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  • Cooking classes in Crystal Lake to focus on appetizers, essentials

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A hands-on cooking class is planned just in time for the holidays. The Crystal Lake P ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Santa’s Workshop in Crystal Lake to include crafts, games

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Children will get a sneak peek into Santa’s Workshop this December. Children ages 3 a ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

    MINEOLA, N.Y. – One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as tr ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Calorie counts to appear with many prepared foods

    WASHINGTON – Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad ba ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Anger at Ferguson case based on emotion, evidence

    PITTSBURGH – Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police off ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Protesters return to riot-scarred Ferguson streets

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Protesters returned to the riot-scarred streets of Ferguson on Tuesday, a day after crowds looted businesses and set fire to buildings ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

    CHICAGO – Taking on the hecklers who’ve been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebutt ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson ‘tussle’

    FERGUSON, Missouri – Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson officer Darren Wilson testified that they were f ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • McHenry County Conservation District Equestrian-geared improvements move forward

    WOODSTOCK – Horseback riders could be traversing the multiuse trail at Brookdale Conservation Area outside Woodstock as early as June.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Lindenhurst man killed in Route 120 crash near Volo

    VOLO – A Lindenhurst man died Tuesday in a five-vehicle crash along Route 120, the Lake County Coroner's Office said.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Crystal Lake man rejoins workforce after 2 years without seizures

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Ben Lukas has never been so happy to have a minimum-wage job.On Aug. 18, 2009, he had ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 approves levy increase

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 taxpayers will likely see the taxes they pay to the district rise next year.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Illinois man pleads guilty in McLean County child porn case

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — A central Illinois man is facing more than 100 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography and sex offender registra ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • McHenry County police departments to boost Thanksgiving enforcement

    Police departments around McHenry County are set to have extra enforcement to make sure people are wearing seat belts and not driving drunk during the ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • 2 credit houses take no major action on Illinois after pension overhaul thrown out

    SPRINGFIELD — Two major credit houses aren't overly worried about an Illinois judge tossing out a pension overhaul designed to close a $100 billion de ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 4:16 pm
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