• On the Record With: Crystal Lake man running for suicide prevention

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For Crystal Lake resident Phil King, running is symbolic of life.“Just keep putting o ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:05 pm
  • Illinois law protects police, jails when denying medical marijuana to inmates, arrestees

    WOODSTOCK – A bill introduced by a McHenry County state representative that closed a medical marijuana loophole received the governor’s signature last ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Lawmaker pay, a firestorm for years, lit again

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois government by the numbers: 27 days into a new fiscal year, the state has no budget, a deficit of up to $4 billion and Republica ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • McHenry County millennials entering job market tough for young adults

    Congratulations, Class of 2015 college graduates. We have a gift for you, all estimated 2.8 million ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Man taken to hospital with burns from bonfire in unincorporated Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A man was taken to the hospital Sunday morning with burns after the bonfire he was starting flashed suddenly larger, a fire official sa ...
    July 26, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Missing Spring Grove man found in Chicago

    SPRING GROVE – An 82-year-old Spring Grove man missing since Friday afternoon was found Saturday night in Chicago, according to a Lake County Sheriff' ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • 2016 Republicans use Donald Trump, TV to make debate cut

    AMES, Iowa – Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump's credibility and branding the billionaire businessman "a cancer on conservatism." Rick Santorum, a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • 25 years on, Americans with Disabilities Act has changed lives of millions

    NEW YORK – Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer v ...
    July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County College registering students for CNC, robotics programs

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration is open for college students and working adults interested in training for high-skilled, in-demand careers the manufacturi ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • County judge awards attorney’s fees in settlement with sheriff’s office

    WOODSTOCK – A local online newspaper publisher who sued the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office over a Freedom of Information Act violation was granted a ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Fox Lake to host zombie-themed Venetian Night at Pistakee Lake

    FOX LAKE – The heart of the Chain O’ Lakes will soon be overrun by the undead.The eighth annual Vene ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Report suggests changes for Woodstock's Old Courthouse, Sheriff's House

    WOODSTOCK – The historic Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House are the “literal front door to the community of Woodstock,” Ray Hartshorne said.
    July 26, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling prompts McHenry County reviews of sign rules

    A small Arizona church’s court victory over a city sign ordinance is forcing local governments to examine their own rules to ensure compliance.
    July 25, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 rethinks grading, considers test retakes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A failure to complete homework was digging a hole students couldn’t climb out of.The ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Turkey bombing IS, but also striking Kurdish targets

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's sudden willingness to join the fight against the Islamic State group is a sign that it's afraid of losing clout with the U.S ...
    July 25, 2015 - 10:59 pm
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