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  • Boston Marathon bombing anniversary marked with church bells, kind acts

    BOSTON – With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings ...
    April 15, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Walgreens says it froze senior executives' pay in 2014

    NEW YORK – Drugstore chain Walgreens froze pay late last year for a few hundred senior executives as part of a cost-cutting plan.
    April 15, 2015 - 8:27 pm
  • As death of Abraham Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

    SPRINGFIELD – Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budg ...
    April 15, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • Anthony 'Tony' Smith, new Illinois education chief, is urban school reform leader

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education moved unanimously Wednesday afternoon to make a leadership change, replacing one of the nation's l ...
    April 15, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • With Iran deal, Washington shows it can work – sometimes

    WASHINGTON – For at least a few days, Washington may have actually worked.Republicans and Democrats ...
    April 15, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Chicago not releasing video of officer-involved Laquon McDonald shooting

    CHICAGO – Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal ...
    April 15, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Island Lake, McHenry men face drug charges after police find heroin during traffic stop

    McHENRY – Two men face multiple drug charges after a traffic stop Monday in McHenry resulted in the discovery of 25 grams of raw heroin, the McHenry C ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Slide the City event in Algonquin would have giant water slide down Main Street

    ALGONQUIN – The Village Board heard plans Tuesday for a massive water slide to come to Algonquin this summer, and if approved, the village will be one ...
    April 16, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Huntley man guilty of body-slamming girlfriend in drug-fueled encounter

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge convicted a 24-year-old Huntley man Wednesday on charges of aggravated domestic battery.
    April 16, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Most Marengo residents should see 13.9 percent increase on water bills

    MARENGO – Starting Aug. 1, most Marengo residents will see a 13.9 percent jump in their quarterly water bills, as a combination of factors caused City ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Child safety seat check planned in Harvard

    HARVARD – A child safety seat check will be conducted Saturday at the Harvard Wal-Mart. Sponsored by ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Vandalism leads to water damage, McHenry volunteer-run thrift store closed for repairs

    McHENRY – The Pink Door Thrift Shop is closed because of water damage caused by vandalism to the building’s roof, the property owner said.
    April 16, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Open house planned at historic Powers-Walker House

    RINGWOOD – Costumed re-enactors will guide visitors to the historic Powers-Walker House through life in the 1850s at an upcoming open house.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • MCC's forensics team wins team, individual medals

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College forensics team took home two silver team awards at the recent Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament.
    April 16, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center in Woodstock hosts open house

    WOODSTOCK – Families who have registered for preschool at the Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center in Woodstock can tour the school and meet the teache ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:55 pm
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