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  • Mariano's announces plan for new store at Sears site in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Goodbye, Sears; hello, Mariano’s.City leaders announced Tuesday afternoon that the Ch ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:10 pm
  • 18 million people will lose their health insurance in one year if Obamacare is killed and not replaced, CBO says

    WASHINGTON – Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle mu ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:10 pm
  • Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

    NEW YORK – As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young b ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 2:57 pm
  • Markets cheer, EU wary as UK Prime Minister Theresa May signals 'clean Brexit'

    LONDON – Britain's future outside the European Union became much clearer Tuesday: It's so long to the single market, goodbye to the European Court of ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 2:53 pm
  • 60-year-old gorilla named Colo, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 12:52 pm
  • California closets and a full English basement: 25 photos of a $595,000 home for sale in Crystal Lake

    Crystal Lake house listed for sale on Zillow: 5615 Farmbrook Lane, Crystal Lake. 4 beds, 4.5 baths, 3,800 square feet. Listed price: $595,000. Estimat ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:55 am
  • Crystal Lake couple bought $2.25 million Lotto ticket in Cary

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Lottery officials Tuesday announced that a Crystal Lake couple won a $2,250,000 Lotto jackpot prize when their ticket matched all six n ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Simple home improvements save heating costs

    Low-cost home improvements can greatly boost the energy efficiency of your home’s heating and ventilation system.  According to U. S. Department of En ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:32 am
  • Police: 3 dead, 1 hurt following crash on Chicago expressway

    CHICAGO – Illinois State Police say three people have died following an early-morning crash on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • McHenry Police Department receives donated safety equipment

    McHENRY – Two local business owners met Monday with the McHenry Police Department to present them with more than 40 ballistic helmets.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • Religious leaders, community members celebrate MLK Day at Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

    CRYSTAL LAKE – More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, racism still is an issue today.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers

    PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico – Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:46 pm
  • Officials: FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter

    WASHINGTON – The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, was arrested ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:46 pm
  • IMF boosts growth forecast for U.S., cites Trump impact

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:46 pm
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