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  • Johnsburg man faces reckless conduct charge in Woodstock fire

    WOODSTOCK – A Johnsburg man was arrested Friday after allegedly starting a fire in a wooded area that authorities said burned 5 acres of land.
    March 24, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • McHenry County adjusts to snowy spring break (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Brady Weidner expected to play soccer on his first day of spring break. Instead, he w ...
    March 23, 2015 - 6:06 pm
  • Unable to confirm rape at University of Virginia from Rolling Stone article, police suspend investigation

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A five-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, described in graphic detail in a Rol ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • 2,500 Illinois residents apply for medical marijuana cards

    BELLEVILLE (AP) — Illinois health officials say about 2,500 residents have applied for medical marijuana cards, even as the four-year pilot program re ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • McHenry County Board to vote next month on rule changes

    WOODSTOCK – New McHenry County Board rules that set the stage for a popularly elected chairman and try to promote more order and civility are on their ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Crystal Lake police searching for Chase Bank robbery suspect

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police are searching for a woman they say robbed the Chase Bank about 11 a.m. Saturday. 
    March 23, 2015 - 9:42 am
  • Fire destroys barn in Huntley, kills 3 pigs

    HUNTLEY – Three pigs died in an early Monday morning fire that destroyed a Huntley barn, Huntley Fire Protection District officials said.
    March 23, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • 10 Things to Know for March 23; Texas Republican jumps into 2016 presidential race

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    March 23, 2015 - 7:53 am
  • Crash shuts down portion of Route 12 in Spring Grove

    SPRING GROVE – The westbound lane of Route 12 near Wilmot and Sunset roads in Spring Grove is shut down after a three-vehicle crash, officials said.
    March 23, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • McHenry County snow to taper off Monday afternoon

    Snow flurries could continue off and on through the afternoon, bringing the total snowfall to more more than 6 inches in some parts of McHenry County, ...
    March 23, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • Cruz becomes first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

    WASHINGTON – Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for president, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over the next ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • U.S. trains Iraqi forces as battle for Tikrit continues

    TAJI, Iraq – As the U.S. mission to Iraq expands, so do its efforts to arm and train the country's security forces to combat the Islamic State group, ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • 'They were so pure,' father says of 7 kids killed in fire

    NEW YORK – An ultra-Orthodox Jewish community shattered by the deaths of seven siblings in a house fire carried out their funerals Sunday, a day after ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner’s immigration message leaves advocates perplexed

    CHICAGO – More than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation’s most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Quinn gave film studio $10M to buy land that’s not for sale

    CHICAGO – After Gov. Pat Quinn lost the election in November to Bruce Rauner, the state of Illinois wrote a $10 million check to a movie studio to buy ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
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