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  • McHenry County budget vs. higher jury pay: Weighing the scales

    WOODSTOCK – Every Monday, about 130 McHenry County residents are summoned to the courthouse in Woodstock, where on the third floor they line up outsid ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Proposed McHenry County Board rule change has member crying foul

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board members’ ability to sound off on whatever is on their minds at the end of their full meetings will be curtailed under ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Huntley officials release community survey as they plan for a hotel

    HUNTLEY – Village officials took a small step Monday toward one of their major economic goals this year, as they released a survey to Huntley resident ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Huntley official defends stalled Amtrak project during Springfield trip

    HUNTLEY – A top Huntley official recently met the acting state transportation secretary in Springfield and reinforced the economic benefits of a propo ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Crystal Lake group seeks volunteers for Marseilles flood cleanup

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A local group is seeking volunteers who can help those in need repair their flood-damaged homes in Marseilles.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 9:24 am
  • Cary man featured in University of Phoenix scholarship ad campaign (with video)

    CARY – Curtis Sampson, 36, was a first-generation college student who didn’t stop with an undergraduate degree, and now his experience could affect fu ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Registration open for Woodstock police driver safety classes

    WOODSTOCK – Spots are still available for the mid-March AARP Driver Safety Program hosted by Woodstock police.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • No injuries after Crystal Lake structure fire (with videos)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There were no injuries after a fire in a Crystal Lake residence, fire officials on the scene said.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Feb. 23; Pentagon chief convenes meeting on Islamic State

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 6:54 am
  • 'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

    LOS ANGELES – The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his s ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

    BILLINGS, Mont. – The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Alabama woman set for trial in granddaughter's running death

    GADSDEN, Ala. – A prosecutor calls Joyce Hardin Garrard the "drill sergeant from hell," a woman so mean she made her 9-year-old granddaughter run unti ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Homeland Security chief: Budget stall muddies response to IS

    WASHINGTON – The possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security threatens the Obama administration’s efforts to counter the extremist appeal ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • U.S. defense secretary calls Afghan army 'a powerful force'

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday called Afghanistan's army "a powerful force in their own right" but declined to sa ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:59 pm
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