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  • DEA chief Michele Leonhart to retire amid pressure over agents' sex scandal

    WASHINGTON – The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday that she plans to retire after three decades with the agency, an a ...
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • McHenry County nonprofit aims to raise money for area mental health groups

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Like many of the participants in the McHenry County Adult Program, Scot Maier spends most of his time in a wheelchair.
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 6:34 pm
  • McHenry woman accidentally shoots herself at Crystal Lake gun range

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A 55-year-old McHenry woman was taken to an area hospital Monday after accidentally shooting her own leg, police said.
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 6:29 pm
  • Jury in Boston Marathon bombing trial sees photo of defiant Tsarnaev

    BOSTON – First, the jury was shown large, vibrant pictures of the four people killed in the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Then prosecutor ...
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • Illinois transportation officials to talk roads in tour

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois transportation officials are making stops in multiple communities in coming weeks to talk about the condition of the state's ro ...
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 6:17 pm
  • Study: Exelon subsidy would cost $1.6 billion over 5 years

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan to financially reward Exelon Corp. for producing no-carbon energy and potentially save three Illinois nuclear plants from closure ...
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 6:16 pm
  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch heads for vote after 5 months

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vot ...
    NEW: April 21, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Share your ideas about 'free-range' kids movement

    McHenry County parents,We’re planning a story for the weekend that looks into the “free-range” kids ...
    April 21, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Urban Land Institute presents findings Wednesday on Old Courthouse in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – A panel of real estate experts with the Urban Land Institute will present their findings and recommendations on Woodstock's Old Courthouse ...
    April 21, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • McHenry-based Diaper Bank looking for warehouse, office space

    McHENRY – The Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois is looking for a new home, but finding a place is proving difficult for the nonprofit organization beca ...
    April 21, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Andy Glab wins McHenry alderman re-election by one late-arriving vote

    McHENRY – One final vote has been tallied in the tied race for one of McHenry's wards, giving incumbent Alderman Andy Glab another four years on the c ...
    April 21, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • State Rep. David McSweeney's Bill to eliminate red light cameras clears committee

    A bill that would stop red light cameras in some communities is headed to the full Illinois House floor.
    April 21, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Johnsburg woman flown to hospital after Route 47 crash near Hebron

    HEBRON – Route 47 south of Hebron reopened Tuesday morning after being closed because of a crash that left one driver in serious condition, officials ...
    April 21, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • UNHCR: Weekend shipwreck of migrant boat in Mediterranean is deadliest ever

    CATANIA, Sicily — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Eldorado man charged with killing pregnant Illinois woman

    HARRISBURG — Prosecutors in southern Illinois have charged an Eldorado man with murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend.
    April 21, 2015 - 10:31 am
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