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  • Road construction season arrives in McHenry County

    The widening of Route 14 between Crystal Lake and Woodstock is by far the largest item that workers this year will cross off McHenry County’s road pro ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials

    WASHINGTON – Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master’s degree that sh ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

    DETROIT – Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been l ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Duckworth: Clinton needs to meet with Benghazi committee

    SPRINGFIELD – A war hero congresswoman appeared publicly Tuesday for the first time as a U.S. Senate hopeful, taking jabs at the Republican incumbent, ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Voters to decide whether to dissolve tiny Illinois village

    CLEARLAKE – Voters in a tiny Sangamon County village will soon decide whether the village should cease to exist.
    March 31, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Peoria insurance firm to make $15M headquarters addition

    PEORIA – The insurance firm RLI Corp. has announced a $15 million addition to its headquarters in Peoria.
    March 31, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Madigan announces Illinois anti-sexual assault effort

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Tuesday she has created a panel to recommend ways to improve prosecution rates of sexual assault ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment fell in every Illinois metro area in February. It was the 12th straight mon ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Lawmaker’s staff to face tough prosecutor in spending probe

    WASHINGTON – Some of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock’s current and previous employees will appear before a federal grand jury next month to answer question ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Woodstock Public Library incorporates public art into renovation project

    WOODSTOCK – Students and community groups in Woodstock will soon have the chance to leave their artistic imprint at the Woodstock Public Library main ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

    FORT MEADE, Md. – Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate h ...
    March 31, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Education, finances are top platforms in McHenry's School District 15 election

    McHENRY – Education and finances are the order of the day for many candidates seeking a spot on the elementary School District 15 Board.
    March 31, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Lakewood looks for long-term solution for fire protection services

    LAKEWOOD – A long-term solution to the village of Lakewood’s fire protection services is a topic of conversation as the expiration date for the villag ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Richmond curbside pick-up for electronics available Thursday

    RICHMOND – Curbside pick-up for electronic items looking to be recycled is set for Thursday in Richmond.
    March 31, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Effort spearheaded to consolidate McHenry County's townships

    If he’s successful, Nunda Township Trustee Mike Shorten just might consolidate himself out of office, along with a large number of his fellow township ...
    March 31, 2015 - 3:22 pm
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