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  • Watch live: Crystal Lake South High School Class of 2015 graduation

    The Crystal Lake South High School Class of 2015 graduation will be broadcast here live at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30.
    May 29, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • 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
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