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  • Jack Franks' plan phases out university employee tuition breaks for kids

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker is proposing that the state do away with tuition breaks for children of employees at public universities.
    March 5, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • 2 mummified babies found in ceiling at Gary, Indiana funeral home

    CHICAGO — A spokesman says the remains of two mummified or skeletonized babies found inside small boxes above ceiling tiles at a funeral home in north ...
    March 5, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • Crystal Lake man gets 2 years probation for domestic battery though victim recants

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man previously convicted of domestic battery was sentenced to two years of probation Thursday, despite an 11th-hour recanta ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office to hold scam presentation in Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office will soon be presenting information on some of the scams surfacing in the area, along with tips on how ...
    March 5, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • McHenry County College to offer EKG training

    McHENRY – McHenry County College will offer training on electrocardiograms, also referred to as EKGs in the medical community, beginning April 2 and e ...
    March 5, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Illinois State, Crystal Lake police to hold roadside check

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A roadside safety check will be conducted in McHenry County the weekend of March 13 by Illinois State Police, the Crystal Lake Police D ...
    March 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois Open Meetings Act reform bill inspired by Oakwood Hills debacle passes House

    An Open Meetings Act reform bill inspired by the debacle surrounding a proposed Oakwood Hills power plant is headed to the Illinois Senate after unani ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooting: April trial date set for Scott Peters

    WOODSTOCK – The man accused of firing more than a dozen shots at McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies who responded to a call at his Holiday Hills home i ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • 75-year-old Algonquin woman taken to hospital after rollover crash on Route 31 (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – A 75-year-old Algonquin woman was, fortunately, wearing her seatbelt Thursday when her vehicle hit a snow mound and rolled three to four ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Crystal Lake's Poplar Street water tower to be repainted

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Poplar Street water tower is set to be painted – for the first time in more than 30 years.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?

    POLK CITY, Fla. — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus phasing out elephant acts by 2018

    POLK CITY, Fla. — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Preservation Chicago puts city's neon signs on endangered structures list

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago preservation group has put the city's neon signs on its annual list of endangered structures.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Couple offers $92M to Northwestern University medical school

    EVANSTON (AP) — Northwestern University's medical school has received a $92 million donation to pursue regenerative medicine.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Crystal Lake police: Missing 18-year-old does not pose threat

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police don't have a reason to think still-missing 18-year-old Adrian Salazar has harmed himself in any way, according to an alert from ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:51 pm
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