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  • Candlelight hikes planned in Crystal Lake, other towns

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Candlelight hikes will wind through the Silver Creek Conservation Area this December.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • McHenry man admits to sex act with girl

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man admitted to a sex act with a young girl and will remain free on bond until his sentencing.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Cary to proclaim Dec. 21-27 as Cary-Grove Trojan Football week

    CARY – To honor the state's Class 7A football runner-up, Village President Mark Kownick will proclaim Dec. 21 to 27 as "Cary-Grove High School Trojan ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • McHenry County Health Department host flu shot clinic Thursday

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Health Department officials say there is still time to get a flu shot before the holiday get-togethers with family and frie ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District offers up gift ideas

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Memberships to the soon-to-be-open driving range, fitness classes or private music lessons are some of the holiday gift ideas the Cryst ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Crystal Lake parks, programming brochures to hit mailboxes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The upcoming season's Crystal Lake Park District program brochure will be in the mail starting Dec. 19.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • #IllRideWithYou: Australians offer support to Muslims on public transit

    Some Australian social media users sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege went on for almost a day, offering to accompany an ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • Quincy man charged with first-degree murder in bludgeoning death

    QUINCY — A Quincy man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of a 41-year-old man.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Chicago thieves adopt 'crash-and-grab' tactics to rob stores

    CHICAGO — All the burglars use the same audacious tactics: A vehicle crashes through a storefront in the wee hours and up to six people in dark clothi ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • Northern Illinois likeliest for white Christmas

    CHICAGO — When it comes to prospects of getting a white Christmas in Illinois, a weather expert says the best bet might be for the folks of northern I ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Elgin man remains unfit for trial on Woodstock motel rape allegations

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge determined that an Elgin man remains unfit for trial, although his defense attorney argued that Timothy Levis can a ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Both Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner can fill Illinois comptroller vacancy, AG rules

    Filling the vacancy of late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be the job of both outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Program some savings

    People don’t buy food to purposely throw out.  Yet many buy heat that’s wasted.  When no one’s home, and the furnace is heating the house at a non-sto ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office: Be cautious of 'jury arrest warrant scam'

    The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam currently being encountered in Kendall County, a Nixle alert said Monday.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year for 2014

    NEW YORK — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against the ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:35 am
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