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  • Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • International Baseball Championship an economic home run

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Jack Sebesta helped start a large, international youth baseball tournament, he thought it could help local hotels and restaurants.
    July 29, 2014 - 7:27 am
  • Virginia's gay marriage ban struck down

    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the Sout ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

    WASHINGTON – In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday lettin ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • U.S says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    WASHINGTON – In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missil ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Paul Schimpf, Republican candidate for attorney general, visits Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Paul Schimpf shined a spotlight on his status as a political outsider – a point he said qualifies him to fight the state's corruption – ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • District 300 reveals 2015 budget with 'unpredictable' state revenue

    ALGONQUIN – District 300 officials on Monday revealed a tentative 2015 budget that includes 20 new full-time teacher hires and a $1.22 million operati ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Book discussions, concerts offered at McHenry library

    McHENRY – Concerts, book discussions and family-oriented programs are lined up at the McHenry Public Library.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Railroad crossing work could cause traffic disruption in McHenry

    McHenry – Drivers could see delays this week during construction on the railroad crossing on Route 120 in McHenry.
    July 28, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Woodstock hires two public works supervisors

    WOODSTOCK – Two new supervisors joined the city's public works department last week, replacing a combined 70 years in experience.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Teenager sentenced to three years in heroin case

    WOODSTOCK – An 18-year-old Lake County teenager believed to have provided a fatal dose of heroin to a Johnsburg woman was sentenced to three years in ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysia ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • County begins developing code of conduct for appointees

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is wasting no time developing a code of conduct for its appointees to boards and commissions to follow.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Illinois: Doctor faked pot paperwork

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators say a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:13 pm
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