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  • Cullerton says time to hit 'reset' on state budget talks

    CHICAGO – Senate President John Cullerton said it’s time to “hit the reset button” on budget talks and challenged Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wedn ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Woman who died in cell mentioned previous suicide attempt

    DALLAS – A woman whose death in a Texas jail has raised suspicions about the official conclusion that she hanged herself told a guard during the booki ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • League of Women Voters stresses education, participation in government

    When Sandra Bartholmey travels to parts of the world where people do not have the right to vote, she said she breathes a sigh of relief knowing that i ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Salvation Army packs donated backpacks as school year approaches

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The smell of the first backpack 16-year-old Makenna Schmitz opened took her back to being about 7 years old.
    July 23, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 approves balanced budget despite initial deficit worries

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An influx of state dollars could push Community High School District 155 into the black this budget year, a school official said.
    July 23, 2015 - 9:23 am
  • 14 McHenry County lawyers seek open judge position

    WOODSTOCK – Fourteen local attorneys filed applications for an open spot on the bench in McHenry County’s 22nd Judicial Circuit.
    July 23, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • North Barrington man indicted on dissemination of child pornography charges

    NORTH BARRINGTON – A North Barrington man has been indicted on charges that he not only possessed child pornography but sent it to others, the Lake Co ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:59 am
  • McHenry County ZBA falls short of recommending Marengo nuns' expansion

    WOODSTOCK – A request by an obscure French Christian order to get a McHenry County Zoning Board of Appeals recommendation to significantly expand its ...
    July 23, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Lakemoor police officers resign over fraudulent anonymous tip reward, chief says

    LAKEMOOR – Two Lakemoor police officers have resigned after the discovery that one fraudulently applied for and received a $100 citizens reward, the p ...
    July 23, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Prosecutors: Aurora theater shooter deserves to die in Colorado

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — James Holmes should be put to death for the Colorado theater shooting because he deliberately and cruelly killed 12 people, includ ...
    July 22, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Safe Routes to School grant to add more sidewalks on Woodstock school routes

    WOODSTOCK – Students will be able to walk and bike to school on continuous sidewalks after they are installed next summer as part of the Safe Routes t ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Grateful Dead concerts meant Chicago raked in hotel taxes

    CHICAGO — City of Chicago officials say the Grateful Dead's set of final concerts over the Fourth of July weekend brought in more than $431,000 in hot ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Q&A on Rod Blagojevich: What happens after appeals court ruling

    CHICAGO — A ruling by a federal court in the appeal of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions left open the possibility that th ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • 6 beaches closed in Wonder Lake, Lake in the Hills, Island Lake for high bacteria levels

    Officials from the McHenry County Department of Health retested area beaches for bacterial levels Tuesday after the weekend's heavy rains.
    July 23, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Crystal Lake teen crashes stolen golf cart in Lake in the Hills, police say

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – An 18-year-old Crystal Lake man's joy ride on a stolen golf cart ended Wednesday when he crashed into a pole in Lake in the Hills, ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:39 am
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