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  • Environmental Defenders plan recycling drives in Harvard, Algonquin

    WOODSTOCK — The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County have scheduled recycling drives from 9 a.m. to noon on June 11 at Harvard Village Hall, 201 ...
    May 25, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • 11 states sue over President Obama's school transgender directive

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use ...
    May 25, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • Illinois House speaker writing own budget, defying governor

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is proceeding with his own budget proposal in defiance of Gov. Bruce Rauner's wish for ...
    May 25, 2016 - 1:43 pm
  • Lake in the HIlls officials express excitement over Big R proposed for former Dominick's

    LAKE IN THE HILLS — Village trustees expressed excitement over a Big R department store proposed for the former Dominick's building as Big R CEO Jerry ...
    May 25, 2016 - 1:36 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court to review hospital taxation issue

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a case regarding the constitutionality of hospital tax exemptions.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • Lawmakers pass plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Tapes: Drew Peterson planned celebration after hit on prosecutor

    CHESTER – Wiretapped conversations show Drew Peterson planning an alcohol-fueled prison celebration after arranging for another inmate's uncle to kill ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • McHenry County champ now competing in Scripps National Spelling Bee

    CARY – Cary Junior High School student Ved Patel is trying to spell his way to a national title.Pate ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

    WASHINGTON – The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to de ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • State department audit faults Hillary Clinton on emails

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks, an internal audit found Wednesday.
    May 25, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe: I followed the law in accepting donations

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday he is confident he followed the law in accepting donations that now appear to be part of ...
    May 25, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small

    For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest ...
    May 25, 2016 - 9:42 am
  • Anti-Donald Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy thre ...
    May 25, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • Metra has free rides for accompanied children 11 and younger

    CHICAGO – The Chicago area's commuter rail agency says children ages 11 and younger will be able to ride free with an adult this summer.
    May 25, 2016 - 7:50 am
  • Algonquin police reports for May 25, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    May 25, 2016 - 7:30 am
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