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  • Bong sparked argument that led to Crystal Lake kitten's death, hearing reveals

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge denied a bond reduction and ordered a psychological evaluation for a Crystal Lake man accused of squeezing to death ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • McHenry County libraries adapt to demand for e-books, audiobooks

    With the holidays approaching, the Huntley Area Public Library is gearing up for what’s become an annual tradition: a rush of patrons seeking material ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Unattended bag on Metra disrupts train service in Harvard, Woodstock

    HARVARD – An unattended bag that prompted a halt in Metra service in Harvard and Woodstock and an emergency response that lasted more than four hours ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall to 260,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that b ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Nov. 25; Cheap gas, enhanced security mark Thanksgiving travel day

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:24 am
  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

    MOSCOW – Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at le ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage

    PARIS – The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out an ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money

    CHICAGO – Two Libertarian political candidates have asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional an Illinois ban on political contributions from ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Marengo expects 0.82 percent tax levy increase

    MARENGO – The City of Marengo is expecting to collect about $12,000 more in property tax revenue next year, City Administrator Gary Boden said.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Lakewood OKs fire service contract with Crystal Lake, ending agreement with Woodstock

    LAKEWOOD – The decision will, as one trustee put it, "change the face of Lakewood" by closing the village's only fire station on Haligus Road and oper ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Obama, Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes again ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • McHenry County College announces 4 finalists for president

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The four finalists in the running to become McHenry County College's next president, as well as a number of opportunities for the publi ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 6:55 pm
  • Illinois offers tax credits to encourage Fabrik Plastics' McHenry expansion

    McHENRY – State officials delivered unlikely news Tuesday to a major area manufacturer that has entertained out-of-state offers to relocate, announcin ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Auto Tech opens at new, larger Crystal Lake location

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The recently relocated Auto Tech location in Crystal Lake has a more spacious work space and can hold double the tire inventory, its pr ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Defense in McHenry fatal DUI case wants to introduce teen victim's toxicology

    WOODSTOCK – Defense attorneys for a man accused of drunken driving in a crash that killed a McHenry teen are seeking to introduce evidence that the te ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:27 am
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