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  • Bradley man has chance to gut alligators

    BRADLEY (AP) — A recent advertisement in a specialty publication for trappers probably wouldn't catch just any reader's eye. But it fascinated Rendal ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • 5 Illinois school districts testing emergency response system

    QUINCY (AP) — Five school districts in Illinois are testing an emergency response system that gives first responders instant access to information suc ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • MCCD offers children's programs, stargazing, 2 paper-making classes

    Stargazing, campfires and making paper from scratch are some of the activities the McHenry County Conservation District has lined up for families.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Heineman Middle School to perform ‘Aladdin Jr.’

    HUNTLEY – Students from Heineman Middle School will perform the musical “Aladdin Jr.” on Thursday and Saturday inside the Performing Arts Center at Hu ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • No one injured in Crystal Lake chimney fire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There were no injuries after a chimney fire in Crystal Lake early Tuesday morning, fire officials said.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Fox River Grove putting together downtown design guidelines

    FOX RIVER GROVE – With continued hopes for a downtown revitalization, village officials are putting together architectural and design guidelines.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Tickets on sale for Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County's fall gala

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Tickets are on sale now for Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County’s annual fall gala.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • Former county treasurer gets 4 years in theft case

    ALEDO – The former treasurer of western Illinois’ Mercer County has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing $13,000 from his county’s E911 ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Illinois governor candidates Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner spar on finance, jobs

    CHICAGO – Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois’ financ ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

    GARY, Ind. – Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe i ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Health officials declare Nigeria Ebola-free

    ABUJA, Nigeria – Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff.Doctors who ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Residents give feedback on new Crystal Lake library designs

    CRYSTAL LAKE – From grand glass facades to traditional stone-and-brick prairie buildings, Crystal Lake residents received a first glimpse at the pleth ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Island Lake police officers rescue deputies in Holiday Hills shooting, McHenry County sheriff says

    WOODSTOCK – Tales of bravery and heroics are now being revealed since the dust has settled following last week's ambush in Holiday Hills that left two ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Fox River Grove to conduct hydrant flushing

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village is conducting hydrant flushing this week, according to a news release.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:12 am
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