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  • How surging U.S. student debt is affecting borrowers' lives

    WASHINGTON – America's $1.2 trillion in student debt is having consequences in far-reaching ways.Col ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Healthy air, healthy family

    Clean indoor air smells better, and is better for health.  According to the World Health Organization, “There is strong evidence that exposure to hous ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Island Lake man injured in motorcycle crash near Prairie Grove

    PRAIRIE GROVE – McHenry County Sheriff's police are investigating a motorcycle crash near Prairie Grove that sent a 47-year-old Island Lake man to an ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 1:01 am
  • Hillary Clinton pushing new gun controls after Oregon shooting

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Days after a deadly shooting in Oregon, Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled new gun control measures Monday aimed at strengthening back ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Oct. 5; Debris found in search for U.S. cargo ship lost off Bahamas

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 6:24 am
  • Hundreds rescued in South Carolina rainstorm; death toll climbs to 7

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hundreds were rescued Sunday from fast-moving floodwaters in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that bu ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:53 am
  • Woodstock police to enforce closed hours at Park in the Square

    WOODSTOCK – New hours will be enforced in Woostock’s Park in the Square, which previously did not close.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • McHenry fall leaf pickup to begin Monday

    McHENRY – Leaf pickup in McHenry will begin Monday and end Dec. 11. Waste Management will use specially designed vacuum equipment to pick up piles of ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • On the Record with: McHenry art teacher Tina Wagner talks public art project

    EMILY K. COLEMAN - ecoleman@shawmedia.comMcHENRY – Tina Wagner didn’t know what she was getting into ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • No end in sight to European migrant wave

    ZAGREB, Croatia – One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach – and a week after the European Union agreed to secu ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • McHenry County Board will tackle township consolidation referendums Tuesday

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will decide Tuesday which townships, if any at all, should be put before voters next year to consolidate.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • McHenry District 156 schools closed through Tuesday after 12-hour negotiation fails to produce deal

    McHENRY – After 12 hours of negotiations Sunday, the McHenry Community High School District 156 teachers union and the school board were unable to com ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Budget impasse cuts services for victims of domestic abuse

    CHICAGO – Assistance for battered women and children statewide is dwindling because of Illinois’ budget impasse, and it could have long-lasting conseq ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • McHenry County Jail inmate road crew making strides over past few years

    WOODSTOCK – After the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Bureau Road Crew nearly doubled its service hours from 2013 to 2014, the unit is set ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Lincoln funeral train to go on display in Hammond this week

    HAMMOND, Ind. – A replica of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train will be on display in Hammond this week.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:11 pm
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