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  • Get to know your utility meters

    How do electric and natural gas companies know how much to charge customers each month?   They send employees to read customers’ utility meters, whi ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:24 am
  • 10 Things to Know for May 20; Breakthrough in Southeast Asia's migrant crisis

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 20, 2015 - 8:19 am
  • Motorcyclist airlifted after crash in McHenry

    McHENRY – A 38-year-old McHenry man was airlifted to an area hospital in serious condition after he was thrown from his motorcycle early Wednesday, fi ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:50 am
  • Fire displaces Island Lake residents

    ISLAND LAKE – An Island Lake family was displaced after a fire started in their basement early Wednesday, firefighters said.
    May 21, 2015 - 12:53 am
  • MCC lacks student, laboratory space, study finds

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is lacking student, athletic and physical education and open laboratory spaces, a study found.
    May 20, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Family Kite Festival brings free kites, flying lessons to Crystal Lake park

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kites, some as large as 90 feet, will be taking to the skies this Memorial Day weekend. The Crystal Lake Park District along with Chica ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Celebrate Lakewood to add petting zoo to offerings

    LAKEWOOD – A petting zoo is being added to the family-friendly festivities offered at this year’s Celebrate Lakewood event.
    May 20, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • McHenry County health department's restaurant inspections now online

    Your smartphone or computer can now do more than give you customer ratings of your favorite McHenry County eateries.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

    WASHINGTON – If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping w ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

    BAGHDAD – As it moves to try to reverse the stunning loss of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s largest Sunni province, the Shiite-led government is hamstr ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Clinton urges State Department to speed release of emails

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secre ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

    WACO, Texas – A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang membe ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Lawmakers considering automatic voter registration bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Democratic state senators have filed legislation that would automatically register Illinois residents to vote.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Illinois state senator declares bid for 8th District

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois state senator says he'll run for Congress to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois mayors, colleges oppose proposed Amtrak cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Amtrak rail service reductions that would follow proposed cuts in next year's state budget will hurt businesses and impact students, Ill ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
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