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  • U.S Rep. Peter Roskam delivers civics lesson at Crystal Lake school

    CRYSTAL LAKE – William Hough and Linnea Diersen fell on opposite sides of a debate about shortening the school year by three months, but the fifth-gra ...
    NEW: May 6, 2015 - 2:07 pm
  • Submit a Best Under 40 Nomination Today!

    We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 class of Best Under 40! Please complete the online for ...
    NEW: May 6, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Crystal Lake sex trial for former Woodstock nursing assistant underway

    WOODSTOCK – A former health care worker is standing this week trial on allegations that he sexually assaulted a patient, though he won't be able to fa ...
    NEW: May 6, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • New restaurant to open in Algonquin

    ALGONQUIN – The owner of a 6-year-old Algonquin restaurant on Friday will open the doors of a second, brand new eatery and bar – Iron Horse Bar & Gril ...
    May 6, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Family Alliance having free screenings in Huntley, Woodstock for anxiety, depression

    Family Alliance, a nonprofit health care provider for older adults, is offering free anxiety/depression screenings for older adults throughout May.
    May 6, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Lake in the Hills 2015 triathlon back on

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village's 2015 triathlon is back on after a roadblock that previously caused staff to cancel the June event.
    May 6, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Wilmington restaurant receives backlash after breastfeeding incident

    WILMINGTON – When John Mathias, owner of Big Fish Grille in Wilmington, thinks about breaking the law, he thinks of theft, burglary and murder.
    May 6, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92

    DALLAS — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Maryland governor lifts Baltimore's state of emergency

    BALTIMORE — The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of exces ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,300

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois is continuing to approve patients to use medical marijuana, with about 300 more approval letters sent in April.
    May 6, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Woman who tries to sneak on planes jailed in Chicago after O'Hare, Midway arrests

    CHICAGO (AP) — A woman known for trying to sneak onto planes without a ticket has been arrested at two Chicago airports.
    May 6, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Waukegan to pay $7.5M to man wrongfully convicted of murder, rape

    WAUKEGAN (AP) — The Waukegan City Council has voted to approve a $7.5 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by an Illinois man who wrongfully served n ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Chicago approves $5.5 million package for police torture victims

    CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $5.5 million reparations package for the victims of the city's notorious police torture sca ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • McHenry city pool passes go on sale May 12

    MCHENRY – Seasonal pool passes and private rentals of the Merkel Aquatic Center will go on sale Tuesday, May 12. 
    May 6, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Dixon grad, wife 'grateful' after Nepal earthquake

    KATHMANDU – What does one grab as an emergency unfolds? As a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, Ben and Holly Hilty had three prioritie ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:46 am
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