• Family friendly programming explores McHenry County trails

    Hikers will be on the lookout for salamanders and blue birds as part of programming planned by the McHenry County Conservation District.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • McHenry police promote booster seat use

    McHENRY – An educational program on booster seats is being offered by the McHenry Police Department as part of a grant-funded campaign to increase the ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    WASHINGTON – The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Peoria mayor defends response to Twitter account

    PEORIA – Peoria's mayor defended his actions in response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name, saying he felt his identity was stolen and that ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Spring Grove police reports for April 23, 2014

    • Jose Luis Casteneda-Rodriguez, 32, Twin Lakes, Wis., was charged Thursday, April 17, with driving under the influence, driving with a revoked licens ...
    April 23, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • SleepOut for Shelter to help homeless

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Pioneer Center wants people to sleep outside to help others get in.The fifth annu ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    CANBERRA, Australia – Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plan ...
    April 23, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Teen sentenced to probation for Prophetstown fire

    STERLING – A teenager was sentenced to five years of probation for starting a fire last summer that destroyed much of downtown Prophetstown.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform

    CHICAGO – Some of Illinois’ highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that’s stalled in the U.S. House as a “mora ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Local landscapers offer tips to care for plants suffering 'winter burn'

    At the Countryside Flower Shop in Crystal Lake, nursery manager Karen Campney said she’ll speak with customers, maybe even up to five times a day, who ...
    April 23, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two peopl ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

    KATMANDU, Nepal – Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a c ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Miami youth group helped 'Cuban Twitter'

    MIAMI – Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secr ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Expert: Syria has dumped 86 pc of chemical weapons

    AMSTERDAM – Syria's government has disposed of more than 86 percent of its total chemical weapons stockpile, according to the watchdog agency charged ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

    DETROIT – The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Mich ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
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