP health bill are bracing for payback from a president who claims his fa ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:30 pm
  • Chicago teen's rape watched on Facebook Live stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

    CHICAGO – The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities said was raped while about 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have c ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • Pie Five Pizza closes Algonquin, other Chicago-area locations

    ALGONQUIN – Most Chicago-area Pie Five Pizza locations have closed, including the one in Algonquin, a spokeswoman for the company said.
    March 22, 2017 - 11:30 pm
  • Fast-fashion retailer H&M coming to Spring Hill Mall

    WEST DUNDEE – Spring Hill Mall will soon house a store from one of the world’s largest fashion retailers.
    March 22, 2017 - 11:31 pm
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