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  • PHOTOS: 10th annual Polar Plunge in Fox Lake

    Residents from McHenry and Lake counties teamed up to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois with the 10th annual Polar Plunge on Sunday in Fox Lak ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:53 am
  • Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul

    MOSUL, Iraq – “We have wounded!” the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the si ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:52 am
  • Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

    ISMAILIA, Egypt – After Islamic militants barged into his uncle’s house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sam ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Trump toasts nation's governors ahead of health care talks

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump toasted the nation's governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level 3 times legal limit

    NEW ORLEANS – The man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the l ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • 10th annual My Sister’s Dress to benefit Home of the Sparrow

    CRYSTAL LAKE – My Sister’s Dress, which sells gently used prom dresses and accessories to McHenry County teenagers, is accepting donations for its nex ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • Illinois lawmakers make Gliniewicz-inspired effort to deny pension benefits to convicted spouses

    FOX LAKE – Melodie Gliniewicz’s effort to collect her disgraced late husband’s pension has prompted another effort by state lawmakers to prevent simil ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • McHenry County Board again moves forward with Woodstock roundabout proposal

    WOODSTOCK – A proposal to build a roundabout at an accident-prone intersection north of town again is moving to bid after the McHenry County Board fre ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • 'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards

    LOS ANGELES – Oscar winner, take two.Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" – not, as it turned out, "La La Land ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Congress returns with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

    WASHINGTON – Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • School seminar near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

    WINNETKA – When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago’s wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Wonder Lake man starts Air1 Drone Services LLC out of his home

    WONDER LAKE – Steve Wohnrade of Wonder Lake said he believes the U.S. drones market is going to explode in the near future.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this past week indicted these people on these charges:• Edwa ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • 10th annual Polar Plunge in Fox Lake benefits Special Olympics Illinois

    FOX LAKE – More than 300 people voluntarily jumped into the frigid water of Nippersink Lake on Sunday – in fact, they paid for the privilege.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

    ATLANTA – When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished r ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 7:02 am
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