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  • Former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords finishes 40-mile bike tour

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has completed a 40-mile charity bike tour in Tucson, Arizona, less than five years after she was g ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Louisiana picks Democrat as next governor, rejecting Vitter

    NEW ORLEANS – Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David V ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Post-mortem: Burying the dead in a most violent year

    BALTIMORE – In the corner of his office, John Williams set down a gilded headstone that was in the shape of a teddy bear. Williams had just made it to ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Eileen Quinn, mother of former Gov. Pat Quinn, dies at 98

    CHICAGO – Eileen Quinn, the mother of former Gov. Pat Quinn and a pillar of support for him during bruising campaigns, has died. She was 98.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Weather extremes spur farmers’ interest in cover crops

    WICHITA, Kan. – Weather extremes have reignited farmers’ interest in planting cover crops, a traditional farming practice that is gaining renewed popu ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Fire breaks out in Chicago's Hancock skyscraper

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a fire that broke out about halfway up the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers, has been put out. Five ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • St. Charles man sentenced to 26 years in home invasion

    ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man received a 26-year prison term for breaking into a home in the early morning as its residents slept.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Holiday Hills mulls McHenry County Deputy Dwight Maness memorial in new park

    HOLIDAY HILLS – The Village Board is discussing including a memorial to McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Maness as part of a plan for a revamped ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • McHenry County College president search down to 5 candidates

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There are two women and three men currently in the running to lead McHenry County College as the next president.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • MCC forensics team wins awards at recent tournament

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Forensics Team brought home a number of individual awards from a tournament hosted by a Wisconsin university ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Huntley Historical Society fundraising at Culver's Monday

    HUNTLEY — The Huntley Historical Society will be fundraising at the Culver’s on 12950 Route 47 from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Photos: McHenry County winter storm

    Nov. 21, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Reader photos: Snow storm hits McHenry County

    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • Winter storm dumps more than a foot of snow on McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A week ago, it was 60 degrees out.Today, there is more than a foot of snow on the gro ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • Prairie Grove School District 46 board approves 3-year teacher contract

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Teachers and certified staff in Prairie Grove School District 46 will receive a 2.5 percent raise this school year, per the new contra ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:17 pm
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