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  • Prairie Grove crash sends Lake in the Hills bicyclist to hospital

    PRAIRIE GROVE – A 35-year-old Lake in the Hills man was taken to an area hospital after a vehicle struck him while he was riding his bike Thursday, po ...
    NEW: May 28, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Bruce Rauner schools czar paid through agency facing cuts, report says

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying the hefty salary of his new education secretary from the budget of the state human services agency, whe ...
    NEW: May 28, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • Photo shows Chicago police officers posing over black man with antlers

    CHICAGO — A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer holding rif ...
    NEW: May 28, 2015 - 1:07 pm
  • McHenry child care center loses license, closes after state probe

    McHENRY – A McHenry child care center lost its license after an Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigation uncovered numerous v ...
    UPDATED: May 28, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Wonder Lake firefighters to host blood drive at fire station June 6

    WONDER LAKE – The Wonder Lake Fire Protection District will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the fire station, 4300 E. Wo ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • 10 Things to Know for May 28; Flood threat remains across Texas

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    May 28, 2015 - 6:29 am
  • Crystal Lake wakeboard park won’t open this summer

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A cable wakeboard park will not be opening at Three Oaks Recreation Area this summer as originally planned, one of its developers said.
    May 28, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois Senate rejects Rauner’s priorities

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats agreed to give some of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s priority reforms a platform Wednesday but still voted them down ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Rick Santorum announces second White House run

    CABOT, Pa. – Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Lake in the Hills to host upcoming beach parties at Indian Trail Beach

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department is inviting residents and nonresidents to two upcoming beach parties.
    May 28, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • Cary to use legislative assistance for Metra station project

    CARY – The village has pursued legislative assistance to the tune of about $5,000 after the plan for the intended Metra station project recently hit a ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Johnsburg teen makes 3rd round at National Spelling Bee

    It was a mucedinous end to Mareike Western’s time at the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. The McHenry County Spelling Bee champion exited th ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • McHenry County manufacturers featured in new recruitment videos

    WOODSTOCK – Several area manufacturers worked with the McHenry County Workforce Network on short recruitment videos that show the companies’ operation ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • McHenry County cops to take to Dunkin' Donuts rooftops for charity

    Police officers from departments across McHenry County will take to the rooftops of local Dunkin’ Donuts starting at 5 a.m. Friday to raise money for ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Crystal Lake family championing early intervention programs as Rauner proposes cuts

    Cuts to certain state-funded human services programs have critics calling Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget proposal "reckless," "uninformed" and "d ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:10 am
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