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  • Spring Grove house uninhabitable after fire likely caused by lightning strike

    SPRING GROVE – A Spring Grove home is uninhabitable after a fire likely caused by a lightning strike on Wednesday, a fire official said.
    May 25, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Protesters rally at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook despite severe weather

    OAK BROOK – Severe weather could not stop the "fight for 15" on May 25 in Oak Brook.But a thundersto ...
    May 25, 2016 - 5:55 pm
  • Illinois House speaker again defies governor on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' Democratic House speaker is proceeding with his own budget for the next year in defiance of pro-business legislation sought by ...
    May 25, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • Woodstock man faces felony battery charge after allegedly spitting in judge's face

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man faces a felony aggravated battery charge after spitting in a judge's face Wednesday morning, police said.
    May 25, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • Fox Lake Police Pension Board: Village can weigh in on Joe Gliniewicz's widow's request

    FOX LAKE — The village will have a say in whether the board should award a pension to the widow of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz, the Fox Lake ...
    May 25, 2016 - 5:31 pm
  • Environmental Defenders plan recycling drives in Harvard, Algonquin

    WOODSTOCK — The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County have scheduled recycling drives from 9 a.m. to noon on June 11 at Harvard Village Hall, 201 ...
    May 25, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • 11 states sue over President Obama's school transgender directive

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use ...
    May 25, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • Lake in the HIlls officials express excitement over Big R proposed for former Dominick's

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village trustees expressed excitement over a Big R department store proposed for the former Dominick's building as Big R CEO Jerry ...
    May 25, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court to review hospital taxation issue

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a case regarding the constitutionality of hospital tax exemptions.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • Lawmakers pass plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Tapes: Drew Peterson planned celebration after hit on prosecutor

    CHESTER – Wiretapped conversations show Drew Peterson planning an alcohol-fueled prison celebration after arranging for another inmate's uncle to kill ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • McHenry County champ out in 3rd round of Scripps National Spelling Bee

    CARY – When asked what he learned from his experience in Washington, D.C., this week, Ved Patel said: "There are a lot of really good spellers."
    May 25, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

    WASHINGTON – The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to de ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • State department audit faults Hillary Clinton on emails

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks, an internal audit found Wednesday.
    May 25, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe: I followed the law in accepting donations

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday he is confident he followed the law in accepting donations that now appear to be part of ...
    May 25, 2016 - 9:45 am
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