An alert from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office is asking motorists to avoid Route 23 between Coon Creek Road and Harmony Road because of a traffic incident.
CRYSTAL LAKE – A two-car accident slowed traffic at Route 31 and Three Oaks Road Thursday afternoon.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate has approved a measure that would create a state-governed "insurance exchange" so individuals and small businesses can shop for health care coverage as required by President Obama's health law.
WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man accused of leaving the scene of an accident that left two Woodstock teens dead was taken back to jail Thursday and his bond was increased.
President Barack Obama said Thursday that he will engage Congress in exploring a number of options for increased oversight of lethal drone strikes outside of war zones like Afghanistan.
WOODSTOCK – A man who allegedly had contact with a Lake in the Hills teen before she died had his probation revoked on Thursday.
WOODSTOCK – A McHenry-area man who admitted to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A concealed-carry gun deal brokered by House Speaker Michael Madigan cleared a House committee Thursday, but its prospects were unclear across the Capitol in the Senate because of the way it would curb existing local gun laws ...
ALGONQUIN – Open swim hours begin Saturday at the Algonquin Swimming Pool and Splashpad.
LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department will operate the Sunset Park Splash Pad from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. daily Memorial Day through Labor Day.
ALGONQUIN – Six students were injured around noon Thursday when an inflatable slide tipped over at Algonquin Lakes Elementary School, fire and District 300 officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy is recovering, the White House is dealing with multiple controversies, and President Barack Obama appears generally unaffected either way.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former cellmate has testified at the trial of an Illinois man charged with beating five members of a Beason family to death with a tire iron.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner set out to reintroduce himself to voters Thursday as he embarked on a mayoral bid after leaving Congress in a sexting scandal, and he got a supportive reception in his first campaign stop.
• Bryan T. Matthei, 40, 22285 Maple Court, Apt. 14, Kildeer, was charged Tuesday, May 7, with domestic battery.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Palm Sunday 1965 will be forever remembered as one of the darkest days in the history of McHenry County.
WOODSTOCK – Parents of home-schooled students who have or might have disabilities who reside in District 200 are urged to attend a meeting Thursday, May 30.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — An American citizen killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan in 2011 was arrested by Pakistani authorities three years earlier but escaped after being released on bail, officials said Thursday.
LONDON (AP) — Two men accused of butchering a British soldier had featured in previous investigations by security services, a British official said Thursday, as investigators searched several locations and tried to determine whether the men were part ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Chechen immigrant shot to death in Florida after an altercation with an FBI agent implicated himself in a triple slaying that officials believe may have been connected to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, autho ...
Shortly before World War II, Norman Rockwell painted an image depicting a workingman standing to speak at a government meeting.
It seems counter-productive to inform state lawmakers that there are only eight days remaining in this year’s regular legislative session, and they should be spending every minute of it focusing on pension reform as time wanes.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Countryside Garden Club’s annual plant sale will be Friday and Saturday.
CARPENTERSVILLE – District 300 recently announced the dates and locations for students enrolled in the federal Summer Food Service Program to receive free meals during the summer.
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McHENRY – McHenry dogs will have to wait a bit longer for their park.
McHENRY – If the weather remains nice, the municipal pool at Knox Park and Petersen Park Beach are set to open as scheduled Saturday.
MARENGO – The city could break ground on its wastewater treatment plant expansion in the fall after the Marengo City Council recently opened the project again to construction bidders.
Most columnists are comfortable going after public officials – calling out their shortcomings and misdeeds in pieces ranging from epic prose to shrill screeds.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The FBI says a 37-year-old man has been arrested following last week's discovery in Washington state of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District along with Chicago Kite will present Kite Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lippold Park Soccer Field.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Sen. Donne Trotter has apologized for remarks that compared a member of Gov. Pat Quinn's cabinet to a Nazi.
CRYSTAL LAKE – An even split did not come across as an even compromise for Crystal Lake City Council members looking to McHenry County officials to help fund beautifying efforts on the concrete wall along Walkup Road.
WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5040 will have a Memorial Day ham luncheon Monday.
PYONGYANG, North Korea – After months of ignoring Chinese warnings to give up nuclear weapons, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a high-level confidant to Beijing on Wednesday, in a possible effort to mend strained ties with his country's most imp ...
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security s ...
BELLEVILLE – Police in southwestern Illinois' Belleville say they're investigating reports that female students at a Catholic high school secretly were videotaped by one of the school's sports teams.
AMMAN, Jordan – The U.S. and several key allies looked again Wednesday for a strategy to end Syria's civil war, their united efforts unable at the moment to stem the Assad regime's military gains and Washington still unwilling to join those providing ...
Dr. Theresa Walden sees a phenomenon growing each day involving doctors, patients and the use of prescribed antibiotics.
Cary gives Clark a 3 percent raise
CHICAGO – The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to close 50 schools and programs, an ambitious plan that has sparked protests and lawsuits and could help define – for better or worse – Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s term in office.
WASHINGTON – At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress. Then she refused to answer lawmakers’ f ...
WOODSTOCK – The occasional tip still rolls in three years to the day since Beth Bentley was last seen.
MOORE, Okla. – Dan Garland could feel the latch on the shelter door begin to turn in his hand. It was as if the storm outside were a living, breathing thing — and it was trying desperately to get in.
RICHMOND – A lack of communication between District 2 school board members and residents has been a recurring complaint over the last few months.
One of McHenry County’s most wanted fugitives was arrested Wednesday on warrants for aggravated criminal sexual abuse and aggravated battery.
HARVARD – The District 50 school board selected Julie Lehmann to fill its vacancy Tuesday night.
McHENRY – The sixth annual Run and Roll Track Meet, a Paralympic Experience, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 1 at McCracken Field, 3712 W. Kane Ave.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois General Assembly has overridden Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that addresses so-called Smart Grid technology.
WOODSTOCK – Locking eyes with the man convicted of killing his brother, Scott Milliman said he never got to hear the slain main's last words or see his last breath.