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  • Penkava: Puttin’ on the Ritz at the movies

    Recently my wife and I went to the movies, and I was not prepared for what I experienced. Don’t get me wrong; it had nothing to do with any problems o ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn names comptroller after Judy Baar Topinka's death

    CHICAGO — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar T ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Small tax increase, big downtown dreams for Ringwood

    RINGWOOD – Ringwood's tax levy increase is half of last year's but its downtown dreams are growing.R ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • Harvard School District 50 adopts annual levy

    HARVARD – District 50 residents can expect an increase in their annual tax bills.The District 50 sch ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • MCCD to host family-friendly winter exploration event

    MARENGO – Building a home for a mouse, hunting for animal tracks and drinking hot chocolate will round out an upcoming winter adventure at the Marengo ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • MCC to offer construction zone flagger training

    McHENRY – Training for those interested in becoming construction zone flaggers will be offered at the McHenry-based Shah Center next month.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • McHenry Township supervisor retires; successor appointed

    Friday marked the last official day of work for McHenry Township Supervisor Donna Schaefer, who is retiring from a 26-year tenure in local government.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • After school massacre in Pakistan, 2 militants hanged

    ISLAMABAD — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants on Friday — the country's first executions in years — after the government reinstated the death pe ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • U.S. officially accuses North Korea of Sony Pictures hacking

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused North Korea's government of being responsible for the dramatic hacker break-in at Son ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • McHenry County teachers turn to online fundraising to help buy school supplies

    Last year Amanda Lemke posted an online fundraiser to ask for help in paying for extra organizational materials, such as binders, folders, dividers an ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • Fox River Grove finds buyer for previous public works garage site

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village has found a buyer for 3 acres of land along County Line Road originally planned to be the location for a public works ga ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • James Holmes parents plead for Colorado theater shooter's life

    DENVER — The parents of James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared if he is convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others after ope ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • CNC Machining Becomes Fast-Track Career

    Many Illinois manufacturing companies are finding it difficult to stay competitive. A poor business climate has spurred remedies ranging from outsourc ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • 8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

    SYDNEY — The bodies of eight children — aged 18 months to 15 years — and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, po ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Chicago inmate stabs attorney with makeshift knife in Cook County jail, prosecutor says

    CHICAGO — Authorities have charged a Cook County inmate who they say stabbed his assistant public defender with a makeshift knife during a jailhouse v ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:26 am
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