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  • Marengo police reports for Friday, May 27, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    May 27, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • 10 Things to Know for May 27; Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 27, 2016 - 6:22 am
  • Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

    CHICAGO – Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and older say they’ll dip into the prog ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • More than 4,000 migrants rescued in single day

    ROME – More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at least 20 ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Origin of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery

    WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • A day after the shouting, GOP and Democrats back talking

    SPRINGFIELD – A day after Republicans booed and yelled at Illinois House Democrats for passing their own budget without GOP input, leaders from both p ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • 1.9M Illinois residents expected to travel Memorial Day weekend

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The lowest gas prices in more than a decade have travel experts warning travelers to anticipate a crowded Memorial Day weekend.
    May 27, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Fox Lake man dies after Lakemoor-area motorcycle crash, police say

    LAKEMOOR –A 67-year-old man involved in a motorcycle crash Thursday in the Lakemoor area has died, a Lakemoor police official said Friday.
    May 27, 2016 - 12:58 pm
  • Calif. man convicted of trafficking more than 70 pounds of marijuana to county

    WOODSTOCK – Jurors found a California trucking company owner guilty of trafficking more than 70 pounds of marijuana across the country into McHenry Co ...
    May 29, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Polish Legion for American Veterans hall in McHenry has been rebuilt

    McHENRY – Cliff Schmidt finally feels as if he has his home back. Two years after a Mother’s Day fi ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:46 am
  • Illinois road plan focuses on maintenance and repair

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will spend the next six years trying to maintain and improve a deteriorating trans ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:53 pm
  • GOP targets Democrats who voted 'yes' on Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republicans are launching automated phone calls blasting Democrats who voted for a state spending plan they say would lea ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • McHenry County's lawmakers blast House budget vote

    McHenry County’s representatives in Springfield could not contain their dismay over a last-minute House vote on a 500-page 2017 budget that Republican ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • $50 oil shouldn't pose major threat to consumers, economy

    NEW YORK – The price of oil topped $50 a barrel this week for the first time since July, delivering a cash infusion to oil producers and a lift to bea ...
    May 26, 2016 - 4:48 pm
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