• Algonquin to end fire alarm-monitoring program

    ALGONQUIN – By July 30, the roughly 440 commercial and multifamily properties that are part of the village's wireless alarm monitoring program will ha ...
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  • Contest will decide new McHenry River Run logo

    McHENRY – A contest is being held to find a new logo for the expanded McHenry River Run.The winner w ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Woodstock sex offender arrested for giving police wrong address

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock registered sex offender was arrested Tuesday after providing police with false information regarding his address.
    April 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    WASHINGTON — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is t ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

    MAYWOOD — Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped au ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Centegra to expand inpatient behavioral health, obstetrics services

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    April 23, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Syrian lawmaker first to field run for presidency

    DAMASCUS, Syria — A Syrian lawmaker on Wednesday registered his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election, becoming the first contender in the Ju ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

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    April 23, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skil ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district

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    April 23, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Man pleads not guilty in southern Ill. killing

    MURPHYSBORO — A man accused of killing a Missouri woman and leaving her body along a southern Illinois road has pleaded not guilty to charges of first ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Family: Remains in '78 cold case will be cremated

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    April 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Family friendly programming explores McHenry County trails

    Hikers will be on the lookout for salamanders and blue birds as part of programming planned by the McHenry County Conservation District.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • McHenry police promote booster seat use

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    April 23, 2014 - 9:32 am
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    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:01 am
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