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  • MCC to offer Harvard-based degree track

    HARVARD – Post-secondary education will get a lot closer this fall for the county community farthest from McHenry County College.
    July 22, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon offi ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • McHenry offers tree planting program

    McHENRY – To promote the planting of trees, the city of McHenry is offering to split the cost with residents.
    July 22, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Lawyers: Factor court decision into pensions case

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers representing state retiree groups say they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits as a wa ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • Richmond looks at new lighting for downtown

    RICHMOND – Downtown Richmond may get some new street lighting.A donor has offered to replace the cur ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Rockford man charged in second killing

    ROCKFORD (AP) — A man accused of killing a high school friend was charged Tuesday in a second northern Illinois killing.
    July 22, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Railroad repairs to restrict traffic

    McHENRY – Repairs to a Union Pacific railroad crossing will narrow Route 120 to one lane in each direction for several days next week, according to th ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Homeland Security arrests 192 on immigrant smuggling charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it arrested 192 people along the Mexican border in South Texas on immigrant-smuggling ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Illinois insurance subsidies in place for now

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a co ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

    CHICAGO — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crim ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • New law empowers county board to remove appointees

    A new state law will make it easier for the McHenry County Board to throw the appointed bums out of its numerous boards and commissions.
    July 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Arizona man charged with killing half-brother

    PETERSBURG — An Arizona man is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half-brother in western Illinois.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:50 pm
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