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  • Island Lake hires mayor's former campaign volunteer as full-time employee

    ISLAND LAKE – A former Island Lake police officer – the same man who ran Mayor Charlie Amrich’s successful campaign in 2013 – on Thursday night was aw ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Crystal Lake School District 47 approves parking agreement with neighboring church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For years, parking at Hannah Beardsley Middle School has spilled over into the lots of the neighboring church.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival

    WARSAW, Poland – Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let th ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    CAIRO – An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Nemtsov a possible ‘sacrificial victim,’ investigators say

    MOSCOW – Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop a ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Moody’s downgrades Chicago’s rating over pensions

    CHICAGO – Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Chicago’s credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city’s $20 billion mountain of ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Lake County offering free measles vaccinations

    HIGHLAND PARK – The Lake County Health Department is offering free measles vaccinations to anyone who may have been exposed to the virus at a local ho ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Lincoln Park Zoo welcomes newborn gorilla

    CHICAGO – A western lowland gorilla was born this week at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.Zoo officials a ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Annual report offers new clues about Buffett’s successor

    OMAHA, Neb. – Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he’s built as Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO over the past 50 years, but he’s also willing to admi ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will h ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Elgin Genealogical Society to meet Tuesday

    ELGIN – The Elgin Genealogical Society will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the first-floor meeting room of the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted by a McHenry County grand jury, according to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. The charges are allegati ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • 'Death by Food' to be explored at ECC presentation

    ELGIN – Journalist Bill Kurtis will give a presentation at Elgin Community College on Monday, March 16, about the effects of the American diet.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • Workshop to focus on stream water quality

    The Illinois RiverWatch Network is offering Illinois citizens and educators the chance to train to become citizen scientists and join the network of m ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • Algonquin to build new multi-use path

    ALGONQUIN – The village of Algonquin recently applied for a state grant to fund a new multi-use path project, and officials have said there are simila ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:41 pm
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