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  • More pay, greater confidence lifts U.S. retail sales 0.6 percent

    WASHINGTON – Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid i ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 8:19 am
  • Illinois man sues over his July 4 flag-burning arrest

    CHICAGO – A 22-year-old central Illinois man who was arrested and detained after posting online pictures of himself burning an American flag has filed ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:14 am
  • Editor's Desk: 'Life is good in Fox River Grove,' village president says

    Bob Nunamaker is excited about what’s going on in Fox River Grove, and for good reason.The Fox River ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:01 am
  • Crime mugs for January 2017 in McHenry County area

    The charges against the individuals listed are not a proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is t ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • McHenry County College seeking nominations for 2017 Alumni Award

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation is asking for nominations for the 2017 MCC Distinguished Alumni Award.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:58 am
  • Marengo mulls connecting to Harvard-Woodstock enterprise zone

    MARENGO – The city might consider joining the Harvard-Woodstock enterprise zone to attract businesses to the area as the Interstate 90 interchange pro ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • Soil and Water Conservation District holding tree, shrub sale

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry-Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for trees and shrubs in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Tre ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:57 am
  • Medical experts differ how Algonquin woman died in drug-induced homicide trial

    WOODSTOCK – Medical experts testifying before McHenry County jurors in a drug-induced homicide trial Thursday had differing opinions on what caused th ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:52 am
  • McHenry County Board set to reconstitute Human Resources Committee

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board member Paula Yensen is getting another shot at chairing a committee after having one taken from her by a last-minute ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • Some new details emerge on Lake in the Hills apparent murder-suicide

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills police continue to investigate an apparent murder-suicide that left a mother and her two children dead.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Crystal Lake-based Horizons for the Blind provides products, jobs for visually impaired

    CRYSTAL LAKE – At Horizons for the Blind in Crystal Lake, Executive Director Camille Caffarelli wants to make sure everyone is on a level playing fiel ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • GOP leaders look to early health care bill, details vague

    WASHINGTON – Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling a ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Trump's Pentagon pick cruises toward likely confirmation

    WASHINGTON – Retired Gen. James Mattis on Thursday cruised toward likely confirmation as Donald Trump’s defense secretary, easily prevailing in a Sena ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Watchdog to probe Comey's, FBI's actions before election

    WASHINGTON – In yet another aftershock from the chaotic presidential campaign, the Justice Department inspector general opened an investigation Thursd ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Trump's Pentagon pick Gen. James Mattis: Putin trying to 'break' NATO

    WASHINGTON – Retired Gen. James Mattis, poised to become the first career military officer to lead the Pentagon since the 1950s, said Thursday he beli ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 11:33 am
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