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  • More Illinois residents feel pain as state budget impasse drags on

    CHICAGO — As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she'll keep doing it once s ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • MCCD to explore insect songs in Harvard, watch meteor showers in Marengo

    HARVARD – Insect songs, meteor showers and solar power will be explored at three upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programs.
    July 27, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • Woodstock restaurant one step closer to liquor license, despite some concern

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock restaurant La Placita Taqueria, 108 Cass St., is able to apply for a liquor license to sell beer and wine, after some concern wa ...
    July 27, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Mental illness led to Aurora theater shooting, doctor says

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys trying to spare the life of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes turned Monday to a court-appointed psychi ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Ex-Crystal Lake man charged with drug-induced homicide in heroin OD

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff's Deputies have charged a former Crystal Lake man with delivering a fatal dose of heroin to a McHenry woman.
    July 27, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • McHenry County Sheriff’s Office seeks communications accreditation

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to be the first agency in the county to earn a communications accreditation.
    July 27, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Police investigating Cary tubing incident on Fox River that injured 3

    CARY – The boaters involved in a tubing incident that sent three people to the hospital over the weekend appear to have been following boating laws, b ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Capron man cited after crashing into Chemung porch

    CHEMUNG – A 54-year-old man had a suspended license when he crashed a pickup truck into the porch of a Chemung home early Sunday, police said.
    July 27, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Strengthen your Medical Assisting resume

    To land a job, you usually need experience.  To get experience, you need a job.  If you’re fresh out of medical assisting school, what do you do?  “Ta ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Pyott Road in Crystal Lake reopens after gas leak

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Pyott Road has reopened after being closed for a little more than 45 minutes Monday, police said.
    July 27, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • All Smiles Dental in Algonquin looking for balloon mascot after it got loose

    ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin dentist needs help finding a loose tooth.Mickey Molar, a 10-by-10-foot ball ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Obama chides GOP's 2016 presidential candidates for 'ridiculous,' 'sad' remarks

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Insisting that Americans deserve better, President Barack Obama chided Republicans Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • In Iowa, Hillary Clinton says climate plan will promote renewable energy

    AMES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says climate change is real and people are "just not paying attention" if they d ...
    July 27, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Dogs survive Caseyville house explosion; natural gas leak suspected

    CASEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Several dogs thought to have died in a southern Illinois house explosion caused by a suspected natural gas leak have been resc ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • 10 Things to Know for July 27; Mourners remember women shot in Louisiana theater

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    July 27, 2015 - 6:09 am
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