• Jeb Bush faces backlash over education record

    MIAMI – Jeb Bush made his mark as Florida's governor by overhauling the state's schools. As he ponders a potential run for president, his education po ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Corrections

    A story in Tuesday’s newspaper about the finding of old McHenry County road documents incorrectly stated the total number of boxes of documents at the ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

    WASHINGTON – In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal ac ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • ‘This is my jail’: Corruption case goes to trial

    BALTIMORE – Gang leaders ruled the Baltimore City Detention Center, using smuggled cellphones to direct crimes on the streets outside, dealing drugs a ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules

    SAN FRANCISCO – Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking se ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Buffalo area hit with epic snow – with more coming

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Homeowners opened their front doors to find themselves sealed in by sheer walls of white. Shovelers turned walkways into head-high can ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • One taken to hospital after three-vehicle crash in Richmond

    RICHMOND –A three-vehicle crash with minor injuries was caused by a deer running out in front of a vehicle headed south on Route 31, a fire official ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Woodpile catches fire near Wonder Lake home

    WONDER LAKE – A woodpile just outside a house northwest of Wonder Lake caught fire Wednesday afternoon, a fire official said.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Algonquin increases telecommunications tax by about 60 percent

    ALGONQUIN – Village trustees recently hiked a tax on Algonquin residents’ phone bills by roughly 60 percent to help officials maintain playgrounds, bi ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Holiday Hills president threatened job of former police chief, according to police report (with document)

    HOLIDAY HILLS – A July dispute between Holiday Hills village president Dan Drury and then-police chief Larry Mason could have led to Mason's resignati ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:48 pm
  • Crystal Lake to install energy-efficient equipment at wastewater treatment plant

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The replacement of one turbo blower at one of the city of Crystal Lake's wastewater treatment plants with an energy efficient model has ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • McHenry County Board ratifies new stormwater ordinance

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved a rewrite of its Stormwater Management Ordinance that authors said makes it simpler and more user-friend ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois House overrides veto of FOIA legislation

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has voted to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that allows governments to charge higher fees for large pu ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Wonder Lake dredging stops for the year

    WONDER LAKE – During the summer, a barge with a white shelter sat on the west bay of Wonder Lake. The dredging machine had a cutter in the water to br ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:03 pm
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