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  • State Rep. Jack Franks' redistricting overhaul clears Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan to change how legislative districts are drawn in Illinois has cleared the state House.
    May 4, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Rep. McSweeney: 'Poison pill' kills bill to abolish Illinois lieutenant governor office

    SPRINGFIELD – A bill to ask voters to abolish Illinois' lieutenant governor's office failed to advance this year after lawmakers couldn't agree on who ...
    May 4, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • 10 Things to Know for May 4; Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 4, 2016 - 6:17 am
  • Illinois Democrats delay vote on graduated income tax

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois House Democrats delayed a measure to tax millionaires at higher rates if voters approved the plan in November.
    May 4, 2016 - 7:06 am
  • Barrington Hills Police Department earns CALEA accreditation

    BARRINGTON HILLS –The Barrington Hills Police Department recently was awarded CALEA accreditation, a professional standard for law enforcement agenci ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Bipartisan panel votes against closing detention center

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan legislative oversight panel Tuesday opposed Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to shutter the youth detention center in Kewanee, amid ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Cary library now offers free hoopla digital streaming service

    CARY – The Cary Area Public Library on Monday became the latest McHenry County library to offer its members access to hoopla digital, a free Netflix-l ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Crime mugs for May 2016 in McHenry County area

    McHenry County-area crime mugs for May 2016 ...
    May 6, 2016 - 10:16 am
  • Cruz ends presidential bid; Trump virtually clinches Republican nomination with Indiana victory

    INDIANAPOLIS – In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a res ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Hebron village president facing cocaine charges could lose his home

    HEBRON – Village President John Jacobson could lose his home this summer after failing to pay three years of property taxes, according to information ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • McHenry County optometrists observe growth of digital eye strain

    CARY – As an optometrist for Johnson Eye Care, Rebecca Schoepke reads all the latest studies about the relationship between eye strain and digital dev ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Government reports drop in overall crime in nation's schools

    WASHINGTON – The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Car hits skateboarder in McHenry

    McHENRY — A skateboarder was transported to Centegra Hospital - McHenry with non-life threatening injuries after he was hit by a car on Tuesday night, ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Speed likely factor in crash that killed McHenry man, injured wife, police say

    McHENRY – McHenry County authorities said Tuesday they believe that speed might have been a factor in a Route 120 crash Monday that killed a 34-year-o ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Union woman cited in Marengo-area crash that sent Loves Park woman to hospital

    MARENGO –A two-vehicle crash Tuesday outside Marengo sent one person to the hospital, officials said.
    May 3, 2016 - 11:59 pm
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