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  • Students sign up for new sailing teams

    JOHNSBURG – Treading water next to a turtled sailboat, three Johnsburg High School students grabbed the keel, using their weight to pull it onto its s ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Cary applies for federal road dollars

    CARY – Village Board members approved applying for federal transportation dollars through the McHenry County Council of Mayors for three potential roa ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Decades later, victims' families fight serial killer Smith's parole

    CHICAGO – More than four decades after his crimes, admitted serial killer Mark A. Smith continues to torture his victims’ families, prosecutors said W ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • McCullom Lake man gets 15 years for impregnating child

    WOODSTOCK – A McCullom Lake man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for impregnating a 12-year-old girl, an act the judge called “repulsive and disgus ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Public House lease request for Old Courthouse fails

    WOODSTOCK – The future of the Old Courthouse remains uncertain after an ordinance authorizing a lease agreement failed to pass through the City Counci ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Two Tails Market, Java Planet to close in September

    WOODSTOCK – Two Tails Market and Eatery and neighboring Java Planet in Woodstock plan to close early next month.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • District 300 hires new administrators

    CARPENTERSVILLE – School District 300 Board members recently approved four new administrative hires to fill various positions throughout the Carpenter ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Pictures of the Week

    Check out some of our favorite photos of the week ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Library to host theater trip to see murder mystery

    McHENRY – A mystery set in the 1930s will be the focus of the next theater trip arranged by the McHenry Public Library. The trip will include a perfor ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Booster seats to be provided at info session

    McHENRY – Free booster seats will be given out to families attending a booster seat safety program in September.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his tea ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Key events following the death of Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missour ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    HARVEY – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chica ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:49 am
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