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  • Crystal Lake anesthesiologist doing medical mission trip to Guatemala

    CRYSTAL LAKE –A Crystal Lake anesthesiologist will be embarking on a medical mission trip to Guatemala, the latest in a series of trips to Panama, Ha ...
    NEW: May 28, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Open Meetings Act bill inspired by Oakwood Hills headed to Illinois Senate vote

    An Oakwood Hills-inspired improvement to the Open Meetings Act may end up getting passed by this Sunday’s end of session.
    NEW: May 28, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted

    CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors have indicted former U.S. House Speaker House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges.
    NEW: May 28, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Judge tosses family's civil lawsuit against Marengo funeral home

    WOODSTOCK – A civil lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages from a Marengo funeral home has been dismissed in McHenry County court.
    UPDATED: May 28, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Unemployment in McHenry County dips to 5.4 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County unemployment rate dropped a little more than a percentage point in April from a year ago, as rates fell in every met ...
    May 28, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Prairie Grove crash sends Lake in the Hills bicyclist to hospital

    PRAIRIE GROVE – A 35-year-old Lake in the Hills man was taken to an area hospital after a vehicle struck him while he was riding his bike Thursday, po ...
    May 28, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Bruce Rauner schools czar paid through agency facing cuts, report says

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying the hefty salary of his new education secretary from the budget of the state human services agency, whe ...
    May 28, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Photo shows Chicago police officers posing over black man with antlers

    CHICAGO — A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer holding rif ...
    May 28, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • McHenry child care center loses license, closes after state probe

    McHENRY – A McHenry child care center lost its license after an Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigation uncovered numerous v ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Wonder Lake firefighters to host blood drive at fire station June 6

    WONDER LAKE – The Wonder Lake Fire Protection District will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the fire station, 4300 E. Wo ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • 10 Things to Know for May 28; Flood threat remains across Texas

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 28, 2015 - 6:29 am
  • Crystal Lake wakeboard park won’t open this summer

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A cable wakeboard park will not be opening at Three Oaks Recreation Area this summer as originally planned, one of its developers said.
    May 28, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois Senate rejects Rauner’s priorities

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats agreed to give some of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s priority reforms a platform Wednesday but still voted them down ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Rick Santorum announces second White House run

    CABOT, Pa. – Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Lake in the Hills to host upcoming beach parties at Indian Trail Beach

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department is inviting residents and nonresidents to two upcoming beach parties.
    May 28, 2015 - 9:34 am
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