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  • Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love wi ...
    July 5, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • 320-acre wildfire threatens homes in Northern California

    VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned more than 320 acres is threatening homes in a Northern California city.
    July 5, 2015 - 9:18 am
  • Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

    CALAIS, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say a man celebrating the Fourth of July died when he tried to launch a firework off the top of his head.
    July 5, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • Boy, 7, killed during violent July 4 celebrations in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed ...
    July 5, 2015 - 9:14 am
  • MCCD's Extreme Expedition event to take teens hiking, canoeing in Cary

    CARY – Bike rides, hikes and canoe trips soon will take teenagers across McHenry County.The McHenry ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • McHenry County College to offer photography certificate

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Photo enthusiasts can turn their hobby into a profession with the help of McHenry County College’s continuing education department’s ne ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Registration open for McHenry County College youth soccer camps

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration is underway for McHenry County College’s newest youth camps.The college’ ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Pottery sale to raise money for McHenry County College art scholarships

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A sale of pottery – created and donated by a local potter and glazed and fired by McHenry County College students – is being held to su ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Fox River Grove Memorial Library offers program to prevent 'summer slide'

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The Fox River Grove Memorial Library is offering a program to help area students prevent summer learning loss.
    July 4, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Lake in the Hills Rockin' Ribfest needs more volunteers

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills’ annual Rockin’ Ribfest needs more volunteers to help with this year’s 10th anniversary event after a somewhat t ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155's pool agreement falls through

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The LifeTime Fitness corporate office won’t be signing off on an agreement that would have given Community High School District 155 swi ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • People celebrate Fourth of July at Crystal Lake Lakeside Festival, Main Beach

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Parades, firework shows and festivals took place throughout McHenry County during Fourth of July weekend, and some people tried to see ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Analysts: Greek government’s post-referendum future unsure

    ATHENS, Greece – Whether Greeks decide in Sunday’s referendum to accept their lenders’ bailout deal or reject it, the government’s hold on power may b ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Detour: Road work suspended for Fourth, but closures remain

    Road work is suspended for the Independence Day holiday, but watch for existing road and lane closures.
    July 4, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Narcan just one weapon against McHenry County heroin, opiate overdose deaths

    As area police departments make a push to carry Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, statistics from the McHenry County cor ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:27 pm
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