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  • 25 years on, Americans with Disabilities Act has changed lives of millions

    NEW YORK – Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer v ...
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County College registering students for CNC, robotics programs

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration is open for college students and working adults interested in training for high-skilled, in-demand careers the manufacturi ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • County judge awards attorney’s fees in settlement with sheriff’s office

    WOODSTOCK – A local online newspaper publisher who sued the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office over a Freedom of Information Act violation was granted a ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Fox Lake to host zombie-themed Venetian Night at Pistakee Lake

    FOX LAKE – The heart of the Chain O’ Lakes will soon be overrun by the undead.The eighth annual Vene ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Report suggests changes for Woodstock's Old Courthouse, Sheriff's House

    WOODSTOCK – The historic Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House are the “literal front door to the community of Woodstock,” Ray Hartshorne said.
    July 26, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling prompts McHenry County reviews of sign rules

    A small Arizona church’s court victory over a city sign ordinance is forcing local governments to examine their own rules to ensure compliance.
    July 25, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 rethinks grading, considers test retakes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A failure to complete homework was digging a hole students couldn’t climb out of.The ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Turkey bombing IS, but also striking Kurdish targets

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it's afraid of losing clout with the U.S ...
    July 25, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Star-studded opening ceremony for LA's 2015 Special Olympics

    LOS ANGELES – The Special Olympic World Games kicked off Saturday in Los Angeles as 6,500 athletes from 165 countries streamed into the Memorial Colis ...
    July 25, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Detour: Sinkhole in Spring Grove closes Blivin Street intersection

    • ROUTE 12 SINKHOLE: We never thought we’d have to write about a road closed on account of a sinkhole, but there’s a first time for everything.
    July 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Theater shooter John Russell Houser's mental problems didn't stop him from buying gun

    LAFAYETTE, La. – John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems ...
    July 25, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo asks public to vote on names for wolf pups

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Zoological Society says the new additions to Brookfield Zoo's animal population are healthy. Now they just need names.
    July 25, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers seek federal flood relief for farmers

    CHICAGO – Members of Illinois' congressional delegation are asking President Barack Obama to approve federal disaster relief for farmers hit by severe ...
    July 25, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Blase Cupich says Chicago Archdiocese will act on climate change

    CHICAGO – Chicago's Catholic archdiocese is the nation's first to monitor its buildings' power and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
    July 25, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Consumer groups questions lax Illinois laws on ATV safety

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has some of the least-restrictive laws regulating all-terrain vehicles, and enthusiasts and consumer advocates are divided abou ...
    July 25, 2015 - 6:53 pm
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