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  • Rauner previews 'right-to-work zones' as first-year priority

    DECATUR – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wants to prioritize creating "right-to-work zones" in economically depressed areas where local officials c ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Hostage's mom's plea to Japan's leader: Please save Kenji

    TOKYO – The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State extremists appealed publicly Wednesday to Japan's leader to save her son after his capt ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Lakewood approves TIF district at Route 47, 176

    LAKEWOOD – A special taxing district centered on the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 was approved following two confused and lengthy meetings Tuesda ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Rep. McSweeney introduces bill to cut Illinois officeholders' pay

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Mundelein girl pleads guilty to stabbing sister to death

    WAUKEGAN – A Mundelein girl has admitted to a Lake County judge that she stabbed to death her 11-year-old half-sister.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • 'Wicked storm': Blizzard drops 2 feet of snow on New England

    BOSTON – Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, a blizzard slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it un ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • McHenry County developer buys land in Marengo near planned I-90 interchange

    MARENGO – Super Mix Inc. recently bought 255 acres of an 831-acre farm in Marengo for $4.7 million, or $18,350 an acre, but any development on the lan ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Trial for Harvard man accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old girl begins with recorded call

    WOODSTOCK – Attorneys prosecuting sex crime allegations against a Harvard man involving a 9-year-old girl played for a judge Tuesday a recorded cellph ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • When cold weather hits, McHenry County-area blood banks see donations freeze

    The school cancellations and messy road conditions that followed the subfreezing temperatures earlier this month continue to have ramifications for ar ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:38 am
  • Applications available for Huntley Citizen Police Academy

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley Police Department is accepting applications for this year's Citizen Police Academy.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Huntley High School students perform one-act plays starting Thursday

    HUNTLEY – Starting Thursday, Huntley High School students will perform four one-act plays directed by students themselves.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • McHenry County Board may terminate permit software contract

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee is recommending ending a contract with a software company over an eight-month project that has now stretc ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Cary School District 26 mulls transportation center location options

    CARY – Even though a potential $2.2 million sale of Maplewood School wouldn't pay for the entire cost of relocating a transportation center, School Di ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • 2012 Crystal Lake South grad dies after hit-and-run at Illinois State University, coroner says

    Ben Allison, a 2012 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School, died Tuesday morning after being involved in a hit-and-run incident Saturday at Illino ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Island Lake village clerk dies of cancer

    ISLAND LAKE – The village of Island Lake is mourning the loss of one of its own after news was delivered Monday that Village Clerk Teresa Ponio had di ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:27 pm
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