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  • McHenry County, military surplus and police militarization: A tale of two MRAPs

    McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Ellis and the rest of his SWAT team were on edge as they surrounded the Holiday Hills home of Scott Peters.
    May 26, 2015 - 12:53 am
  • McHenry County military surplus, general equipment acquired through 1033 Program

    The Defense Logistics Agency tracks military surplus, both weapons and general issue, that it gives to local law enforcement agencies under a program ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • McHenry County military surplus, tactical equipment acquired through 1033 Program

    The Defense Logistics Agency tracks military surplus, both weapons and general issue, that it gives to local law enforcement agencies under a program ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say

    DUBLIN – Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum decla ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

    CLEVELAND – A patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire was acquitted Saturday in a case t ...
    May 23, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

    WASHINGTON – A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next ...
    May 23, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    WASHINGTON – In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Clinton received sensitive info on private email account

    WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplom ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    BEIRUT – Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Drew Peterson granted trial delay in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER – A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that the former suburban Chicago police sergeant ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois prisons director resigns 2 months after taking job

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's state corrections director, who took over a crowded prison system just two months ago, has resigned, offici ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Democrats giving no hint of compromise with Rauner on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Majority Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly gave no hint on Friday that they are ready to budge from opposition to Gov. Bruce Ra ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Correction

    A story about the McHenry County Board budget on page A3 of the Thursday, May 21, newspaper incorrectly listed the inflationary property tax increase ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • McHenry County farms, businesses connect on locally grown food

    The newest item on the menu of 1776 Restaurant in Crystal Lake is a living salad.It starts with tray ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • McHenry, Lake county government consolidation bill still stuck in committee

    State Sen. Pam Althoff said she cannot move a contentious government consolidation bill out of committee because she no longer has control of it – an ...
    May 22, 2015 - 5:01 pm
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