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  • McHenry County Board members set to have busy Tuesday agenda

    WOODSTOCK – A referendum, a countywide agency’s budget and the fate of land acquisition for the planned widening of Randall Road are some of the items ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Voter advocacy groups to host home rule event in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – In response to a special census that could result in Woodstock’s recognized population growing above 25,000 and giving the city home-rule ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois man crushed by garbage dies in landfill accident

    ROCKFORD – The death of a 54-year-old man buried under the weight of a tipped-over garbage truck and its contents at a Rockford landfill is under inve ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • City announces plans to build Navy Pier hotel by 2018

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago said construction will begin next year on the first hotel at the popular tourist attraction, Navy Pier.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Races back on at Arlington Park after legal dispute settled

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Opening day at Arlington International Racecourse is back on following an agreement to resolve a lawsuit that threatened the summe ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Playground concussions reportedly are on the rise

    CHICAGO – Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • For some, Chicago State flawed but final shot at degree

    CHICAGO – Most of the more than 4,000 students at Chicago State University on the city's south side are black, have low incomes and, like their school ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun bu ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • U.S. once again forced to turn to Russia for help with Syria

    GENEVA – Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with littl ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • On the Record With: Prairie Ridge senior accepted to Yale University

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On the Tuesday before he began his winter break in December, Aidan O’Connor got an early Christmas gift when he opened the application ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • McHenry County dispatchers talk job stress, ways to cope with trauma

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A.J. Gazda has taught himself to erase the contents of his day when he presses the button to unlock his car after work.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Champaign police officer waives jury in sex assault case

    CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign police officer charged with sex crimes involving three women in two counties has waived his right to a jury trial in one of th ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • McHenry head-on crash sends 3 to hospital, fire official says

    McHENRY – A head-on crash on Route 120 in McHenry sent two men and a girl to an area hospital with minor injuries Sunday, a fire official said.
    May 1, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing

    BAGHDAD – Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after ...
    May 1, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Nationalist party declares Islam doesn't belong to Germany

    BERLIN – Members of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party have backed a political program that says Islam doesn't belong to Germany and suppor ...
    May 1, 2016 - 4:48 pm
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