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  • Don’t ignore furnace odors

    Odors wafting near your furnace may indicate simple problems or hazardous concerns that shouldn’t be ignored.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:52 am
  • Lake in the Hills police reports for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Democrats condemn Flynn based on fake tweet

    WASHINGTON – A fake Michael Flynn Twitter account has fooled two top House Democrats who cited a series of tweets in condemning President Donald Trump ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:37 am
  • Russia denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team

    MOSCOW – The Kremlin spokesman on Wednesday denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Tru ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:42 am
  • U.S. retail sales rise in January, led by gas and restaurants

    WASHINGTON – Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent last month, slowing down from a solid 1 percent gain in December, the Commerce Depart ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • Republicans showing less enthusiasm for investigations in the Trump era

    WASHINGTON – The Republicans' ardor for investigations and oversight, on display throughout the Obama administration, has cooled off considerably with ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • 'Have a Heart Food Drive' benefiting Crystal Lake Food Pantry

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Several downtown Crystal Lake businesses are participating in “Have a Heart Food Drive,” with donations going to the Crystal Lake Food ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • Northern Illinois University community honors 2008 shooting victims

    DeKALB – When Mary Kay Mace saw how tall the trees had grown around the Forward, Together Forward memorial statue on campus at Northern Illinois Unive ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:32 am
  • The Learning Experience in Lake in the Hills to hold auction for Make-A-Wish Foundation

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education in Lake in the Hills is hosting a silent auction to raise funds for the Make-A- ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Crystal Lake fire causes $50,000 in damage to commercial building

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Fire officials are investigating what started a fire that caused more than $50,000 in damage to a commercial building Monday night.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Forum for School District 155, Crystal Lake City Council candidates set for Thursday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Voters will have a chance Thursday to hear from candidates for the Crystal Lake City Council and the Community High School District 155 ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • McHenry organizations launch new events website for city

    McHENRY – To improve the city’s marketing efforts, several McHenry businesses and organizations have created a new website –
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Lawyer to panel: No promises to 'Making a Murderer' inmate

    CHICAGO – State attorneys tried to persuade a panel of federal appellate judges that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murde ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Republicans block Democrats' effort to get Trump's tax returns

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to use an obscure law to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from th ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Evacuation lifted for 200K Californians living below dam

    OROVILLE, Calif. – Nearly 200,000 Northern Californians who live downstream of the country’s tallest dam were allowed to return home Tuesday after two ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Did you get outside and take advantage of this weekend's mild weather?