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  • Clock ticks on Illinois term limits ballot measure

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    CHICAGO – Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor’s office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise – s ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Traffic congestion to continue at Huntley High School

    HUNTLEY – Students and parents could face congestion during the back-to-school commute Wednesday to Huntley High School, with an area road project des ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Opposition to McHenry County RV restrictions come out in force

    WOODSTOCK – Proposed restrictions to the outdoor storage of boats and other recreational vehicles on residential lots has owners up in arms.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Woodstock OKs zoning, special use request from medical marijuana dispensary

    WOODSTOCK – The City Council decided late Tuesday night to alter zoning and grant a special use request for a medical marijuana dispensary at 2300-231 ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Cost of public education on the rise in McHenry County

    For the first time in 20 years, parents in Crystal Lake School District 47 have had to dish out a little more cash to register students, and they’re n ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fata ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Grand jury could hear case against Ferguson officer

    CHICAGO – A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against the white s ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • U.S. officials: Video shows American's beheading

    WASHINGTON – A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Cary sets up three-year electric aggregation contract

    CARY – Electricity rates in town are going to increase in November, but are expected to be lower than the ComEd rates.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Power plant opposition surfaces in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With village business suspended in Oakwood Hills, residents turned up in Crystal Lake to voice their opposition to a proposed power pla ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 6:55 am
  • Work to start on McHenry lock, dam improvements

    McHENRY – The 75-year-old gates at the McHenry dam will be replaced as part of a $16.7 million improvement project.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    WASHINGTON – Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    WASHINGTON – An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according t ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:40 pm
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