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  • McHenry County libraries adapt to demand for e-books, audio books

    With the holidays approaching, the Huntley Area Public Library is gearing up for what’s become an annual tradition: a rush of patrons seeking material ...
    NEW: Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Metra train halted in Harvard after conductor reports unattended bag

    HARVARD – Police have stopped a Union Pacific Northwest Line train after an unattended bag was discovered on the train Wednesday morning, Metra offici ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall to 260,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that b ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Nov. 25; Cheap gas, enhanced security mark Thanksgiving travel day

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:24 am
  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

    MOSCOW – Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at le ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage

    PARIS – The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out an ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money

    CHICAGO – Two Libertarian political candidates have asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional an Illinois ban on political contributions from ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Marengo expects 0.82 percent tax levy increase

    MARENGO – The City of Marengo is expecting to collect about $12,000 more in property tax revenue next year, City Administrator Gary Boden said.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Lakewood OKs fire service contract with Crystal Lake, ending agreement with Woodstock

    LAKEWOOD – The decision will, as one trustee put it, "change the face of Lakewood" by closing the village's only fire station on Haligus Road and oper ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Obama, Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes again ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • McHenry County College announces 4 finalists for president

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The four finalists in the running to become McHenry County College's next president, as well as a number of opportunities for the publi ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 6:55 pm
  • Illinois offers tax credits to encourage Fabrik Plastics' McHenry expansion

    McHENRY – State officials delivered unlikely news Tuesday to a major area manufacturer that has entertained out-of-state offers to relocate, announcin ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Auto Tech opens at new, larger Crystal Lake location

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The recently relocated Auto Tech location in Crystal Lake has a more spacious work space and can hold double the tire inventory, its pr ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Defense in McHenry fatal DUI case wants to introduce teen victim's toxicology

    WOODSTOCK – Defense attorneys for a man accused of drunken driving in a crash that killed a McHenry teen are seeking to introduce evidence that the te ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Huntley School District 158 blended learning enrollment explodes

    HUNTLEY – In his sophomore year at Huntley High School, Jason Zobott was one of only 600 students who had a red “B” on his school ID.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:15 am
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