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  • Crystal Lake police reports for Jan. 29, 2015

    • Gonzalo S. Espinoza, 25, 7408 Pingree Road, Crystal Lake, was charged Thursday, Dec. 18, with aggravated domestic battery by strangling, aggravated ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Pedestrian injured after being hit by vehicle in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A woman was injured and transported to a hospital Thursday after a vehicle-pedestrian crash in Crystal Lake, police said.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • McHenry County's unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in December, down from 7.5 percent in December 2013, according to preliminary fi ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Boy Scouts of America settle California lawsuit over sex abuse

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volu ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Obama to seek to increase spending limits by $74 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current spending limits, the White ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Islamic State standoff involves Jordanian pilot, Japanese journalist, prisoner

    AMMAN, Jordan — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war c ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any Islamic State trade

    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purport ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Abbott Laboratories beats 4th-quarter profit forecasts

    NORTH CHICAGO — Abbott Laboratories (ABT) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $905 million.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Illinois Supreme Court takes on Crystal Lake South bleachers case

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case between the city of Crystal Lake and Community High School District 155 over the ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 29, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has struck a funeral for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 and w ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:20 am
  • Bulgaria extradites man suspected of link to French attacks

    PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman wanted in connection with deadly terrorist attacks in Paris has been extradited from Bulgaria to France, where he is facing c ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:12 am
  • State senator files bill to honor 7 brothers, WWII vets

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator has filed legislation that would name a portion of a central Illinois highway after seven brothers ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Jan. 29; Tokyo studying message allegedly from hostage

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:09 am
  • Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan’s release of an Iraqi would-be hotel ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Clarification

    A story on page A3 of the Wednesday, Jan. 28, edition did not list the total cost of a software contract the McHenry County Board is considering termi ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:12 am
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