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  • Metra's Northwest line on schedule after vehicle in Barrington causes delay

    BARRINGTON – Metra's Union Pacific Northwest line trains are getting back on schedule after being delayed by a vehicle on the tracks in Barrington, ac ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • 10 Things to Know for June 29; Conservatives focus on religious liberty after gay marriage ruling

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    June 29, 2015 - 6:32 am
  • SpaceX rocket destroyed on way to space station, cargo lost

    An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Time to change the subject in America's health care debate?

    WASHINGTON – The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President Barack Obama’ ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • New questions about why more women than men have Alzheimer's

    WASHINGTON – Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Gov. Rauner's request for 5 business reforms hold up budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has an answer to the state Capitol budget impasse: adopt five “structural reforms” that make it cheaper to do business ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Greece imposes capital controls, banks to remain shut

    ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn yet, with the cabinet deciding after an eight-hour session that Greek ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • McHenry County Bicycle Advocates works on filling trail gaps, raising awareness

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Eberhard Veit caught up to Todd Nelson as he was riding his bike from his home in Cary to his job in Barrington one summer six years ag ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • On the Record with: Prairie Ridge High School grad, U.S. Coast Guard cadet Michael Brachmann

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Michael Brachmann’s ship has come in. With a host of academic and athletics achievement under his belt, the recent Prairie Ridge High S ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Court ruling makes Chicago Pride parade 'a true celebration'

    CHICAGO – People filling streets and sidewalks for Chicago's annual gay pride parade said Sunday's event was particularly meaningful – and an even big ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • 2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other killed

    MALONE, N.Y. – A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blad ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • McHenry County Garden Walk to feature waterfront gardens, dragonfly habitat

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An annual garden walk will showcase nine unique gardens, including one that faces the Fox River, a dragonfly habitat and a pond garden.
    June 29, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • McHenry County Hispanics add to record population speaking English

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Leticia Castanon concentrated on the difference between the words “must” and “should” scribbled on a white board in a McHenry County Co ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Crystal Lake man killed in motorcycle crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Illinois State Police on Monday identified a 41-year-old Crystal Lake man who died after losing control of his motorcycle early Sunday ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Detour: Paving work progressing on Route 176

    • ROUTE 176: Work to repave Route 176 between Routes 14 and 47 is substantially complete, but work proceeds on the Route 14 intersection. Prepare for ...
    June 28, 2015 - 12:17 am
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