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  • Effort to expand Illinois gambling likely pushed into summer

    SPRINGFIELD – An effort to generate much-needed revenue for Chicago and Illinois by opening a city-owned casino and expanding gambling elsewhere could ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Island Lake brings back former trustee Sciarrone as top cop

    ISLAND LAKE – The appointment of a former trustee as the village’s new police chief is not cronyism, a trustee said following the unanimous approval o ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • 16-year prison sentence given for McHenry man's 10th trip to prison

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man was described a “career criminal” and “frequent flyer” just before being sentenced Thursday to a double-digit prison term fo ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Former Crystal Lake man writes book about history of Fox Chain O'Lakes

    LAKE COUNTY – The past 27 years of Dave Lester’s life have revolved around summer, anxiously awaiting boating season and play time on the Fox Chain O’ ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • McHenry child care center loses license, closes after state probe

    McHENRY – A McHenry child care center lost its license after an Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigation uncovered numerous v ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Algonquin's Towne Park reopens after closing for bypass construction

    ALGONQUIN – Towne Park, which has been closed since fall 2012, now is open to the public for the summer season, according to the village.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Crystal Lake anesthesiologist to take medical mission trip to Guatemala

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake anesthesiologist will embark on a medical mission trip to Guatemala, the latest in a series of trips to Panama, Haiti an ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Open Meetings Act bill inspired by Oakwood Hills headed to Illinois Senate vote

    An Oakwood Hills-inspired improvement to the Open Meetings Act may end up getting passed by this Sunday’s end of session.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted

    CHICAGO – Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday, accusing the 73-year-old Il ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Judge tosses family's civil lawsuit against Marengo funeral home

    WOODSTOCK – A civil lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages from a Marengo funeral home has been dismissed in McHenry County court.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Unemployment in McHenry County dips to 5.4 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County unemployment rate dropped a little more than a percentage point in April from a year ago, as rates fell in every met ...
    May 28, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Prairie Grove crash sends Lake in the Hills bicyclist to hospital

    PRAIRIE GROVE – A 35-year-old Lake in the Hills man was taken to an area hospital after a vehicle struck him while he was riding his bike Thursday, po ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Bruce Rauner schools czar paid through agency facing cuts, report says

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying the hefty salary of his new education secretary from the budget of the state human services agency, whe ...
    May 28, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Photo shows Chicago police officers posing over black man with antlers

    CHICAGO — A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer holding rif ...
    May 28, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • Wonder Lake firefighters to host blood drive at fire station June 6

    WONDER LAKE – The Wonder Lake Fire Protection District will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 at the fire station, 4300 E. Wonder Lake R ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:30 am
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