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  • George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Two Tails Market, Java Planet to close in September

    WOODSTOCK – Two Tails Market and Eatery and neighboring Java Planet in Woodstock plan to close early next month.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • District 300 hires new administrators

    CARPENTERSVILLE – School District 300 Board members recently approved four new administrative hires to fill various positions throughout the Carpenter ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Pictures of the Week

    Check out some of our favorite photos of the week ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Library to host theater trip to see murder mystery

    McHENRY – A mystery set in the 1930s will be the focus of the next theater trip arranged by the McHenry Public Library. The trip will include a perfor ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Booster seats to be provided at info session

    McHENRY – Free booster seats will be given out to families attending a booster seat safety program in September.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his tea ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Key events following the death of Michael Brown

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missour ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    HARVEY – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chica ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the i ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Former Shady Lane restaurant 'completely destroyed' in fire

    MARENGO – An overnight structure fire “completely destroyed” what was once the Shady Lane restaurant building, according to the Marengo fire chief.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Sage YMCA to give sneak peek of expansion Thursday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake residents can get a sneak peek of the new and improved $18.2 million Sage YMCA during a special event Thursday evening.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Starved Rock trails begin to reopen to public

    OGLESBY – Officials at Starved Rock State Park are beginning to re-open footpaths that have been closed due to severe storm damage.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

    HARVEY – Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harv ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:08 am
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