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  • McHenry County Memorial Day event organizers hope to bring in younger attendees

    After 15 years of helping to plan Memorial Day events, Jim Mertz, a Vietnam War veteran from Lake in the Hills, has one main hope this year.
    May 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • McHenry County could see scattered thunderstorms, strong winds

    McHenry County and several others could see some storms Sunday night going into the morning of Memorial Day, which is expected to be particularly wind ...
    May 24, 2015 - 5:25 pm
  • Ash Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi

    WASHINGTON – The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Rick Perry seeks to win over Iowa, a handshake at a time

    LE MARS, Iowa – Rick Perry is working his way through small-town Iowa one handshake, bear hug and backslap at a time.
    May 24, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • Woodstock School District 200 board to see high school artificial turf plan

    WOODSTOCK – A group that has raised $800,000 to install artificial turf at Woodstock High School will unveil its plans to the public Tuesday, weeks af ...
    May 26, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

    BEIRUT – With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syri ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Progress made in recovery of Huntley investments lost in IMET fraud

    HUNTLEY – Huntley Village Manager David Johnson said the village has recovered about $16,000 worth of investments temporarily lost to fraud, and more ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Fido al fresco? NY weighs allowing outdoor dining with dogs

    NEW YORK – Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it.New ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

    WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Locally owned franchise Kids R Kids Daycare to come to Cary

    CARY – What’s been described as a “high-end” day care center will plant roots in Cary after its petitioners received the supermajority vote they neede ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Protests, arrests after Ohio officer's acquittal in 2 deaths

    CLEVELAND – Police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight as protesters took to the streets after a judge found a city police officer not guilty ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Fire contained to Fox Lake garage, firefighter says

    FOX LAKE – Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire in a Fox Lake garage Saturday afternoon, a fire official said.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • 7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure

    CARY, N.C. – Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert – he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Detour: Road work takes holiday weekend off

    Road work is suspended for the Memorial Day holiday, but most work zones are still in place and the speed limits still apply.
    May 24, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Portion of Crystal Lake's West Bay to be treated with herbicide

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The northern areas of Crystal Lake’s West Bay will be treated with an aquatic herbicide this week.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
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