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  A 17-year-old man was hospitalized after being struck by a car about 3:45 p.m. Friday in the 19300 block of Route 20 near Marengo, McHenry County sheriff's police said Saturday. The man entered the roadway from the south for unknown reasons and was...

Pedestrian hit by car near Marengo hospitalized

Updated: 10/5/2013 11:35 AM

  Britain's Prince Harry chatted and shook hands with a throng of excited fans on the Sydney waterfront Saturday as thousands of people celebrated the centenary of the fledgling Australian navy fleet's first visit to the city's famed harbor. Harry...

Prince Harry chats, shakes hands with Sydney fans

Updated: 10/5/2013 11:13 AM

  An unmistakable sense of unease is growing in global capitals as the U.S. government from afar looks increasingly befuddled. America is shirking from a military confrontation in Syria, stymied at home by a gridlocked Congress and in danger of...

Analysis: US reliability questioned overseas

Updated: 10/5/2013 10:46 AM

  Defending the shaky rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama said frustrated Americans "definitely shouldn't give up" on the problem-plagued program now at the heart of his dispute with Republicans over reopening the federal...

Obama to public: Don't give up on health sign-ups

Updated: 10/5/2013 04:07 PM

  The partial shutdown of the federal government has made more than 128,000 acres of wildlife refuges and other lands off limits in Illinois.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Saturday that it has closed lands and facilities nationwide.

Government shutdown closes Illinois wildlife areas

Updated: 10/7/2013 07:35 AM

  With the generosity of donors and the frantic work of more than a dozen construction workers, the new GiGi's Playhouse is starting to show signs of life. Scheduled to open Oct. 27 in Hoffman Estates, the center will house programs for adults and...

New GiGi's Playhouse underway; donations still needed

Updated: 10/5/2013 05:15 PM

  Three grateful sets of parents of preemies are hosting an appreciation dinner on Sunday for the doctors and nurses who work in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates. “I felt that after we were...

Preemies' parents to host dinner to thank St. Alexius doctors, nurses

Updated: 10/5/2013 06:05 PM

  Scott Cork and his son Shawn know what it's like to constantly hide feelings of shame and inadequacy. The Corks, who live in Burlington, have dyslexia, and getting private, specialized tutoring has transformed their lives. "Now that my GPA is...

Burlington father, son end years of hiding their dyslexia

Updated: 10/5/2013 12:58 AM

  After about 40 hours of testimony, the public hearing regarding a proposed garbage waste transfer station in Round Lake Park ended earlier this week. Public comment is being accepted through Nov. 1. "The village's official position is still that we...

Round Lake Park transfer station hearing ends after 40 hours

Updated: 10/5/2013 12:53 AM

  The sentiment this week among many Northwestern backers wasn't so much confidence as it was hope as the No. 16 Wildcats prepared to host No. 4 Ohio State.It was more of a 'Do you think we have a chance?' sentiment.

Northwestern hangs tough, but comes up just short

Updated: 10/6/2013 01:22 AM

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