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  • Crystal Lake manufacturer shows value of federal export bank, Hultgren says

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Joseph Shulfer's Crystal Lake business could lose millions of dollars in exports if Washington does not reauthorize a hotly debated fed ...
    April 1, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Multiple brush fires start in McHenry County

    McHENRY – A major brush fire in McHenry near Boone Creek Conservation Area is just one the many that have swept through McHenry County Wednesday.
    UPDATED: April 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Crystal Lake robotics team advances to world championship

    CRYSTAL LAKE –A robotics team made up of Crystal Lake high school students has advanced to the world championship.
    UPDATED: April 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives ...
    April 1, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • Cary District 26 school board candidates discuss technology, financial stability

    CARY – As of early-February, four people had thrown their names into the running for spots on the Cary District 26 Board of Education, making the race ...
    UPDATED: April 1, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • State funding, development top issues for Wonder Lake candidates

    WONDER LAKE – Candidates aiming for offices in Wonder Lake are focused on keeping village finances in line with state cuts while seeing some developme ...
    UPDATED: April 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • McHenry career criminal guilty of Crystal Lake burglary

    WOODSTOCK – It took jurors about an hour on Wednesday to convict a McHenry career criminal of burglarizing a Crystal Lake construction crew.
    UPDATED: April 1, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Iran nuke talks extended once again after faltering

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program headed for double overtime on Wednesday, beset by competing claims and recriminations ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Memories Pizza in Indiana says it won't cater gay weddings

    WALKERTON Ind. – An Indiana woman whose family owns a small-town pizzeria says the state's new "religious freedom" law supports the restaurant's right ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wage

    SEATTLE – Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday, nearly a year after this pricey West Coast city was celebrated by acti ...
    April 1, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Woodstock School District 200 launches digital classroom initiative

    WOODSTOCK – Next school year, Olson and Mary Endres Elementary students will be the first to use new laptops to learn literacy, under a two-year, $1.1 ...
    UPDATED: April 1, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Why businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws

    NEW YORK – A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in s ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Home inspector offers cost-saving advice

    A furnace, air-conditioning system, or home appliance that are well-maintained will work more efficiently. They’re not straining to operate, so they ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Rain, chilly temperatures, thunderstorm in McHenry County weather forecast

    The temperature will reach 70 degrees in McHenry County today, but residents should expect rain and some thunder early Thursday morning, National Weat ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit

    TIKRIT, Iraq – Iraq declared a "magnificent victory" Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of thei ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:45 am
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