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  • McHenry County Fourth of July events

    The following Fourth of July events and fireworks are taking place in McHenry County. Dates, times and locations are subject to change or cancellation ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Lake in the Hills home struck by lightning

    LAKE IN THE HILLS –A Lake in the Hills resident is missing a piece of his roof after firefighters said lightning struck his home early Thursday.
    June 26, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • 10 Things to Know for June 25; NY prison guard arrested for aiding convicts

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    June 25, 2015 - 6:24 am
  • Man shot by Crystal Lake police officer faces felony domestic battery, invasion charges

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police announced charges Wednesday against a 29-year-old man shot by an officer responding to a domestic violence incident ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Cary Park District to host Heartland blood drive

    CARY – A blood drive hosted by the Cary Park District and Heartland Blood Centers has been scheduled for July.
    June 25, 2015 - 9:18 am
  • Legislation restricting severance packages rejected by House

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has rejected legislation that would cap the size of severance packages community colleges can offer to departing admi ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during Illinois budget clash

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a dispute betwe ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joins Republican presidential race

    KENNER, La. – Pitching himself as a "doer" in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican president ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Boston Marathon bomber says for 1st time he’s sorry

    BOSTON – Moments before a judge sentenced him to death, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke more than two years of silence Wednesday and ap ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • IRS does business with tax delinquents despite ban

    WASHINGTON – The IRS is doing business with tax delinquent contractors despite a federal law that bars the tax agency from awarding contracts to these ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • GOP-led Congress hands Obama big win on trade

    WASHINGTON – In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by P ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Anger, no surprise, as U.S. is accused of spying in France

    PARIS – Embarrassed by leaked conversations of three successive French presidents and angered by new evidence of uninhibited American spying, France d ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Illinois State Rep. Mike Tryon will not seek re-election in 2016

    Republican state Rep. Mike Tryon announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election next year, ending a 12-year run representing McHenry County in ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Aunt: Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston's daughter, in hospice care

    NEW YORK – Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to hospice care after months in the hospital.In a sta ...
    June 24, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Whiteside tornadoes separate from stronger Sublette, Harmon twisters, NWS says

    STERLING – In addition to two Lee County tornadoes – one in Sublette, and one in Harmon – Monday’s storm also produced two separate tornadoes that tou ...
    June 24, 2015 - 6:05 pm
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