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  • House votes to provide money for highways, transit

    WASHINGTON – The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans’ health care before heading out of town for its ...
    NEW: July 30, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar was reported to have died 2 years ago

    Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for m ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • GOP leaders rally around Kirk after fundraiser's criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republicans rallied around first-term U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Wednesday after a top fundraiser briefly suggested the moderate el ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Dominican Republic policies concerning McHenry County groups with Haiti ties

    As an immigration crisis unfolds in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, local Haiti organizations and ministries are concerned about the strain polici ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • 2 Algonquin crashes send 6 to hospital (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – Two Algonquin crashes within about 30 minutes sent a total of six people to an area hospital Wednesday, an official from the Algonquin-Lak ...
    July 29, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Outbound Union Pacific Northwest Metra train moving again

    A Union Pacific Northwest Metra train, halted because of mechanical failure, is moving again but operating about 30 minutes behind schedule.
    July 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Fair at MCC teaches McHenry County children about safety, health (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Anthony Ruiz's path to kindergarten started Wednesday.Anthony, a 5-year-old from Harv ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Starbucks requests to serve alcoholic beverages in Algonquin

    ALGONQUIN – Thirsty customers at a particular Algonquin Starbucks might at some point be able to choose from a selection of not only coffee and tea, b ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Illinois budget impasse puts halt to McHenry County summer internships, job training

    WOODSTOCK – A worker placed with McHenry-based Fabrik Molded Plastics didn't get to finish his summer internship, a ripple effect from the continuing ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Crystal Lake, Algonquin cops to serve lunch at Special Olympics Illinois fundraiser

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake and Algonquin police officers will be serving a benefit lunch to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.
    July 30, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Colorado theater shooter's mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — James Holmes' mother insisted Wednesday that she would "have been crawling on all fours" to reach him had she known he was talking ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Florida Teens' 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

    TEQUESTA, Fla. — Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundarie ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • University of Cincinnati cop faces murder charge in traffic-stop shooting

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesd ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Baby left in hot car for 2 hours in Joliet improving after going into cardiac arrrest

    JOLIET – The 7-month-old baby who went into cardiac arrest after being left in a hot car Tuesday is doing well.
    July 29, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Crystal Lake Lions Club expands charitable mission

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The donations raised by the Crystal Lake Lions Club have jumped about 10 percent over the previous year as the organization looks to ex ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:26 am
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