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  • Patrick Kenneally sworn in as McHenry County state's attorney

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office officially has its top position filled with Thursday’s swearing in of Patrick Kenneally.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • President-elect Donald Trump visits Carrier plant; Indiana offers $7 million in incentives for Carrier to stay

    INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Trump saluted workers, owners and himself Thursday at a Carrier plant in Indiana, declaring that a deal to keep a local plant op ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 4:33 pm
  • Requests for U.S. jobless aid rose last week, but still low

    WASHINGTON – More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. But claims are still at low levels that point to greater job security.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:14 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Don't retire these Christmas song classics

    Crabby Editor Eric Olson used this space on Monday to bemoan all of the Christmas songs he wishes would just go away – holiday tunes he claims should ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • Students at Heineman Middle School in Algonquin raise money to build wells in Haiti

    ALGONQUIN – Heineman Middle School sixth-grade students are working to raise $6,700 to build wells in Haiti.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • Illinois House passes Rep. Mike Tryon's legislation on healthy eating assistance

    The Illinois House approved outgoing state Rep. Mike Tryon’s final piece of legislation Wednesday.Se ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:59 am
  • Prairie Ridge's Ugly Sweater 5K set for early December

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge High School will host its third annual Ugly Sweater 5K on Dec. 10, with all proceeds benefiting the Crystal Lake Food Pan ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • Nonprofit to build Spring Grove home for injured Army specialist

    SPRING GROVE – A nonprofit organization dedicated to building homes for severely injured members of the military is starting its next project in Sprin ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:56 am
  • 3 McHenry County townships to hold GOP primaries in February

    Three township Republican organizations with contested township races in the April 4 election have decided to have voters choose the candidates in a p ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Jurors in Charleston, S.C., begin deliberating in Michael Slager murder trial

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – A jury of 11 whites and one black man began deliberations Wednesday in the murder trial of Michael Slager, a fired white police off ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Stein makes Michigan third state for presidential recount

    LANSING, Mich. – Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan's presidential vote, making it the ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • OPEC agrees to cut output in bid to push up oil price

    VIENNA – Breaking with years of inaction, OPEC agreed Wednesday to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008. The move effectively scraps its s ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • House Democrats re-elect Nancy Pelosi as leader despite discontent

    WASHINGTON – House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader Wednesday, ratifying the status quo in a changing Washington despite widespread f ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Trump claims to have saved Carrier jobs, but details are hazy

    WASHINGTON – In persuading Carrier to keep hundreds of jobs in Indiana, President-elect Donald Trump is claiming victory on behalf of factory workers ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms plague South

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more Wednesday, adding to ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:08 am
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