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  • Crystal Lake public works employees save 9 ducklings from storm sewer

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Pulling debris from the sewer is part of the job for Crystal Lake public works employees Joe Gallina and Pete Beer.
    May 5, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Bill to change Illinois Constitution to allow progressive income tax dies in state House

    Attempts to ask voters in November to change the Illinois Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax died Wednesday in the state House.
    May 5, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • John Kasich ends campaign for Republican presidential nomination

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The last man standing in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making ...
    May 4, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • Woodstock event to address citizenship, overseas travel concerns

    WOODSTOCK – Residents looking for information on becoming a U.S. citizen and safely traveling overseas will find answers Thursday, May 19 at a traveli ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • State Rep. Jack Franks' redistricting overhaul clears Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan to change how legislative districts are drawn in Illinois has cleared the state House.
    May 4, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Rep. McSweeney: 'Poison pill' kills bill to abolish Illinois lieutenant governor office

    SPRINGFIELD – A bill to ask voters to abolish Illinois' lieutenant governor's office failed to advance this year after lawmakers couldn't agree on who ...
    May 4, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • 10 Things to Know for May 4; Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 4, 2016 - 6:17 am
  • Illinois Democrats delay vote on graduated income tax

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois House Democrats delayed a measure to tax millionaires at higher rates if voters approved the plan in November.
    May 4, 2016 - 7:06 am
  • Barrington Hills Police Department earns CALEA accreditation

    BARRINGTON HILLS – The Barrington Hills Police Department recently was awarded CALEA accreditation, a professional standard for law enforcement agenci ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Bipartisan panel votes against closing detention center

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan legislative oversight panel Tuesday opposed Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to shutter the youth detention center in Kewanee, amid ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Cary library now offers free hoopla digital streaming service

    CARY – The Cary Area Public Library on Monday became the latest McHenry County library to offer its members access to hoopla digital, a free Netflix-l ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Crime mugs for May 2016 in McHenry County area

    McHenry County-area crime mugs for May 2016 ...
    UPDATED: May 6, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • Cruz ends presidential bid; Trump virtually clinches Republican nomination with Indiana victory

    INDIANAPOLIS – In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a res ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Hebron village president facing cocaine charges could lose his home

    HEBRON – Village President John Jacobson could lose his home this summer after failing to pay three years of property taxes, according to information ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • McHenry County optometrists observe growth of digital eye strain

    CARY – As an optometrist for Johnson Eye Care, Rebecca Schoepke reads all the latest studies about the relationship between eye strain and digital dev ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:11 am
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