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  • State senator revamping Illinois school funding overhaul

    SPRINGFIELD – The Democrat sponsoring a contentious plan to overhaul the state's nearly 20-year-old school funding formula said he's altering the bill ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 47 raises fees for second year in a row

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The registration fees District 47 parents pay are set to climb nearly 17 percent next school year.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • 8 people charged in $600K McHenry tax prep fraud scheme

    Eight people, including the owner of a McHenry-based tax preparation business, face federal charges in relation to a $600,000 tax fraud scheme, accord ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • McHenry County private schools selectively adopting Common Core standards

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Using new math textbooks aligned to Common Core standards, Ed Bower sometimes finds himself dropping the text and teaching students in ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Expanded MCRide bus service could begin in McHenry County by early March

    WOODSTOCK – An expanded bus service that could take residents to nine different cities and villages within McHenry County should begin in early March, ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Truck catches fire in Lake in the Hills at auto shop

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A pickup truck is now a total loss after it caught fire Wednesday. The Algonquin ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • McHenry County Board extends lobbyist contract

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board again extended its contract with its Washington, D.C., lobbying firm over the objections of a minority questionin ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Algonquin Village Board OKs senior development

    ALGONQUIN – A $38 million senior development will be able to move forward. Village Board members gav ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Former Huntley trustee withdraws from Village Board race

    HUNTLEY – A crowded field for Huntley Village Board became less competitive this week after a former trustee withdrew from the race.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Benefit for Johnsburg High School grad injured in November crash set for Saturday

    JOHNSBURG – A benefit is being held Saturday to help a Johnsburg High School graduate who was injured in a car wreck with an alleged drunken driver in ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Yorkville man charged in Cary Fifth Third Bank robbery, other robberies

    CARY – A Yorkville man has been charged by the FBI in connection with several robberies, including one at Fifth Third Bank in Cary, police said.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Woodstock police reports for Jan. 21, 2015

    • Maximino Pliego-Vergara, 45, 212 E. Calhoun St., Woodstock, was charged Saturday, Dec. 6, with driving under the influence and driving without a lic ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • CTA passenger-rail cars introduced in 1976 to be retired

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Transit Authority will bid farewell to its oldest passenger-rail cars.The CTA ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Rahm Emanuel to push park land transfer to Chicago for Obama library

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will introduce an ordinance allowing the transfer of park district land to the city for use by an Obama president ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Villa Park man guilty of murder, arson in Lombard fire that killed ex-girlfriend

    WHEATON — A 26-year-old Villa Park man has been found guilty of first-degree murder for setting a fire that killed his former girlfriend.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:26 am
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