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  • Midsize companies trade hometowns for major cities, global markets

    PEORIA – Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year’s State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the c ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • State police, FBI digging at Joliet home in connection with 1990 sheriff's deputy disappearance

    JOLIET – Illinois State Police, state crime scene investigators and the FBI spent Thursday digging at a Joliet home in connection with the 1990 disapp ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Former House speaker John Boehner predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed

    WASHINGTON – Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen."
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 1:03 pm
  • Claims for U.S. jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

    WASHINGTON – More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job market.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:14 am
  • Crime mugs for February 2017 in the McHenry County area

    The charges against the individuals listed are not a proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is t ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:01 am
  • End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise

    WASHINGTON – Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying th ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 8:28 am
  • Cary trustees mark capital improvement project priorities for next 5 years

    CARY – As the Cary Village Board reviewed its capital improvement plan for the next five years, one of the top priorities regarding the village includ ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • McHenry County Board electronic voting rules postponed again

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board again has delayed a vote to change its rules to allow for electronic voting at its meetings to accommodate the sy ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:33 am
  • McHenry County Board fills Human Resources Committee, ending impasse

    WOODSTOCK – More than two months after sparing it from consolidation, the McHenry County Board finally has members on its Human Resources Committee.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:33 am
  • Retiring McHenry mayor reflects on past, discusses city's future

    McHENRY – McHenry mayor Susan Low said she is optimistic about McHenry’s future, even after her term ends in April.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:30 am
  • Crystal Lake City Council OKs plan for new MCC science center

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council gave its blessing to McHenry County College’s plan to build a new $16.8 million science center.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Woodstock police officer faces DUI charge after Lake County crash

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock police officer is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol in a single-vehicle crash that knocked over a utility pole ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:53 am
  • Warm spell gets warmer: Controlled burn season starts early for McHenry County Conservation District

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The McHenry County Conservation District usually starts its controlled burn season in late March or early April; however, unseason ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • McHenry County marks Black History Month with activism, awareness events

    ALGONQUIN – McHenry County students and residents marked Black History Month on Wednesday with multiple public events focused on awareness and activis ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Support pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. – A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wisher ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:10 am
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