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  • Crystal Lake's Poplar Street water tower to be repainted

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Poplar Street water tower is set to painted – for the first time in more than 30 years.
    NEW: March 5, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?

    POLK CITY, Fla. — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus phasing out elephant acts by 2018

    POLK CITY, Fla. — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Preservation Chicago puts city's neon signs on endangered structures list

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago preservation group has put the city's neon signs on its annual list of endangered structures.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Couple offers $92M to Northwestern University medical school

    EVANSTON (AP) — Northwestern University's medical school has received a $92 million donation to pursue regenerative medicine.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Crystal Lake police: Missing 18-year-old does not pose threat

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police don't have a reason to think still-missing 18-year-old, Adrian Salazar, has harmed himself in any way, according to an alert fro ...
    March 5, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • 10 Things to Know for March 5; Justice Department clears officer in Ferguson shooting

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    March 5, 2015 - 6:32 am
  • Stiemke: Fifth year for Human Race is on the horizon

    The McHenry County Human Race is coming up on year five. It is hard to believe we are here already.B ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Johnsburg Junior High School girl wins McHenry County spelling bee

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The final word was perfidy. Mareike Western knew she knew the word, but the lights sh ...
    March 5, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • Watch Replay: 2015 McHenry County Spelling Bee

    Watch a replay of the 2015 McHenry County Spelling Bee, won by Mareike Western of Johnsburg. The bee ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health ov ...
    March 4, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • IDOT should clean house on hiring rules, court monitor says

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' political-hiring rules are complicated by union representation, defeating the purpose of ensuring most government jobs are ope ...
    March 4, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Clinton email investigation: House committee subpoenas messages in Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON – A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who use ...
    March 4, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • McDonald's says it won't use human antibiotics in chicken

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.
    March 4, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • Oakwood Hills power plant opposition group donates remaining $10,000

    OAKWOOD HILLS – When developers pulled a $450 million power plant proposal for Oakwood Hills in September, the grassroots organization that fought for ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:23 pm
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