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  • Cary man chosen to lead Home of the Sparrow in McHenry

    McHENRY – When Gene Salvadalena left his last job, he sought not just a leadership role at a nonprofit, but a role in which he could work for a cause ...
    May 1, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • Flakka, synthetic drug behind increasingly bizarre crimes

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. ...
    April 30, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Lawsuit: Educational cadavers mishandled at City Colleges of Chicago

    CHICAGO — A doctor has filed a lawsuit against City Colleges of Chicago, claiming he was fired in retaliation for raising questions about four unident ...
    April 30, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central grad describes 'chaos' after Nepal earthquake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It started with the birds. Pigeons – hundreds of them – flew past former Crystal Lake ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Mother's Day craft, history part of children's program in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Children can make a Victorian-style silhouette as a Mother’s Day surprise at an upcoming Hands-on History event.
    April 30, 2015 - 1:54 pm
  • McHenry County Health Department offering STD testing

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Department of Health is offering affordable, comprehensive testing for sexually transmitted diseases.
    May 1, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • MCC receives grants to support art preservation, summer math academy

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two grants will help fund restoration treatments for works by Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol and a summer math academy for incoming high ...
    April 30, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Baltimore police hand report on Freddie Gray death to prosecutor

    BALTIMORE — Baltimore police completed a criminal investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and delivered it to a prosecutor a day earlier than pro ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Ernie Banks' wife: Chicago Cubs great's caregiver hasn't given all estate details

    CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for Ernie Banks' wife says the late Chicago Cubs great's longtime caretaker hasn't turned over all pertinent financial inf ...
    April 30, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Taylor Swift calls Chicago fan with cancer to discuss music, tour

    CHICAGO — The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and her disease.
    April 30, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • Career Outlook for Medical Assistants

    U.S. News & World Report publishes an annual report listing the best jobs in the country. Jobs are judged on criteria including job growth, median sal ...
    April 30, 2015 - 8:50 am
  • 10 Things to Know for April 30; Baltimore awaits death investigation results

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    April 30, 2015 - 6:33 am
  • Saudi king recasts line of succession

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman redrew the line of succession on Wednesday, appointing a counterterrorism czar as crown prince and p ...
    April 30, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Rockford man pleads guilty in I-39 rest stop slaying

    DIXON – A Rockford man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman at a northern Illinois highway rest stop a day after he allegedly killed a co-worker.
    April 30, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • McHenry County teachers cite technology, education as engagement keys

    HUNTLEY – Over her nearly 20-year career as a teacher, Denise Soling said it’s her role as a student that’s kept her engaged and devoted to her job.
    April 30, 2015 - 12:04 am
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