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  • McHenry might not see TIF reimburse project costs

    McHENRY – The city of McHenry may not recoup all of the costs for some of the proposed projects in its downtown district, city officials said.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Chicago teachers union rejects 'serious offer' from district

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union announced Monday it has rejected a four-year contract proposal, saying the offer does not address school conditio ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Police say Chicago homicides climbed dramatically in January

    CHICAGO – Chicago saw a dramatic spike in the number of homicides and shootings in January – the bloodiest start to a year in at least 16 years and a ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Research firm: Illinois marijuana market forecast is gloomy

    CHICAGO – A market research company is growing pessimistic about Illinois medical marijuana, telling investors that retail sales could reach just $15. ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Concealed carry permit applications drop across Illinois

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Illinois State Police granted far fewer concealed carry permits statewide in 2015 than in 2014, according to numbers released by t ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois pension bill on hold despite Rauner, Cullerton agreement

    CHICAGO – Democrats are unlikely to address Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension crisis until the state has a budget, despite a rare agreement betwee ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Entrance polls: Values propel Ted Cruz to victory in GOP primary

    WASHINGTON – Republican caucus-goers who said they want a candidate who shares their values propelled Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to victory in Iowa, accordin ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Absent Voters: McHenry County's uncontested elections spark lack of accountability

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part two of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half on how apathy can cause tie votes and misrepresentation a ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • Absent Voters: Apathy can cause tie votes, misrepresentation, McHenry County officials say

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part two of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half on how McHenry County's uncontested elections spark lack ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • Centegra Health System moving into plastic surgery biz in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For the first time, Centegra Health System will provide laser skin treatments, Botox injections, breast implants and other plastic surg ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • McHenry County under dense fog advisory, National Weather Service says

    The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for McHenry and surrounding counties.Th ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 6:58 pm
  • Sage YMCA luncheon in Crystal Lake to feature school District 155 superintendent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The superintendent of Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 will share his own story and his students' successes at an ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 7:37 pm
  • Lake in the Hills police reports for Feb. 1, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • MCCD works to close gap on trail connecting Woodstock, Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Another piece of a trail designed to connect Crystal Lake and Woodstock via McHenry County College is moving forward.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Michigan undertaking plan to determine if Flint water safe

    FLINT, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has undertaken a five-part strategy to determine whether Flint's water, which has beco ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 4:36 pm
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