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  • Woodstock to light the Square on Friday for the holiday season

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock will kick off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Square on Friday.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Huntley man charged with sending inappropriate messages to teen girl

    LAKE IN THE HILLS –A 24-year-old Huntley man is facing felony charges after police say he sent inappropriate messages to a 15-year-old girl.
    UPDATED: Nov. 25, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Chicago police officer who shot black teen amassed 18 civilian complaints

    CHICAGO – The white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black teenager was the subject of 18 civilian c ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Bong sparked argument that led to Crystal Lake kitten's death, hearing reveals

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge denied a bond reduction and ordered a psychological evaluation for a Crystal Lake man accused of squeezing to death ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • McHenry County libraries adapt to demand for e-books, audio books

    With the holidays approaching, the Huntley Area Public Library is gearing up for what’s become an annual tradition: a rush of patrons seeking material ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Metra trains on move in Harvard after conductor reports suspicious bag

    HARVARD – Metra trains resumed service in Harvard and Woodstock on Wednesday after a suspicious bag left on a Union Pacific Northwest Line care prompt ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 2:07 pm
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall to 260,000

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that b ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Nov. 25; Cheap gas, enhanced security mark Thanksgiving travel day

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:24 am
  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace

    MOSCOW – Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at le ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage

    PARIS – The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out an ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money

    CHICAGO – Two Libertarian political candidates have asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional an Illinois ban on political contributions from ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Marengo expects 0.82 percent tax levy increase

    MARENGO – The City of Marengo is expecting to collect about $12,000 more in property tax revenue next year, City Administrator Gary Boden said.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Lakewood OKs fire service contract with Crystal Lake, ending agreement with Woodstock

    LAKEWOOD – The decision will, as one trustee put it, "change the face of Lakewood" by closing the village's only fire station on Haligus Road and oper ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Obama, Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes again ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • McHenry County College announces 4 finalists for president

    CRYSTAL LAKE –The four finalists in the running to become McHenry County College's next president, as well as a number of opportunities for the publi ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 6:55 pm
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