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  • D-47 considers parking agreement with neighboring church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There aren't enough parking spots at Hannah Beardsley Middle School.Crystal Lake Elem ...
    NEW: Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi elected to lead attorney association

    McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi is now president of the Illinois State's Attorneys Association, according to a news release.
    NEW: Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Code of conduct for appointees sent back to McHenry County Board committee

    WOODSTOCK – Concerns over potential problems and vagaries with a proposed code of conduct for appointees to boards and commissions prompted the McHenr ...
    NEW: Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Sony nixes 'The Interview' Christmas release after hackers' terrorism threats

    NEW YORK — Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex cha ...
    NEW: Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • NIU alum, Texas meteorologist Patrick Crawford shot outside TV station

    Educators with Northern Illinois University’s meteorology program were shocked Wednesday after learning that alumnus Patrick Crawford was shot after l ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Bond set for Marengo woman in alleged car, poodle theft

    WOODSTOCK – A family dog was caught in the center of a car robbery, but has since been returned to its owners, a McHenry County prosecutor said.
    UPDATED: Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Judy Baar Topinka memorial: Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner, James Thompson, others offer high praise

    COUNTRYSIDE – There wasn’t a person in attendance at a memorial held Wednesday for the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka who didn’t remark o ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:06 pm
  • Michelle Obama designates Woodstock a 'Preserve America Community'

    WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock is one of just 11 Illinois locations that can call itself a Preserve America Community, after a recent designation b ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Despite some concerns, Crystal Lake approves annexation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The plan for a newly annexed lot at Huntley and Ackman roads remains unclear.The lack ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:58 pm
  • Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midte ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • 14 arrested at Massachusetts pharmacy in 2012 meningitis outbreak

    BOSTON — Fourteen owners or employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy were arrested Wednesday in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak th ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • 1 injured after Crystal Lake crash involving semi-truck, car

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One driver was transported to an area hospital Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash in Crystal Lake, fire officials said.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • Sydney hostage planned daring escape in Australia cafe

    SYDNEY — The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Australian leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

    SYDNEY — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off it years ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • U.S., Cuba to normalize relations; Obama to speak

    WASHINGTON — The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift i ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:02 am
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