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  • McHenry County Board committee examines limited options in wake of scathing dental audit

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee frustrated with the likelihood that prosecuting several dentists accused of double-billing at the taxpaye ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Too much homework? McHenry County students, parents, schools weigh in

    McHENRY – When Casey Hewett was in third grade, she said her homework could take up to an hour sometimes. 
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Illinois’ history museum is latest target in political fight

    SPRINGFIELD – The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasi ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

    HOUSTON – The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, aut ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

    WASHINGTON – Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection wit ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • EU struggles for answers as migrant influx raises tensions

    BRUSSELS – French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed h ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Ba ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • U.S. judge acquits Chicago lawyer of coaching clients to lie

    CHICAGO – A high-profile Chicago lawyer was acquitted Monday of coaching clients and witnesses to lie, with the federal judge who oversaw the rare tri ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Heavy rainfall tarnishes quality of Illinois wheat crop

    RED BUD – Many wheat growers have seen decent yields across Illinois, but heavy rainfall late in the growing season diminished much of their crop's va ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Rauner signs law toughening penalties on drunk drivers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois will begin putting ignition locking devices on the vehicles of drivers with two or more drunken driving convictions.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Woodstock's Hope Through Dance to raise money for suicide awareness

    WOODSTOCK – Hope Through Dance will hold its sixth performance in Woodstock Saturday to raise money for suicide awareness through the Laura Twirls Fou ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 8:05 pm
  • Water main break near Harvard Junior High School results in boil order

    HARVARD – A water main break near Harvard Junior High School Monday resulted in a boil order in the area, according to Harvard Community Unit School D ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Crystal Lake Library having free movie showings, children storytimes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Movies, story times and hands-on science programs are some of the programs being offered this month at the Crystal Lake Public Library.
    UPDATED: Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Crystal Park District offers wagon rides through Sterne's Woods

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Wagon rides through Sterne's Woods followed by an evening around a campfire can be arranged through the Crystal Lake Park District this ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Woodstock, McHenry Feed My Starving Children organizers seek donations, volunteers

    A group of McHenry County residents is trying to raise $110,000 to provide more than 500,000 meals for starving children across the world.
    UPDATED: Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:26 am
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