• 10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

    MOKPO, South Korea – Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    WASHINGTON – As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that’s warily watching the crisis in Ukraine t ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    DETROIT – General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaint ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Health department warns about Lyme disease

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Department of Health is reminding residents to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting the diseases they ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • National energy boom blurs political battle lines

    DENVER – The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • MCC hosts animal rescue training

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College’s Fire Science department, in cooperation with the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute is offering a u ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Environmental Defenders offer scholarship

    WOODSTOCK – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is offering an Entering College scholarship of $1,000 to an outstanding high school senior p ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • D-158 foundation awards classroom grants

    HUNTLEY – District 158 teachers at all levels recently received $13,785 in grants designed to help students succeed in the classroom.
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Ill. GOP officials who wanted Brady out replaced

    SPRINGFIELD – A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Petition asks Island Lake to keep lake open to all

    ISLAND LAKE –More than a hundred people have signed a petition asking that Island Lake be kept open to nonresidents for fishing.
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Woodstock library more ‘coherent’ after reorganization

    WOODSTOCK –Back before Nick Weber took the job as director of Woodstock Public Library –before the opening even existed –he had a vision to rework ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Four area high schools among nation's most challenging

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Four area high schools have made the Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools in America list for their commitment to preparing ...
    NEW: April 19, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

    CHICAGO – At least one Republican lawmaker says he’s filing a protest after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million to ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Most of Illinois’ 860 school districts would see cuts in funding if the state’s temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, acco ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • McHenry County farmers wait for warm weather

    Farmers across McHenry County have their tillers and tractors ready, as they wait for warm and dry enough conditions to begin planting crops and put b ...
    UPDATED: April 19, 2014 - 10:07 pm
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