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  • League of Women Voters holding forum for D-15, D-156 candidates

    McHENRY – Voters will be able to meet and hear from the candidates for the McHenry School District 15 and McHenry Community High School District 156 b ...
    NEW: Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Big surge for military in Trump budget, big cuts elsewhere

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Chance the Rapper, Rauner to talk Chicago school funding

    CHICAGO – Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner plan to meet this week to discuss funding education in Chicago.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Pro-Trump 'Spirit of America' rally to be held in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – A group is expected to gather on the Woodstock Square this weekend in support of President Donald Trump.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:27 pm
  • Woodstock K-9 to receive new body armor

    WOODSTOCK – Blue, the Woodstock Police Department’s K-9, soon will be donning new body armor.The dep ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:28 pm
  • Judge sides with transgender students over bathroom access

    PITTSBURGH – A federal judge on Monday ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school, including the sister of a singer who perfo ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • Centegra to provide lecture on cancer care in Huntley

    HUNTLEY – Centegra Health System officials said they will offer a March lecture to provide community members with information about cancer.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 9:58 pm
  • LITH police seeking person of interest in retail theft

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Police Department needs help finding a person of interest in a retail theft that occurred Feb. 7.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 9:58 pm
  • McCullom Lake fire causes about $40,000 in damage

    McCULLOM LAKE – A McCullom Lake fire resulted in significant damage to three detached storage buildings and the contents inside, a fire official said.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 9:58 pm
  • Police arrest 2 after finding 66 marijuana plants in Carpentersville home

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Two people will be in court after a search warrant led police to find an alleged marijuana growing operation at a Carpentersville ho ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 9:07 pm
  • Longtime McHenry County GOP kingmaker Albert M. "Al" Jourdan dies

    JOHNSBURG – McHenry County GOP kingmaker Albert M. Jourdan Jr. is remembered by colleagues as a man who helped shape local government and the people w ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 9:08 pm
  • Jewish centers cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized

    Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia began raising money to repair ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 2:36 pm
  • Algonquin Township road commissioner race roiled by video

    A YouTube video showing what appears to be Algonquin Township Highway Department employees firing multiple firearms at a junk car at what could be the ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:21 pm
  • House Intel chair Devin Nunes: Trump-Russia ties can't become a witch hunt

    WASHINGTON – House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports t ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:59 pm
  • White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion

    WASHINGTON – The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:11 am
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