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  • Former attorney for Drew Peterson: murder-for-hire scheme a setup

    JOLIET — Drew Peterson’s former defense attorney made public Wednesday letters he says are from a prison inmate that allege Peterson is being set up o ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Crystal Lake firefighters respond to two crashes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake firefighters responded to two traffic crashes that occurred within 10 minutes of each other. Officials have said neither a ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 7:24 am
  • Richmond man ID'd as victim in Ringwood fatal crash

    RINGWOOD – A 57-year-old man was identified as the victim of Thursday’s two-vehicle fatal crash in Ringwood by the McHenry County coroner.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Watchdog files complaint over Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's travel spending

    WASHINGTON – A government watchdog group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House e ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Deadline near, deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate

    WASHINGTON – Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • U.S.-Israel quarrel intensifies over Netanyahu speech

    WASHINGTON – Trading barbs, the U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu’s GOP-engineered congressio ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Rauner: ‘Bad’ lawmakers stand in the way of change

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is asking farmers to help him influence lawmakers and support those who back his agenda for “reshaping” Illinois.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Pilot program puts drug test in hands of Chicago police

    SPRINGFIELD – A House panel on Wednesday backed a proposed pilot program that would allow Chicago police to use a field test to determine whether a re ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • USDA stats show Illinois had ‘historic’ corn, soybean yields

    BLOOMINGTON – Illinois’ 2014 corn and soybean harvest reached historic, “never seen” levels, Illinois Farm Bureau spokesman John Hawkins said.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner confident on budget deal state Senate President John Cullerton says isn’t close

    SPRINGFIELD – New Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner denied Wednesday that he and Democratic legislative leaders have hit a roadblock in negotiations over w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • McHenry mayor credits community for success in State of the City address

    McHENRY – McHenry Mayor Sue Low channeled her inner Phil Jackson on Wednesday, reciting a quote from the former Chicago Bulls coach to summarize the s ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • McHenry man charged with beating, theft near Woodstock bar (with video)

    WOODSTOCK – Police arrested a McHenry man for an attack outside a Woodstock bar that left a Woodstock man with several facial fractures.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • One dead after Metra train strikes car at crossing between Crystal Lake and Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – One person is dead after their car was hit by a Metra train shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday at Lily Pond Road, a rural crossing between Cr ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Health clinic for Woodstock School District 200 high school students opens in August

    WOODSTOCK – A new clinic meant to provide additional health care services for all Woodstock high school students will open in August, nearly three yea ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • McHenry County Mental Health Board expansion now finding occupants

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A half-vacant government building expansion that critics derided as a bad idea may find redemption as a central location for agencies w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:50 pm
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