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The first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk was released Tuesday, three months after the Illinois Republican suffered a stroke. (Handout) (Office of Sen. Mark Kirk / April 24, 2012)

First photo of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk since stroke is released

More than three months after he suffered a large stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk was shown in a photo released today by the Rehabilitation Institute of … Read more ›

Back Country Roads
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Villarreal Scholarships Touch Graduates' Lives in Many Ways

Since 2007, the Dustin Villarreal Memorial Scholarship has made attending college a little easier for 12 Geneva High School graduates. The honor that five of … Read more ›

Kim and Khloe Kardashian blow kisses to the crowd at Sears April 20. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

Kim and Khloe Kardashian come to town

It was a madhouse at the Woodfield Mall Sears April 20 when reality TV stars Kim and Khloe Kardashian, along with their mother Kris Jenner, … Read more ›

James Zimmerman with a new Illinois state record walleye.  Photo courtesy IL DNR
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Pecatonica gives up 2nd state record Walleye

It wasn’t that long ago when there was a lot of talk about a new state record walleye being caught. On January 7th of this … Read more ›

Mike Iaconelli with two big tournament bass.   Photo by BASS and Rob Russow
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Is it Ike’s turn?

After a year of fishing in a variety of tournaments across the nation, 49 of the best anglers will finally compete in the 2012 Bassmaster … Read more ›

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Chad Repp of Woodstock Wins Top Honors for Sales and Customer Service at Verizon Wireless’ National President’s Cabinet

Verizon Wireless has named Chad Repp, Manager Solutions Architect in Schaumburg, Ill., to the company’s prestigious President’s Cabinet. The honor is reserved for those ranking … Read more ›

Alex Mamantov, Director of Inpatient Programs at HPNI, Dr. Brain Sager, Mayor of Woodstock, Sarah Bealles, HPNI Interim Chief Executive Officer; Betty McKillip, Mchenry County Advisory Council, Hal Stinespring, President, Hospice Foundation, and Kat Slater, HPNI Volunteer, cut the ribbon at the Re-Grand Opening of the Woodstock Hospice Home.
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HPNI Celebrates Re-Grand Opening of Woodstock Hospice Home

The New Year offered Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois (HPNI) two reasons to celebrate: 2012 marks the 30 year anniversary of the agency’s … Read more ›

Nick Tassoni (left) with his father David and Nick’s state-record walleye (ILDNR Photo)
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Teen catches new Illinonis State Record Walleye

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reported this afternoon that a 15 year old boy from Rockford caught a new State Record walleye. On January … Read more ›

Don Dziedzina with some nice bluegills caught through the ice.
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Ice Fishing will come

The cold blast the swept across the Midwest brought some ice to the many or our smaller ponds in northern Illinois and to the channels … Read more ›

Don Dziedzina, his daughter Lisa and their hunting partner Wager
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Why do we hunt?

We’re well into the hunting season. Many of us have done well so far and yet many are also looking forward to see how the … Read more ›