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  • McHenry County car dealers point to low gas prices, loan rates, technology for sales bump

    Low gas prices, low interest rates and vehicles with smarter technology have meant good news for the auto industry and could be driving sales of SUVs, ...
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Snow expected for Christmas Eve in McHenry County, meteorologists say

    It seems McHenry County residents can expect some snow Christmas Eve, but meteorologists are still uncertain as to how much will come down.
    NEW: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Police looking for SUV after Lake in the Hills hit-and-run crash, police say

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Police Department is looking for a large SUV after a reported hit-and-run crash involving three vehicles Sun ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 9:28 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 ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • New District 47 classes aim to expose kids to science, tech fields

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Clare Ryan and Emily Pikula were trying to make a bead. The Richard Bernotas Middle S ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Marengo Fire Rescue expands facilities, buys former auto shop in Union

    UNION – A former auto repair shop in Union will soon help Marengo Fire Rescue respond quicker to ambulance calls in the area, the fire chief said.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Burying the dead after Pakistan’s school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – One of the gravediggers at Peshawar’s largest graveyard has a rule: He never cries when he buries the dead. He’s a professional, ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

    SAN DIEGO – Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.The search fo ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • 5 things to know about year-end tax breaks

    WASHINGTON – In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individ ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

    NEW YORK – A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushe ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

    NEW YORK – Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statisti ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • U.S. sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U. ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

    HAVANA – Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility betwe ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

    LOS ANGELES – The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois farm groups foresee market growth in Cuba

    BLOOMINGTON – Illinois farm groups are looking to Cuba as a growing market for corn, soybeans, pork and other products the state produces, and they se ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
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