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  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    JUNEAU, Alaska – President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • 11 hurt when bus crashes on I-94 in southeast Wisconsin

    KENOSHA, Wis. – Police said 11 people were hurt but none seriously when a bus crashed on Interstate 94 in southeastern Wisconsin.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Airlines cancel 85 flights at Chicago’s O’Hare amid wet snow

    CHICAGO – More than 85 flights have been canceled at O’Hare International Airport as a sloppy mixture of snow and rain fell in the Chicago area.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Blizzard expected for 250-mile stretch of Northeast

    NEW YORK – A “potentially historic” storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Massachusetts starting Monday, crippling a region ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • On the Record with: McHenry County Sheriff’s Office chief of operations

    Ricardo Pagán still is trying to catch his breath from being carted around to meetings, sitdowns with county officials and shaking hands with McHenry ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Pioneer Center taking walk-ins in McHenry for mental health services

    McHENRY – The Pioneer Center for Human Services is now offering walk-in registration for residents seeking behavioral health services.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    MIAMI – Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Woodstock completes roof work to Old Courthouse at cost of $1.05 million

    WOODSTOCK – The city completed its restoration of the roof and dome at the Old Courthouse but not before decrepit gutters added unexpected costs, push ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Illinois ‘fracking’ off to slow start amid oil-price slump

    ST. LOUIS – The oil and gas drilling technique known as “fracking,” once trumpeted as a job-creating boon for southern Illinois, is off to a feeble st ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Norge marks 110 years of ski jumping in Fox River Grove (with videos)

    FOX RIVER GROVE – For one day at least, everyone’s Norwegian at Norge’s annual ski jump event. Or at ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • Woodstock police investigating shots fired

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Police are investigating a call for shots fired toward a home. There were no i ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • With new owner, Woodstock’s Dura-Bar aims to double revenue

    WOODSTOCK – Inside the Charter Dura-Bar building along Route 14, workers wearing protective jackets and masks handle molten iron.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 5:40 am
  • McHenry County Health Dept. to offer free prostate cancer screenings

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Department of Health will offer prostate cancer screenings at no cost in February.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Jack Franks taking another stab at Illinois government consolidation bills

    Bills aimed at helping consolidate some of the state’s almost 7,000 units of government may have a better chance of passing with a new governor in Spr ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:18 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 ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:16 am
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