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  • 10th annual My Sister’s Dress to benefit Home of the Sparrow

    CRYSTAL LAKE – My Sister’s Dress, which sells gently used prom dresses and accessories to McHenry County teenagers, is accepting donations for its nex ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • Illinois lawmakers make Gliniewicz-inspired effort to deny pension benefits to convicted spouses

    FOX LAKE – Melodie Gliniewicz’s effort to collect her disgraced late husband’s pension has prompted another effort by state lawmakers to prevent simil ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • McHenry County Board again moves forward with Woodstock roundabout proposal

    WOODSTOCK – A proposal to build a roundabout at an accident-prone intersection north of town again is moving to bid after the McHenry County Board fre ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • 'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards

    LOS ANGELES – Oscar winner, take two.Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" – not, as it turned out, "La La Land ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Congress returns with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

    WASHINGTON – Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • School seminar near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

    WINNETKA – When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago’s wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Wonder Lake man starts Air1 Drone Services LLC out of his home

    WONDER LAKE – Steve Wohnrade of Wonder Lake said he believes the U.S. drones market is going to explode in the near future.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this past week indicted these people on these charges:• Edwa ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • 10th annual Polar Plunge in Fox Lake benefits Special Olympics Illinois

    FOX LAKE – More than 300 people voluntarily jumped into the frigid water of Nippersink Lake on Sunday – in fact, they paid for the privilege.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

    ATLANTA – When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished r ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 7:02 am
  • Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on U.N.-led Syria talks

    GENEVA – A deadly terrorist attack in central Syria on Saturday threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace talks in Geneva, w ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Malaysia: Airport safe; autopsy shows nerve agent effect killed N. Korea leader's half brother

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed th ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Neighbor: Kansas bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political

    OLATHE, Kan. – A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a dr ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook tha ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 12:05 am
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