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  • 2 Chicago south suburbs men get 95 years in Park Forest shooting death

    MARKHAM — Two men from the south suburbs of Chicago will each serve 95 years in prison for the 2010 shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Park Forest ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • McHenry County microbreweries giving spent grains to farmers

    At Scorched Earth Brewing in Algonquin, grain is warmed and broken up during the brewing process, and it is coarsely ground. This allows the brewers t ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Obama sent $1.1T spending bill

    WASHINGTON – Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Kane County morgue reopening delayed until January

    GENEVA – The Kane County Coroner’s Office will be outsourcing forensic operations to DuPage County a bit longer than hoped.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Woodstock Police's Thanksgiving enforcement nets 2 drunken driving arrests, 66 citations

    WOODSTOCK – A special enforcement during the Thanksgiving week netted Woodstock police two drunken driving arrests and more than 60 traffic violations ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:14 am
  • Cary District 26 considers financial analysis of Maplewood School sale, redevelopment

    CARY – District 26 potentially can see more than $378,000 a year in additional property taxes if it’s able to sell Maplewood School and a rental resid ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Carpentersville School District 300 gets $890K to expand preschool, kindergarten programs

    CARPENTERSVILLE – An $890,000 federal grant recently awarded to Carpentersville-based District 300 will help expand preschool and kindergarten program ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Huntley devotes phone tax revenue to downtown makeover

    HUNTLEY – Village officials recently redirected 5 percent of its phone tax to primarily cover the forthcoming debt that will refurbish downtown Huntle ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted by a McHenry County grand jury, according to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. The charges are allegati ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Child care disconnect: Costs squeeze McHenry County families while providers see real wages shrink

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The little girl broke out into a smile once she had Lisa Camasta’s attention. The Cry ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 47 lays out initiatives to boost achievement

    CRYSTAL LAKE – District 47 wants to be the top school district in McHenry County by the end of the 2016-17 school year.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Day of insurgent violence kills at least 19 in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Three separate Taliban attacks killed at least 19 people in Afghanistan on Saturday, including a senior judicial official and per ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Islamic State group shoots down Iraqi helicopter

    BAGHDAD – Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, officials said Saturday, killing the two pilots on board and raising f ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Nigerian troops win back cities from extremists

    MUBI, Nigeria – With a military escort instead of the usual pomp, the Emir of Mubi was reinstalled Friday in his palace, where until recently flew the ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Cook County judge OKs another Gacy exhumation

    CHICAGO – The body of a teenager identified as one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims should be exhumed for testing to determine if he was mis ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:17 pm
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