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  • Woodstock Fire Rescue District cuts deputy chief job after Lakewood contract ends

    WOODSTOCK – With the elimination of a deputy chief position, the upcoming retirement of the chief and other position and wage cuts, the Woodstock Fire ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Hopeful sign for U.S. economy: Job hunting ticks up

    WASHINGTON – For most of an agonizingly slow recovery from the Great Recession, millions of out-of-work Americans huddled on the sidelines of the job ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Crystal Lake to pursue fines over Crystal Lake South bleacher zoning violations

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The multi-year lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has cost the city of Crystal Lake about $250,000.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, lawmakers unveil government consolidation bills

    Gov. Bruce Rauner and like-minded lawmakers unveiled four proposed pieces of legislation Friday aimed at helping reduce the state’s 7,000 units of gov ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

    NEW YORK – Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:33 pm
  • Ex-McHenry County assistant state's attorney charged with felony theft

    WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry County assistant state's attorney faces felony theft charges after she allegedly stole more than $10,000 from several acc ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Crime mugs for February 2016 in McHenry County area

    McHenry County-area crime mugs for February 2016 ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3

    NEW YORK – A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street wo ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • President Barack Obama takes victory lap on economy

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy — and jab at the Republicans vying for ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • 2 children, 2 women, 2 men found dead in Chicago home

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found with signs of trauma ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Jobs report helps ease concerns a recession might be nearing

    WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • Marengo police reports for Feb. 5, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Checking Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured int ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • Julian Assange claims total vindication with UN panel ruling

    LONDON – A United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British autho ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:01 am
  • U.S. added just 151k jobs in January; unemployment rate at 4.9 percent

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. Employers raised pa ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 8:27 am
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