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  • On the Record With: Prairie Ridge senior accepted to Yale University

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On the Tuesday before he began his winter break in December, Aidan O’Connor got an early Christmas gift when he opened the application ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • McHenry County dispatchers talk job stress, ways to cope with trauma

    LAKE IN THE HILLS –A.J. Gazda has taught himself to erase the contents of his day when he presses the button to unlock his car after work.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Champaign police officer waives jury in sex assault case

    CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign police officer charged with sex crimes involving three women in two counties has waived his right to a jury trial in one of th ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • McHenry head-on crash sends 3 to hospital, fire official says

    McHENRY – A head-on crash on Route 120 in McHenry sent two men and a girl to an area hospital with minor injuries Sunday, a fire official said.
    May 1, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing

    BAGHDAD – Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after ...
    May 1, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Nationalist party declares Islam doesn't belong to Germany

    BERLIN – Members of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party have backed a political program that says Islam doesn't belong to Germany and suppor ...
    May 1, 2016 - 4:48 pm
  • Cary police reports for Sunday, May 1, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    May 1, 2016 - 1:21 pm
  • Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard Universit ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Offer to restore power at shuttered Illinois state park rejected

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois utility has rejected a local park district's offer to cover the unpaid electric bills at a state park that was rec ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop in Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning, sending about 10 cars off the tracks and spil ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Trump, Clinton angle for the advantage in politics of gender

    WASHINGTON – She has no stamina. She shouts. She’s got nothing going for her but being a woman.Donal ...
    May 1, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Illinois budget standoff forces 300 layoffs at Chicago State

    CHICAGO – Chicago State University laid off more than 300 employees, about a third of its workforce, after emergency state funding recently approved a ...
    May 1, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • House Speaker Michael Madigan makes rare appearance in Joliet to address labor leaders

    JOLIET – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan – arguably the most powerful politician in Springfield – made a rare appearance Friday night in Joliet ...
    May 1, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Huntley hosting Ladies Night Out downtown May 5

    HUNTLEY – The village, downtown businesses and the Huntley Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a Ladies Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 5.
    May 1, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois lawmakers pushing bill to regulate daily fantasy sports

    On the heels of two states legalizing and regulating daily fantasy sports, Illinois lawmakers are hoping to do the same.
    May 1, 2016 - 12:05 am
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