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  • Holiday lights to be recycled in McHenry through Feb. 29

    McHENRY – Holiday lights can be recycled at two locations in McHenry this winter. The city of McHenry is partnering with Elgin Recycling to host a hol ...
    NEW: Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Crystal Lake approves levy increase aimed at rate of inflation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Next year’s taxes are not going up to make up for about $355,000 tied up by a tax objection filed earlier this year.
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Police investigate death of Alaska's capital city mayor

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Police in Alaska's capital city have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs or suicide in the death of the newly elected mayor but ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Rauner, Democrats hold 1st meeting in months on state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders held a rare sit-down meeting Tuesday on the elusive Illinois budget, a summit where perhaps th ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Woman charged with animal cruelty; dog's mouth was taped

    CARY, N.C. – A woman who posted a picture of her chocolate lab-mix dog with its mouth taped shut on her social media page, sparking public outrage, is ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan calls for Justice Department probe of Chicago Police Department

    CHICAGO – Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Rudder problem, pilot actions led to Indonesia AirAsia crash

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – A rudder control system problem that had occurred nearly two dozen times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' respo ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • U.S. sending new special ops force to fight Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. military will deploy a new special operations force to Iraq to step up the fight against Islamic State militants who are unleash ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding

    LE BOURGET, France – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Illinois' pot-friendly doctor has been in trouble before

    CHICAGO – A physician accused of violating Illinois' medical marijuana law could lose his license in a case that critics say highlights the state's st ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Body matching missing McHenry-area man found along Fox River

    McHENRY – A body matching the description of a mentally challenged elderly man reported missing Monday was found Tuesday along the Fox River after an ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Crystal Lake man with Down Syndrome jailed in McHenry County for 8 days

    WOODSTOCK – The attorney for a man with developmental disabilities and the mental capacity of a 4-year-old is outraged that his client spent eight day ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Centegra Physician Care will no longer treat unvaccinated children

    As part of a new policy effective Tuesday, Centegra Physician Care will treat only children who are vaccinated according to the schedule developed by ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Barrington High School student charged as adult with bringing gun to school

    After an incident Monday in which a faculty member reported a student with a gun at Barrington High School, the 16-year-old student Tuesday was charge ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 2, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • 1 injured after single-vehicle Richmond crash

    RICHMOND – A man was taken to an area hospital after swerving off the road and into a tree to avoid an animal in Richmond, fire officials said Tuesday ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 9:02 pm
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