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  • Russia denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team

    MOSCOW – The Kremlin spokesman on Wednesday denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Tru ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:42 am
  • U.S. retail sales rise in January, led by gas and restaurants

    WASHINGTON – Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent last month, slowing down from a solid 1 percent gain in December, the Commerce Depart ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • Republicans showing less enthusiasm for investigations in the Trump era

    WASHINGTON – The Republicans' ardor for investigations and oversight, on display throughout the Obama administration, has cooled off considerably with ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:38 am
  • 'Have a Heart Food Drive' benefiting Crystal Lake Food Pantry

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Several downtown Crystal Lake businesses are participating in “Have a Heart Food Drive,” with donations going to the Crystal Lake Food ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • Northern Illinois University community honors 2008 shooting victims

    DeKALB – When Mary Kay Mace saw how tall the trees had grown around the Forward, Together Forward memorial statue on campus at Northern Illinois Unive ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:32 am
  • The Learning Experience in Lake in the Hills to hold auction for Make-A-Wish Foundation

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education in Lake in the Hills is hosting a silent auction to raise funds for the Make-A- ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Crystal Lake fire causes $50,000 in damage to commercial building

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Fire officials are investigating what started a fire that caused more than $50,000 in damage to a commercial building Monday night.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Forum for School District 155, Crystal Lake City Council candidates set for Thursday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Voters will have a chance Thursday to hear from candidates for the Crystal Lake City Council and the Community High School District 155 ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • McHenry organizations launch new events website for city

    McHENRY – To improve the city’s marketing efforts, several McHenry businesses and organizations have created a new website –
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Lawyer to panel: No promises to 'Making a Murderer' inmate

    CHICAGO – State attorneys tried to persuade a panel of federal appellate judges that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murde ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Republicans block Democrats' effort to get Trump's tax returns

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to use an obscure law to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from th ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Evacuation lifted for 200K Californians living below dam

    OROVILLE, Calif. – Nearly 200,000 Northern Californians who live downstream of the country’s tallest dam were allowed to return home Tuesday after two ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • 'It's about time': Etan Patz's dad finds justice in verdict 4 decades after 6-year-old went missing

    NEW YORK – Nearly four decades after 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished on the way to his school bus stop, a former convenience store clerk was convicted T ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • No one injured in Algonquin house fire, but cat missing, official says

    ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District battled a residential structure fire Tuesday in Algonquin, a fire official said.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • McHenry County College students mentor peers through new program

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Students now are able to mentor and be mentored by their peers through two new programs at McHenry County College.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think Roe vs. Wade should remain upheld?