• VA’s ‘choice’ program for health care off to slow start

    WASHINGTON – Far fewer veterans than expected are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoi ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Goat farmers, producers handle increased demand for dairy

    MADRID, Iowa – Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Some Republican governors back Homeland Security showdown

    WASHINGTON – Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Scientists say Great Lakes ice could mean cool spring

    CHICAGO – The severe cold blanketing the Great Lakes could result in another cool spring in northeastern Illinois.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois police department paid $500 ransom to hacker

    MIDLOTHIAN – A suburban Chicago police department paid a hacker a $500 ransom to restore access to data on a police computer that the hacker had disab ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Solution elusive to Illinois’ highway funding gap

    CHICAGO – For motorists, Illinois’ reliance on rapidly diminishing federal funding to repair the state’s aging roads and bridges means wasted hours st ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Bill would tighten rules for vaccine exemptions in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker wants to tighten the rules for parents seeking to exempt their children from vaccination requirements because of re ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Huntley School District 158 reveals proposed boundary changes

    HUNTLEY – A preferred attendance boundary remap in District 158 would move about 600 Leggee Elementary students over the next three years and free nee ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Huntley man starts nonprofit A Warrior's Mind to help veterans find community, resources

    Michael Woods knows it sounds crazy to quit his job – as a financial adviser, no less – to go full-force behind a startup nonprofit for veterans, but ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Algonquin School District 300 adds structure to legislative forum

    ALGONQUIN – An annual event Monday at Algonquin-based School District 300 will feature a redefined structure meant to foster community participation a ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • McHenry Area Dodgeball Association brings Winter Whiplash 2015 to Woodstock

    Joe Panek need only say one word to catch people’s attention: dodgeball.As president of the McHenry ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Local towns, county lash out at Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget cut proposal

    Municipal and county governments that stand to lose half of their shared state revenue don’t have a lot of love for Gov. Bruce Rauner’s tough-love 201 ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County plans annual Bowl for Kids' Sake

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County is gearing up for its annual bowling event, as it hopes this year to raise $125,000, said Sara Hammuck, the ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • McHenry County farmers bracing budgets for rough year

    Farmers throughout McHenry County are bracing their budgets for a rough year as a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report projected farmers’ net ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Quilters needed for McHenry County Historical Society

    UNION – Blocks for the 2016 raffle quilt are sewn and ready to be assembled. Now all the McHenry County Historical Society needs are quilters.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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