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  • Crews working to repair downed wires in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police sent out an alert at 10 a.m. Tuesday warning residents to avoid the area of Dole and Lake avenues because of downed wires.
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • Artists breathe new life into old Fox Lake fire hydrants

    When the art exhibit “Cows on Parade” debuted in Chicago in the summer of 1999 to boost tourism, Michael Lescher, president of the nonprofit organizat ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 6:30 am
  • Russia sets brief cease-fire for Aleppo as strikes kill 36

    BEIRUT– Russian and Syrian forces will halt hostilities for eight hours in the eastern districts of Aleppo, Russia’s military announced Monday, a day ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Rauner creates council he says will cut state bureaucracy

    OAK BROOK – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that he is creating a new council that will review state agency rules and regulations in an attempt to reduc ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • MCC hosting live panel discussion with Dutch educators Thursday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will host panel discussions Thursday featuring Dutch educators to teach people about the Netherlands’ economy an ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: Readers respond to presidential non-endorsement

    We are cowards for not endorsing.We shouldn’t be endorsing candidates in any races anyway.We were ri ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Iraqis push toward IS-held Mosul in long-awaited offensive

    KHAZER, Iraq – The long-awaited offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group began Monday with a volley of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • High school graduation rate hits record high of 83.2 percent

    WASHINGTON – The nation’s high school graduation rate has reached a record 83.2 percent, continuing a steady increase that shows improvement across al ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • FBI records: Effort to reduce Clinton email classification

    WASHINGTON – A senior State Department official asked the FBI last year to help reduce the classification of an email from Hillary Clinton’s private s ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • From top to bottom, here are the races awaiting McHenry County voters on the ballot

    Voters have a lot to decide Nov. 8, besides the most contentious and unusual presidential race in modern memory.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • More details released on fatal Algonquin Western Bypass crash

    ALGONQUIN – Algonquin police said three motorcycles were headed north Saturday on Route 31 when they struck a raised median and went into the southbou ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • 1 killed in Woodstock-area crash on Route 14, sheriff's office says

    WOODSTOCK – A 29-year-old male from Spring Grove was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 14 and Hartland ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Illinois High School Football Podcast: Who is in and who is out entering Week 9?

    With one week before the IHSA playoffs, who is in and who is out? The Kankakee Daily Journal sports writer and IHSA football bracket expert Steve Souc ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • Miller: How will Trump factor affect Illinois legislative races?

    Presidential candidates set the turnout. That’s the race voters care about the most by far, so everybody else who’s running down-ballot essentially ha ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Crystal Lake Ambutal building demolished

    A crew from Alpine Demolition worked Monday to tear down the site of the former Ambutal health care facility at 4900 S. Route 31 in Crystal Lake.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:24 pm
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