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  • Officials: Will County to soon allow 911 texting

    JOLIET – Will County says it'll soon allow residents to text 911.Officials say residents with cellph ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Report: Business linked to appointee saw CPS boost

    CHICAGO – A Chicago Board of Education member appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2013 has stake in companies that have seen a boost in the business th ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • N.Y. mayor calls for temporary protest halt

    NEW YORK – As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening ri ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Blago brother: I was fed ‘pawn’ to get then-governor

    CHICAGO – The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his you ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Correction

    The “Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down” on page A11 of Saturday’s edition contained an incorrect web address. To donate online to McHenry County PADS’ Give the G ...
    NEW: Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Hampshire fire causes about $20,000 in damage

    HAMPSHIRE – A fire that started in a wood burning stove Sunday morning caused about $20,000 in damage, the Hampshire Fire Department said in a news re ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Rod Blagojevich's brother: I was federal 'pawn' to get then-governor

    CHICAGO — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his you ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Changing Faces: McHenry County becoming more diverse, older

    Demographic shifts over the last 14 years provide clues to what McHenry County is going to look like in the future. We should expect to be older and m ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • McHenry County home sales fall 10.4 percent in November as sale prices rise

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County home sales fell 10.4 percent in November as median sale prices jumped 11.3 percent and more homes were put on the market ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Jury duty raise could mean financial hit for McHenry County

    A new state law raising jury pay to slightly above a pittance could mean big budget headaches for McHenry County.
    UPDATED: Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Lake in the Hills starts new hangar incentive program at airport

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village has started a new T-Hangar incentive program at the Lake in the Hills airport in order to bring in new tenants.
    UPDATED: Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer at 70; singer known for Beatles' covers, ballads

    NEW YORK — British singer Joe Cocker, whose had hits that included "You Are So Beautiful" and "Up Where We Belong," and a contortionist style of perfo ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • ARDC investigates Mario Casciaro prosecutors after witness complains, declines to act further

    WOODSTOCK – The state oversight committee in charge of disciplining lawyers declined to further investigate the McHenry County prosecutors who tried M ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • For UPS, FedEx, online retailers, it's down to the wire for deliveries for Christmas shopping

    ATLANTA — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occ ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Explosive device found in unincorporated Marengo, authorities say

    The McHenry County Sheriff's Office on Sunday found what appeared to be an explosive device in the ground in unincorporated Marengo, an official said.
    UPDATED: Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:55 pm
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