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  • McHenry County Electoral Board tosses state rep's anti-tax referendum from April 4 ballot

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County election officials tossed an advisory property tax freeze referendum off the April 4 ballot for having far from the require ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Heartland Blood Centers reports immediate critical blood shortage

    Heartland Blood Centers representatives said the center is in critical need of several blood types to meet the demands of hospitals in northern Illino ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • Crystal Lake Public Works employee flown to hospital after being hit by SUV

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake Public Works Department employee was flown to an area hospital Friday morning after he was struck by an SUV, police said ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Zion man found guilty of drug-induced homicide in Algonquin woman's death

    WOODSTOCK – Jurors found a Zion man guilty on Friday of the drug-induced homicide of 21-year-old Danielle Barzyk.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Lake in the Hills resident reflects on 85-pound weight loss, offers advice

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – On Thanksgiving 2015, Mary Ulery was in Southern California watching on the sidelines as her son ran a 5K race. Just one year late ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budget

    WASHINGTON – Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap P ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Trump's team of rivals: Discordant notes in the amen chorus

    WASHINGTON – You can’t really call them “yes men.” Maybe we’re meeting Donald Trump’s “yes, but” men.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Report says Chicago police violated civil rights for years

    CHICAGO – The Justice Department on Friday laid bare years of civil rights violations by Chicago police, blasting the nation’s second-largest departme ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • McHenry County Board chairman moving forward with anti-tax referendum

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is moving forward with putting an advisory property tax freeze referendum question to voters, bu ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 7:39 pm
  • Democratic Rep. John Lewis: Donald Trump not a 'legitimate president'

    WASHINGTON – Democratic Rep. John Lewis says he's doesn't consider Donald Trump a "legitimate president," blaming the Russians for helping the Republi ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 4:23 pm
  • Don's what? Portable toilet names covered for inauguration

    WASHINGTON – It's the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.Wo ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 2:35 pm
  • McHenry County College Literacy Program helps volunteers help others

    Life can be extremely difficult for those who don’t have basic skills in reading, math or English. ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents

    SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you.With a me ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 8:51 am
  • More pay, greater confidence lifts U.S. retail sales 0.6 percent

    WASHINGTON – Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid i ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 8:19 am
  • Illinois man sues over his July 4 flag-burning arrest

    CHICAGO – A 22-year-old central Illinois man who was arrested and detained after posting online pictures of himself burning an American flag has filed ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:14 am
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