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  • Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife’s disappearance ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Amid talk of cuts, state superintendent warns of ‘perfect storm’ for Illinois school districts

    SPRINGFIELD – As lawmakers consider revamping Illinois’ outdated school funding formula, the state superintendent warned Tuesday that more education c ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • DCFS bill would improve investigator training

    SPRINGFIELD – Training at Illinois’ child protective services department would be revamped for the first time in its history under legislation headed ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • District 156 candidates discuss finances, teacher union at forum

    McHENRY – Three of six candidates for the McHenry High School District 156 Board took part in a forum Tuesday to give residents a summary of their goa ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District Board asks for split of park impact fees

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The impact fees developers pay for parks have helped the Crystal Lake Park District make capital improvements.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • McHenry County Board remote attendance debate hinges on Open Meetings Act test

    WOODSTOCK – A fictional town on the Illinois Open Meetings Act test required of all state elected officials is the latest backdrop for the ongoing deb ...
    March 3, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Crystal Lake's Regal Showplace movie theater to get recliners in overhaul

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Regal Crystal Lake Showplace Stadium 16 is set for a renovation that will outfit its movie theaters with king-size recliners.
    March 3, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Bad barley crop not likely to affect McHenry County craft-beer industry

    A barley shortage caused by rotten weather last year likely won’t have locals crying in their beer over the price or availability of a locally brewed ...
    UPDATED: March 3, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • McHenry County residents could see warmer temperatures by weekend

    It seems the end of winter is near. McHenry County residents will face a couple more days of frigid ...
    UPDATED: March 3, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Search for Crystal Lake Central senior, 18, continues, police say

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police are still trying to locate 18-year-old Adrian Salazar on Tuesday after he left home "despondent" on Sunday and has yet to return ...
    UPDATED: March 3, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • McHenry man denies child pornography charges

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man on Tuesday denied allegations that he possessed thousands of images of child pornography.
    UPDATED: March 3, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Which Wich off to busy start in Crystal Lake (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Which Wich Superior Sandwiches has been consistently busy since it opened in Crystal Lake last week.
    UPDATED: March 3, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

    WASHINGTON — In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that neg ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Former Neoga police chief dies after heart attack while shoveling snow from driveway

    NEOGA (AP) — A former police chief of the Neoga Police Department has died after suffering a heart attack while shoveling snow from his driveway.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Chicago’s retired Cardinal George admitted to hospital

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s retired Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to the hospital for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more ...
    NEW: March 3, 2015 - 10:57 pm
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