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  • McHenry County sheriff continues overhaul of jail operations

    WOODSTOCK – An ongoing overhaul of McHenry County Jail operations that included slashing the number of staff, reducing the cost of contracts and incre ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Kane County governments weigh in on Longmeadow Parkway as construction begins

    ALGONQUIN – As construction on the first phase of Longmeadow Parkway began this week, governmental bodies in northern Kane County weighed in on the me ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • McHenry County College trustees backtracking on $34 million expansion plan

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After a negative response from potential donors, the McHenry County Board of Trustees is backtracking on the $34 million expansion plan ...
    April 23, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Murder charges dismissed against Jack McCullough in 1957 Sycamore slaying

    SYCAMORE – After a judge's order Friday, Jack McCullough will return to his Seattle home for the first time since being arrested in 2011.
    April 24, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • McHenry County companies, students see the benefits from internships

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Before he goes to the University of Missouri in the fall to pursue a business degree, 18-year-old Prairie Ridge High School senior Dean ...
    April 23, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers pass $600M aid for struggling colleges

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • A ‘presidential’ Trump 2.0? Not so fast, candidate says

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Standing in a conference room at a swanky South Florida hotel, Donald Trump’s chief adviser assured Republican insiders his boss was ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Va. gov. enables 200,000 felons to vote in Nov.

    RICHMOND, Va. – More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November under a sweeping executive ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • 8 relatives shot in head in Ohio; killer thought to be loose

    PIKETON, Ohio – Eight members of a family, including a mother sleeping in a bed with her 4-day-old baby next to her, were fatally shot in the head Fri ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Ex-congressmen send letters asking for leniency for Hastert

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, several other former congressmen and a onetime CIA chief were among 41 people who wrote letters ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Federal officials deny Illinois appeal for disaster funds

    SPRINGFIELD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for federal assistance to help local governments recover from floo ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Wonder Lake home uninhabitable after fire

    WONDER LAKE – A single-family home in Wonder Lake was left uninhabitable Friday afternoon after a blaze that brought firefighters from eight agencies, ...
    April 23, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Lakemoor police reports for Friday, April 22, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    April 22, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Ted Cruz, likable guy? He's working on that

    WASHINGTON – After spending a year campaigning as a hardened, uncompromising conservative, Ted Cruz wants voters to see him in a different light.
    April 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board OKs Sage YMCA pool rental contract

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Community High School District 155 official hopes a newly approved contract for the competitive swimming pool at Sage YMCA will lay t ...
    April 22, 2016 - 3:31 pm
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