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  • Fire displaces Island Lake residents

    ISLAND LAKE – An Island Lake family was displaced after a fire started in their basement early Wednesday, firefighters said.
    May 21, 2015 - 12:53 am
  • MCC lacks student, laboratory space, study finds

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is lacking student, athletic and physical education and open laboratory spaces, a study found.
    May 20, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Family Kite Festival brings free kites, flying lessons to Crystal Lake park

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kites, some as large as 90 feet, will be taking to the skies this Memorial Day weekend. The Crystal Lake Park District along with Chica ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Celebrate Lakewood to add petting zoo to offerings

    LAKEWOOD – A petting zoo is being added to the family-friendly festivities offered at this year’s Celebrate Lakewood event.
    May 20, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • McHenry County health department's restaurant inspections now online

    Your smartphone or computer can now do more than give you customer ratings of your favorite McHenry County eateries.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

    WASHINGTON – If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping w ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

    BAGHDAD – As it moves to try to reverse the stunning loss of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s largest Sunni province, the Shiite-led government is hamstr ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Clinton urges State Department to speed release of emails

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secre ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

    WACO, Texas – A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang membe ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Lawmakers considering automatic voter registration bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Democratic state senators have filed legislation that would automatically register Illinois residents to vote.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Illinois state senator declares bid for 8th District

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois state senator says he'll run for Congress to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois mayors, colleges oppose proposed Amtrak cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Amtrak rail service reductions that would follow proposed cuts in next year's state budget will hurt businesses and impact students, Ill ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Lawsuit: Denver man monopolizing Illinois marijuana industry

    CHICAGO – A colorful Denver businessman and unsuccessful city council candidate schemed to monopolize the new medical marijuana industry in Illinois, ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Sheriff names clinical psychologist to run Chicago jail

    CHICAGO – A clinical psychologist has been picked to lead a Chicago jail that is one of the largest in the country.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • 'Right to Try' medical measure sent to Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is one step closer to granting patients with terminal illnesses the ability to access experimental drugs.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
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