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  • Crystal Lake man with Down Syndrome jailed in McHenry County for 8 days

    WOODSTOCK – The attorneys for a man with developmental disabilities and the mental capacity of a 4-year-old is outraged that his client spent eight da ...
    NEW: Dec. 1, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Mailing error discloses 'limited' personal info of 3,000 Centegra patients

    Medical bills detailing "limited" personal information of 3,000 Centegra Health System patients recently were sent to the wrong addresses because of a ...
    NEW: Dec. 1, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Morton teen charged in library knife attack to get mental exam

    PEKIN (AP) — A mental fitness exam will be done on a 19-year-old central Illinois man accused of trying to kill a 75-year-old man and attack children ...
    NEW: Dec. 1, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Timeline: Laquan McDonald shooting, fallout from video of Chicago cop shooting teen being released

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Chicago's police superintendent Tuesday and named a task force to study police accountability in the aftermath ...
    NEW: Dec. 1, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Crystal Lake police issue 76 tickets in Thanksgiving drunken driving crackdown

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A traffic crackdown Crystal Lake police conducted for two weeks in November resulted in 76 traffic tickets and one arrest, according to ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Algonquin recognized for performance analytics efforts

    ALGONQUIN — The village was one of five jurisdictions to be recognized for its performance management efforts by the International City/County Managem ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Centegra sleep disorder group meets Wednesday in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – A Centegra Health System support group for patients and their family members affected by sleep disorders will discuss how sleep affects pe ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • VIDEOS: Search on for missing mentally challenged, McHenry-area man

    McHENRY — Authorities continued the search for a mentally challenged elderly man who was reported missing Monday from his McHenry-area home along the ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • Search for mentally challenged, McHenry-area man resumes near Fox River (with video)

    McHENRY – Police searched on land, water and air Tuesday for a mentally challenged elderly man who was reported missing Monday from his McHenry-area h ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Rising cigarette taxes tied to lower infant mortality rate, study finds

    CHICAGO — When it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die, according to a new study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in infant mortality, ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fires police chief in wake of video release

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city's police superintendent Tuesday, a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white Chi ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 1, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Beach Park man charged with murdering wife, stepson with baseball bat

    WAUKEGAN — A 47-year-old northern Illinois man is accused of beating his wife and teenage stepson to death with a metal baseball bat.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi might drop re-election bid

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi may not run for a fourth term, he announced Tuesday morning.
    UPDATED: Dec. 1, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • From Homeland to hair: Hillary Clinton's emails peek into the personal

    WASHINGTON – The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails show her, as secretary of state, dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 8:34 am
  • Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding

    PARIS – Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaratio ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
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