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  • Class of 2015: Huntley High School graduates advised to focus on path, not just end goal

    HUNTLEY – Huntley High School's valedictorian started his speech with a selfie.Parth Patel had come ...
    NEW: May 30, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • Class of 2015: Crystal Lake Central graduates ready to take on future's challenges

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Inside the packed fieldhouse of Crystal Lake Central High School, amid flashing cameras, countless family members and a slideshow of ol ...
    NEW: May 30, 2015 - 5:29 pm
  • Missing woman found uninjured, McHenry Township fire official says

    McHENRY – The search for a missing 79-year-old woman with dementia had a happy ending Saturday afternoon, a fire official said.
    NEW: May 30, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Class of 2015: Prairie Ridge graduates set to begin new chapter in their lives

    CRYSTAL LAKE – From her perch in the gym bleachers, Donna Warton held up her Nokia Lumia and zoomed in on the spot where graduates were accepting thei ...
    NEW: May 30, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Class of 2015: Crystal Lake South graduates overcome adversity

    CRYSTAL LAKE – “We have a power outage affecting more than 600 homes in the area,” Principal Scott Shepard announced.
    UPDATED: May 30, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • Class of 2015: Cary-Grove graduates 440 students with laughs, advice

    CARY – The names were called, photos were taken and the principal wore a feather boa, "rock star" sunglasses and a tiara while giving the graduates so ...
    May 30, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Class of 2015: Marian Central ‘family’ bids farewell to graduates

    WOODSTOCK – Just before her graduation Friday, Abbey McClain posed for a photo with her teacher, a flower crown with long ribbon tails she made for hi ...
    May 30, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Class of 2015: Johnsburg High School graduates reflect on accomplishments

    JOHNSBURG – Eighteen-year-old James Cheesman approached classmate Alexa Duenas on Friday evening, wrapped his arms around her shoulders, and hugged he ...
    May 30, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Johnsburg event to raise money for McHenry Diaper Bank

    McHENRY – An evening of music is planned to raise money for the Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois.The ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • House OKs plan for separate Lincoln Library and Museum

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has approved a plan to make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum its own agency but scuttle ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Latest U.S. proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, b ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Impasse between Rauner, Democrats continues over budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-controlled Legislature on Friday appeared far from ending an impasse over a new state budg ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • 'Clean energy' bills take back seat to Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Measures advertised as promoting "clean energy" in Illinois – including a plan pushed by power-producing giant Exelon Corp. –have stalle ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Washington removes Cuba from U.S. list of terrorism sponsors

    HAVANA – The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decade ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Crystal Lake man shot in home invasion gets 4 years in prison

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake mother detailed on Friday the traumatic moments before she shot a teenager who broke into her home.
    May 29, 2015 - 8:42 pm
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