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  • Colonel Palmer House to offer tea time, kids' programs in Crystal Lake over winter

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Colonel Palmer House is running reduced hours over the winter and spring seasons. The Crystal Lake Park District facility at 660 E. ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Woodstock man cited in Richmond-area crash

    RICHMOND – A 33-year-old Woodstock man was cited after crashing into a tree Monday in unincorporated Richmond, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Aimee K ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight Dem race

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party’s leaders, swept to victory in Iowa’s Republican caucuses Monday ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • McHenry might not see TIF reimburse project costs

    McHENRY – The city of McHenry may not recoup all of the costs for some of the proposed projects in its downtown district, city officials said.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Chicago teachers union rejects 'serious offer' from district

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union announced Monday it has rejected a four-year contract proposal, saying the offer does not address school conditio ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Police say Chicago homicides climbed dramatically in January

    CHICAGO – Chicago saw a dramatic spike in the number of homicides and shootings in January – the bloodiest start to a year in at least 16 years and a ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Research firm: Illinois marijuana market forecast is gloomy

    CHICAGO – A market research company is growing pessimistic about Illinois medical marijuana, telling investors that retail sales could reach just $15. ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Concealed carry permit applications drop across Illinois

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Illinois State Police granted far fewer concealed carry permits statewide in 2015 than in 2014, according to numbers released by t ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois pension bill on hold despite Rauner, Cullerton agreement

    CHICAGO – Democrats are unlikely to address Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension crisis until the state has a budget, despite a rare agreement betwee ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Entrance polls: Values propel Ted Cruz to victory in GOP primary

    WASHINGTON – Republican caucus-goers who said they want a candidate who shares their values propelled Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to victory in Iowa, accordin ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Absent Voters: McHenry County's uncontested elections spark lack of accountability

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part two of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half on how apathy can cause tie votes and misrepresentation a ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • Absent Voters: Apathy can cause tie votes, misrepresentation, McHenry County officials say

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part two of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half on how McHenry County's uncontested elections spark lack ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • Centegra Health System moving into plastic surgery biz in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For the first time, Centegra Health System will provide laser skin treatments, Botox injections, breast implants and other plastic surg ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • McHenry County under dense fog advisory, National Weather Service says

    The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for McHenry and surrounding counties.Th ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 6:58 pm
  • Sage YMCA luncheon in Crystal Lake to feature school District 155 superintendent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The superintendent of Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 will share his own story and his students' successes at an ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 7:37 pm
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