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  • Illinois man accused of stomping puppy to death faces animal cruelty trial

    PEKIN — A jury trial is set to begin Tuesday for a 48-year-old man accused of stomping one puppy to death and injuring another at a central Illinois h ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Ferguson protests continue in downtown Chicago

    CHICAGO — Protests over a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in shooting of Michael Brown are continuing in Chicago.
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • McHenry Public Library adds solar panels to roof

    McHENRY – James Scholtz has helped re-energize the McHenry Public Library.One of the longtime dreams ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • MCCD offers winter hikes in Ringwood, Marengo, Crystal Lake

    A variety of hikes — some at night, in search of owls or full of games — will be offered at McHenry County Conservation District sites this December.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Small Business Saturday: McHenry County businesses hope to attract holiday shoppers

    For local business owner Carol Chrisman, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is her time to thrive."It's ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • McHenry County residents protest Wal-Mart in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A group of 10 to 12 people stood on a Crystal Lake corner on Black Friday, picketing in support of Wal-Mart employees and joining in on ...
    UPDATED: Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Cary awards 2 facade grants for building on Main Street

    CARY – Two facade grants recently were approved by the village for two owners of a multitenant building at 200 and 208 W. Main St., in the downtown ar ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Community send off for Cary-Grove football team

    With a police and fire department escort the Cary-Gove football team headed for Champaign to play in the class 7A title game on Saturday.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • McHenry County shoppers out for Black Friday deals after Thanksgiving rush

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Neatly written on a loose-leaf sheet of paper were names, items to buy, prices, plus a budget for each of the 15 people Stephanie Vich ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Video gambling's spread raising cash, eyebrows in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN — Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined — fl ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Illinois Route 66 gets electric charging stations

    CHICAGO — Illinois' portion of historic Route 66 is getting a high-tech upgrade with the installation of a network of electric vehicle charging statio ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:05 pm
  • Plan would use medical marijuana to fund education in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) — A well-known Chicago civil rights attorney wants to branch out into the medical marijuana business and is pledging to donate half of th ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:06 pm
  • Austin police: Gunman fired 100+ rounds fired at Mexican Consulate

    AUSTIN, Texas — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he die ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Hines Supply caters to professional remodelers and homeowners

    Hines Supply is implementing new strategies to court the professional remodeler while giving homeowners an opportunity to get the best amenities out o ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:08 am
  • Michael Brown's legacy continues to evolve after Ferguson shooting

    NEW YORK — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bear ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:01 am
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