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  • McHenry County champ out in 3rd round of Scripps National Spelling Bee

    CARY – When asked what he learned from his experience in Washington, D.C., this week, Ved Patel said: "There are a lot of really good spellers."
    May 26, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • Democratic McHenry County state's attorney candidate sues letter writer for defamation

    The Democratic candidate for McHenry County state’s attorney is suing a Marengo senior citizen for defamation for a letter to the editor she wrote ear ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:28 am
  • Spring Grove house uninhabitable after fire likely caused by lightning strike

    SPRING GROVE – A Spring Grove home is uninhabitable after a fire likely caused by a lightning strike on Wednesday, a fire official said.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:29 am
  • Illinois House Democrats defy Gov. Bruce Rauner, push own budget

    SPRINGFIELD — Amid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without conside ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:13 am
  • New salon opens on Woodstock Square

    WOODSTOCK – A new salon on the Woodstock Square provides a full-service hair salon and brings unique products to the area, owner Darrin Flynn said.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:20 am
  • Lake in the Hills officials excited over Big R proposed in Dominick's former spot

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village trustees expressed excitement over a Big R department store proposed for the former Dominick’s building as Big R CEO Jerry ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • Woodstock man faces felony charge after spitting in judge's face, police say

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man faces a felony aggravated battery charge after spitting in a judge’s face Wednesday morning, police said.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • Wisconsin couple says Illinois inn wouldn't host non-religious wedding

    GALENA – A Wisconsin couple has filed a discrimination charge with the state of Illinois saying that an inn owner refused to host their wedding becaus ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:11 am
  • Woodstock Country Club marks 100 years: Bull Valley golf course celebrates history

    BULL VALLEY – After 100 years, not much has changed at Woodstock Country Club’s golf course.And golf ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:11 am
  • Protesters rally at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook despite severe weather

    OAK BROOK – Severe weather could not stop the "fight for 15" on May 25 in Oak Brook.But a thundersto ...
    May 25, 2016 - 5:55 pm
  • Fox Lake Police Pension Board: Village can weigh in on Joe Gliniewicz's widow's request

    FOX LAKE — The village will have a say in whether the board should award a pension to the widow of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz, the Fox Lake ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:26 am
  • Environmental Defenders plan recycling drives in Harvard, Algonquin

    WOODSTOCK — The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County have scheduled recycling drives from 9 a.m. to noon on June 11 at Harvard Village Hall, 201 ...
    May 25, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • 11 states sue over President Obama's school transgender directive

    AUSTIN, Texas – Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use ...
    May 25, 2016 - 2:19 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court to review hospital taxation issue

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a case regarding the constitutionality of hospital tax exemptions.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • Lawmakers pass plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:41 pm
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