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  • House to elect new speaker

    WASHINGTON – At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • Illinois to implement new ratings for schools, districts

    CHICAGO – Schools and school districts across Illinois will be subject to a rating system that was recently signed into law and is scheduled to launch ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • Familiar, divisive social issues on Supreme Court agenda

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court’s new term began Monday with no cross words between the justices, although a steady stream of divisive social issues aw ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • New graduation requirement has McHenry County schools taking stock of civics instruction

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Prairie Ridge High School students stood at the front of the class fielding questions from their classmates.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • McHenry Public Library's ComicCon expands

    McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library's 17th annual ComicCon will be bigger than ever, spreading through the library instead of just in the meeting roo ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • New Crystal Lake Park District Nature Center program to feature archery, climbing

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An outdoor adventure of archery and rock climbing will round out the Crystal Lake Park District Nature Center's new Outdoor Adventure D ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District to offer art classes for kids, teenagers

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kids and teenagers will get a chance to explore their creative side with four art classes offered by the Crystal Lake Park District.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Green Drinks event in Crystal Lake to cover oak forest preservation efforts

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Efforts to protect oak ecosystems, the historically dominant forests in Illinois, will be the focus of this month's McHenry County Gree ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 4:33 pm
  • Crystal Lake Public Library offers storytimes, crafts

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kids can learn about science as they make bubbles. The program is one of several upc ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 1:04 am
  • Cary police receive reports of vehicle burglaries

    CARY – The Cary Police Department is reminding residents to keep their vehicles locked at all times after several vehicle burglaries were reported ove ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Cary Metra project moving forward after Monday meeting

    CARY – The village's proposed project to enhance Metra facilities took a step forward Monday when village administrators met with Illinois Department ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 12:54 am
  • McHenry School District 156 teacher strike continues after negotiations Monday yield no deal

    McHENRY – McHenry Community High School District 156 teachers are back on their picket lines Tuesday as another negotiation session with the school bo ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 6:08 pm
  • Buyouts coming at company behind Chicago Tribune, LA Times

    NEW YORK – The owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers is offering buyouts to employees.
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Crystal Lake attorney selected as McHenry County associate judge

    WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake attorney Michael E. Coppedge was selected to fill one of two vacancies on the local bench.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Leaders who follow: What presidential candidates' Twitter lists reveal

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Te ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 1:46 pm
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