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  • Couple convicted of stealing grants

    SPRINGFIELD – A Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday of stealing $3.4 million in state taxpayer money as part of a rampant fraud ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Big benefits for Huntley one year after interchange opens

    HUNTLEY – Addressing trustees before their budget vote last week, Village Manager Dave Johnson cautioned that Huntley may never again see the $188 mil ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Woodstock City Council member Julie Dillon explains departure

    WOODSTOCK – A longtime Woodstock City Council member opted against a re-election bid in April because she wants to see fresh blood represent the city.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based District 47 mulls parking agreement with church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There aren't enough parking spots at Hannah Beardsley Middle School. Crystal Lake Ele ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi elected to lead attorney association

    McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi is now president of the Illinois State's Attorneys Association, according to a news release.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Code of conduct for appointees sent back to McHenry County Board committee

    WOODSTOCK – Concerns over potential problems and vagaries with a proposed code of conduct for appointees to boards and commissions prompted the McHenr ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • NIU alum, Texas meteorologist Patrick Crawford shot outside TV station

    Educators with Northern Illinois University’s meteorology program were shocked Wednesday after learning that alumnus Patrick Crawford was shot after l ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Bond set for Marengo woman in alleged car, poodle theft

    WOODSTOCK – A family dog was caught in the center of a car robbery, but has since been returned to its owners, a McHenry County prosecutor said.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Judy Baar Topinka memorial: Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner, James Thompson, others offer high praise

    COUNTRYSIDE – There wasn’t a person in attendance at a memorial held Wednesday for the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka who didn’t remark o ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Michelle Obama designates Woodstock a 'Preserve America Community'

    WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock is one of just 11 Illinois locations that can call itself a Preserve America Community, after a recent designation b ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Despite some concerns, Crystal Lake approves annexation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The plan for a newly annexed lot at Huntley and Ackman roads remains unclear. The lac ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Pakistan buries victims of school massacre

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midte ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • 1 injured after Crystal Lake crash involving semitrailer, car

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One driver was taken to an area hospital Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash in Crystal Lake, fire officials said.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Sydney hostage planned daring escape in Australia cafe

    SYDNEY — The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insa ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Australian leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list

    SYDNEY — A gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list — but was dropped off it years ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:34 am
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