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  • To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

    CHICAGO — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crim ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • New law empowers county board to remove appointees

    A new state law will make it easier for the McHenry County Board to throw the appointed bums out of its numerous boards and commissions.
    July 22, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Arizona man charged with killing half-brother

    PETERSBURG — An Arizona man is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half-brother in western Illinois.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • AT&T Springfield center closing, ending 188 jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — AT&T Inc. plans to close a call center in Springfield and cut 188 jobs starting next month.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Route 31 in Algonquin now open to traffic

    ALGONQUIN — All lanes of Route 31 in Algonquin are now open to traffic, according to a Nixle alert from the village.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Judge: Harvard man not guilty in cell phone slip up

    WOODSTOCK – In acquitting a Harvard man of obscenity charges, a McHenry County judge determined that the defendant wasn't reckless when he misdialed a ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • McHenry County home sales fall 3.2 percent in June

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Home sales in McHenry County dipped 3.2 percent in June as inventory continued to decline and prices rose.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • US to present intelligence data on plane crash

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malays ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

    CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois roads an ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Second City's Chicago comedy school to expand

    CHICAGO — The training center for Chicago's famous Second City comedy group is expanding.The Second ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    WASHINGTON – Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Upcoming programs explore insects, birds

    Poetry, art and games are all ways kids and families will explore nature at upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programs.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Federal appeals court deals blow to Obama health law

    WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:59 am
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