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  • Photos: Tornadoes strike Ottawa, Naplate area

    Severe weather hits the Ottawa area ...
    March 1, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit he hasn't earned

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday night about corporate job expansion and military cost-savings that actually took root under his pr ...
    March 1, 2017 - 7:57 am
  • Teen Career Expo Offers Interactive Glimpse into Future

    Middle and high school students from sixth through tenth grades can get an interactive glimpse of more than a dozen career paths at a free Career Expl ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 6:05 am
  • Clean your house, clean your air

    For a completely clean house, clean it top to bottom, and the middle – the air.  According the to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air ca ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 6:00 am
  • Tornado hits Ottawa killing 1 in Illinois

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tornadoes touched down in the upper Midwest and northern Arkansas on Tuesday, killing at least two people, as a spring-like storm ...
    March 1, 2017 - 12:38 am
  • Prairieland Disposal Inc. to be McHenry's new trash service starting Aug. 1

    McHENRY – The city of McHenry is getting a new waste-hauling and recycling service this summer.With ...
    March 1, 2017 - 12:27 am
  • People line up for Fat Tuesday paczkis in Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – People lined up Tuesday at Blue Cow Polish Deli in Lake in the Hills and Country Donuts in Crystal Lake to buy paczkis before the ...
    March 1, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Family Christian closing all locations; Algonquin Commons store set to close in 8 to 12 weeks

    ALGONQUIN – All Family Christian stores are closing, including the one in Algonquin Commons, according to an announcement on the organization’s websit ...
    March 1, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • The family legacy of Small Town Brewery in Wauconda

    WAUCONDA – Small Town Brewery is one of those local hidden treasures you have to know is there in order to find it.
    March 1, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Marengo officials mull infrastructure projects

    MARENGO – The city will have a little extra money for infrastructure because of an inactive economic incentive account that the state of Illinois want ...
    March 1, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Trump signs executive order signaling commitment to improving black colleges

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at signaling his commitment to historically black colleges and universitie ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • Russia and China veto new U.N. sanctions on Syria

    UNITED NATIONS – Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed new U.N. sanctions on Syria, and the U.S. ambassador accused both countries of refusing to hold Pr ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • No immediate ruling made on Dakota Access pipeline work

    WASHINGTON – A federal judge said Tuesday that he'll decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the Dakota ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Republican primary: Gasser upsets longtime Algonquin Township highway commissioner

    Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Robert Miller’s 24-year reign, and his family’s half-century lock on the office, came to an end with challenge ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Sessions suggests police need less federal scrutiny

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions painted a grim vision of violence in America on Tuesday, telling state law enforcement officials that a re ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:09 pm
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