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  • McHenry County State's Attorney's Office drops remaining charge against ex-coroner Marlene Lantz

    WOODSTOCK —McHenry County prosecutors Thursday dismissed the remaining forgery charge against former McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz, absolving h ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Donald Trump promises to 'work something out' on undocumented children in the United States

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump's promise to "work something out" for immigrants brought here illegally as kids is dividing fellow Republicans, underscoring ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 8:35 am
  • Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries

    WASHINGTON – Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 8:34 am
  • Donald Trump criticized a union leader on Twitter. He got threatening calls.

    WASHINGTON – The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect Thursday to back up his claim that a deal to discou ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill sparing 2 nuclear plants

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved a plan Wednesday that will provide billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep two unpr ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Donald Trump chooses hardliners but talks softer on immigration

    NEW YORK – Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetori ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack: Crowd honors 'gift of freedom' from servicemen

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – Thousands of people observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked across the sky during a ceremony Wednesday at Pea ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Innovation or monopoly? Panel looks at ATT-Time Warner deal

    WASHINGTON – Senators questioning the logic of a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner turned their focus to the nickels and dimes of the issue ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Charleston church shooting survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – A survivor of last year's massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • Bates: McHenry chamber celebrates veterans, announces board of directors

    Veterans Day has come and gone. Having family from the Revolutionary War and onward who have served this country, Veterans Day has great significance ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Huntley High School senior uses Eagle Scout project to give back to former school

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – When Huntley High School senior Brady Cairns started his Eagle Scout project, he decided he wanted to give back to one of his form ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • McHenry County Housing Authority offers funds for families in need of utility bill assistance

    WOODSTOCK – Low-income families are able to apply for funds to help pay their utility bills for keeping their homes heated.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:05 am
  • Former McHenry County judge, lawyer Thomas Schermerhorn dies

    WOODSTOCK – Former McHenry County judge and lawyer Thomas Schermerhorn is remembered as a passionate judge and a hard worker.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 12:58 am
  • Cary woman: 'I just want my dog back, I don’t care about the car'

    CARY – Police are seeking the public’s help as they search for a gray 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara stolen with a dog still inside in front of the Jewel-Os ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 12:59 am
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