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  • The Nutcracker at the Raue preview

    Dancers from the Berkshire Ballet Theatre and the Summers Academy of Dance watch from the side stage during a rehearsal of "The Nutcracker" Tuesday De ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Rauner says agencies will be asking for $760 million extra

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Republican governor-elect said Tuesday he’s learned state agencies are planning to ask him for at least $760 million more than ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Crystal Lake City Council approves 1.43 percent tax levy increase

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Public Library will not get as much money as it asked for under a levy approved Tuesday evening.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves committee assignments

    WOODSTOCK – The 24-member McHenry County Board approved its assignments to its standing committees and other boards and commissions for the next two y ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • John Bucci sworn in as new Algonquin police chief (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – The village has its new police chief. In front of a large crowd that included many membe ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Grafton Township agrees to sell land for defunct town hall to developer

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Grafton Township officials have agreed to sell the land once slotted for a defunct, $3.5 million town hall project to a developer, ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • McHenry City Council approves flat levy for fourth year

    McHENRY – The city's portion of property owners' tax bills will not be going up next year. The McHen ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Sony faces 2nd class action lawsuit over data breach

    NEW YORK — A second class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony Pictures Entertainment by two former employees whose private data was stolen from ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • Cook County to join cameras-in-court program

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Supreme Court gave its OK on Tuesday for reporters to use cameras and audio recording devices in Cook County in certain circums ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Police looking for info on rural McHenry burglaries

    McHENRY – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers of McHenry County are looking for information regarding several recent burglaries in ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • 2014 Woodstock High School graduate, 19, found drowned in Florida

    A 2014 graduate of Woodstock High School drowned off the Florida coast Monday. Divers recovered the ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Fitness bash to give sampling of Crystal Lake Park District fitness classes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Just in time for holiday feasts, the Crystal Lake Park District is offering a Holiday Fitness Bash designed to give a taste of differen ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District offers dance, poms day camps for kids

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kids can try out dance and poms with a holiday twist this winter. The Crystal Lake Pa ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District offers basketball for fourth- through sixth-graders

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Fifth- through sixth-graders will get the chance to hone their basketball skills with an upcoming program held two days a week directly ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Richmond police reports for Dec. 16, 2014

    • Holly M. Moravec, 18, 10615 Main St., Richmond, was charged Friday, Nov. 14, with domestic battery.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:11 pm
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