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  • Russia's ambassador Vitaly Churkin to United Nations dies in New York City at 64

    NEW YORK – Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country's interests as he spar ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 1:48 pm
  • Vice President Mike Pence tries to reassure anxious Europeans on U.S. support

    BRUSSELS – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and it ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Pence visits former Nazi concentration camp

    DACHAU, Germany – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:52 am
  • State Police commander willing to beat the streets

    COLLINSVILLE – Timothy Tyler knew it wasn’t time to sit around the office.When a surprise freezing r ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever

    NEW YORK – Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, te ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • Trump's revised travel ban targets same Muslim-majority countries

    WASHINGTON – A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and e ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • Wauconda Business & Community Expo coming up Saturday

    WAUCONDA – The Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business & Community Expo on Saturday.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Johnsburg District 12 holding kindergarten orientation in Ringwood

    RINGWOOD – Johnsburg School District 12’s pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrollment process will start with an Orientation Night on March 21.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Lake in the Hills receives $63,000 grant for playground renovations

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – With the help of a $63,000 grant, the Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department plans to completely remodel the playground ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • MCDH accepting nominations for 2017 McHenry County Green Awards

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Department of Health is inviting people to submit nominations for the 2017 McHenry County Green Awards.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office receives $17,500 grant for AEDs, training

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office received a $17,500 grant from the McHenry County Community Foundation for equipment and training, the ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • McHenry County website to make ordinance lookup easier

    WOODSTOCK – Trying to find a particular ordinance on the McHenry County government website can be like trying to navigate a maze.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • Fox Lake Polar Plunge to make a splash for Special Olympics Illinois

    FOX LAKE – The Village of Fox Lake is inviting the community to “Take the Plunge” into the frigid waters of Nippersink Lake to raise money for Special ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 4:35 pm
  • McHenry County residents discuss future of anti-abortion movement under Trump

    CRYSTAL LAKE – President Donald Trump has made it clear he opposed abortion by reinstating the Mexico City policy, barring international nongovernment ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:38 am
  • Lake in the Hills to start adult coloring book club

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department has started an adult coloring book club. 
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:23 am
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