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  • Timothy Killeen named new University of Illinois president

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois system has hired State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research Timothy L. Killeen as its next presi ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • New Kurdish offensive targets Islamic State group

    BAGHDAD – Kurdish peshmerga forces launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting Islamic State group extremists in Iraq, even as a suicide bomber kille ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Crystal Lake man charged with DUI after vehicle crashes into fire hydrant, tree

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake man was charged with driving under the influence Wednesday after being injured in a crash, which authorities said involv ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Cupich becomes Chicago archbishop, decries abuse

    CHICAGO – Blase Cupich became the archbishop of Chicago on Tuesday after his predecessor handed him a bishop’s staff and relinquished the chair that s ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Lawmakers discuss Illinois’ school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – Parents and teachers frustrated with Illinois’ school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmaker ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Mental Health Board restores Garden Quarter funding

    McHENRY – The McHenry County Mental Health Board restored funding to a McHenry-based after-school program Tuesday after the organization showed it mee ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Crystal Lake votes to not further regulate e-cigarettes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After 27 years as a smoker, Effie Elliott quit smoking combustible cigarettes nine months ago.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves $240M budget

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board passed a balanced 2015 budget that does not collect the inflationary property tax increase allowed under the tax ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Huntley homeowners expected to pay less for village property taxes

    HUNTLEY – Unlike in the years after the economic recession, the average Huntley homeowner next year should pay less for village property taxes than th ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • McHenry fire department to host Black Friday blood drive

    McHENRY – It took more than 30 pints of blood to save Bill Kornfiend's life. Kornfiend, the brother ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Photos: Deputies receive first-ever Purple Heart award

    The McHenry County Sheriff's deputies who were shot and injured in the line of duty received the Office's first-ever Purple Heart award on Tuesday.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Illinois lawmakers eye final attempt at state-run health insurance exchange

    CHICAGO – Illinois lawmakers may have one more chance to approve a state-run health insurance marketplace during the fall legislative session that sta ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Crystal Lake masonic organizations to host sailors for Thanksgiving

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Masonic organizations of Crystal Lake are scheduled to host Thanksgiving Day dinner for 30 U.S. Navy trainees from the Great Lakes Nava ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Scott Walker considering 2016 run for president

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he is seriously considering whether to get into the race for president in 2016, but he hasn't ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Asian carp plant stops operations in Grafton

    GRAFTON (AP) – The chief executive of a southern Illinois Asian carp processing plant says the facility has ceased operations ahead of a 30-day deadli ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:50 pm
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