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  • McDonald's sales dip in U.S., underscoring comeback challenges

    NEW YORK – McDonald’s is trying to stage a comeback, and offering Egg McMuffins all day won’t be enough to get more people in its restaurants.
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • 'The windows exploded': Storm death toll at 20 in the South

    ALBANY, Ga. – A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter the ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump

    TOPEKA, Kan. – Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that President Donald Trump’s early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Illinois asks Congress to be cautious on health law repeal

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has sent a letter to GOP congressional leaders asking them to avoid “hasty” or “incomplete” action as the ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Trump moves to pull U.S. out of big Asia trade deal

    WASHINGTON – Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on M ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • District 47 program encourages Latino parents to become leaders in school community

    CRYSTAL LAKE – School District 47 parent Candido Rodriguez wanted to get more involved in his son’s education.
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Warm weather postpones Crystal Lake Ice Games to Feb. 11

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Park District’s first-ever Ice Games are being pushed back to Feb. 11 because of a lack of ice.
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:29 am
  • Bowl for Kids’ Sake to support area children

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County residents can give back to their community in a fun way by participating in this year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake.
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:29 am
  • Crystal Lake lawyer faces aggravated battery to an officer, gun, DUI charges

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake lawyer faces DUI and battery charges after authorities said he drove under the influence of alcohol and shoved and injur ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:27 am
  • County Board chairman gets tiebreaker vote under new law

    A new law aimed at preventing candidates from holding two seats on the same county board also has given McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks a ti ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:28 am
  • Huntley recognized for renovating historic downtown house

    HUNTLEY – The village of Huntley has been recognized for its work on a historic house at Route 47 and Main Street. 
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • Metro: Women's March second highest day ever for ridership

    WASHINGTON – Transportation officials in Washington say the more than a million trips taken on the city's rail system Saturday make the day the second ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 4:42 pm
  • Sean Spicer stands by inauguration claims, but does acknowledge error on ridership numbers

    NEW YORK – White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a roomful of reporters that "our intention is never to lie to you," although sometimes the Tru ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Nebraska state senator criticized for women's march retweet

    LINCOLN, Neb. – A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that dem ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 4:09 pm
  • Crime mugs for January 2017 in McHenry County area

    The charges against the individuals listed are not a proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is t ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:23 am
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