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  • McHenry County students boosting low summer blood donations

    WOODSTOCK – As the summer slump for blood donations is upon us, a group of conscientious students have banded together for what is shaping up to be th ...
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Crystal Lake Community School District 47 receives financial recognition

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Community School District 47 once again has been recognized for its financial reporting.
    NEW: July 1, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Woodstock Opera House hosting 67th Miss Woodstock scholarship pageant

    WOODSTOCK – Twelve contestants will compete in the Miss Woodstock scholarship pageant at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Woodstock Opera House.
    UPDATED: July 1, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Overcoming hostilities, U.S. and Cuba to open embassies

    WASHINGTON – After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s cap ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Illinois governor vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has struck down cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers as Illinois begins a fiscal year without an approved bud ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Obama: ‘Feeling pretty good’ about health care

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’s “feeling pretty good” about the state of his health c ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Emails show top officials aware of Clinton’s private address

    WASHINGTON – Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was us ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Illinois Senate advances plan to increase school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee has advanced legislation to increase funding for education this year to a level first proposed by Gov. Bruc ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings

    CHICAGO – Three former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

    ATHENS, Greece – The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in ex ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Lakewood to replace expiring SSA with new one

    LAKEWOOD –A special property tax district, often known as an SSA, is proposed to replace an expiring one that raises money to maintain the Turnberry ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Cary crash sends two to hospital, police say

    CARY – Two people were taken to a hospital after a rear-end collision involving two vehicles, Cary Police Chief Pat Finlon said.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Driver injured in Marengo vehicle-pole crash, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

    MARENGO – A driver was taken to a hospital after a crash in unincorporated Marengo that required extrication and left the vehicle heavily damaged, fir ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Cary driver cited after crash injures West Dundee motorcyclist

    CARY – A motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital Wednesday after a crash in Cary, fire officials said.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • McHenry County agencies could feel pain in protracted Illinois budget fight

    Pioneer Center for Human Services, like most Illinois social-service agencies, has become used to late or shorted state reimbursement payments.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:03 pm
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