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  • Quinn to OK cannabis use for kids with epilepsy

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign legislation in Chicago Sunday that would let minors with epilepsy use medical marijuana.
    July 20, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • 85-year-old East Dundee woman dies in stabbing

    EAST DUNDEE (AP) — Authorities say an 85-year-old woman was found stabbed to death Friday in her home in the northern Illinois village of East Dundee.
    July 20, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • U.S. turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United State ...
    July 20, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Graphic: Affordable housing in McHenry County

    As part of the 2003 Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act, the state wants municipalities with ...
    July 20, 2014 - 1:00 am
  • MCRide transit service may soon go farther

    The size of the county’s MCRide program might grow as the county’s transportation division has been discussing expanding the dial-a-ride program with ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • State law requires certain percentage of housing to be 'affordable'

    Construction workers along Congress Parkway in Crystal Lake carry long boards in and out of future residences as they put the final touches on a set o ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Crystal Lake Library still in search of new location

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Despite years of hurdles including a failed referendum and missing out on a $7.7 million state grant, Crystal Lake Public Library offic ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Richmond Village Board questions trustee’s timing

    RICHMOND – The Richmond Village Board voted to withdraw its membership from an economic development organization after one of its trustees got hired o ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Gavers foundation hosts annual Barndance fundraiser

    WOODSTOCK – As people strolled into the large white tent at Emricson Park on Saturday, some wore plaid shirts, with cowboy hats and cowboy boots.
    July 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • SIU outlines steps to prevent sexual assault

    CARBONDALE – Students, faculty and staff at Southern Illinois University will undergo more rigorous programs on sexual assault awareness and preventio ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Chicago girl killed by stray bullet at sleepover

    CHICAGO – An 11-year-old Chicago girl has died after being struck in the head by a stray bullet while she was at a friend's house for a sleepover.
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Peoria murder trial focuses on Internet searches

    PEORIA – The Internet search history on a computer belonging to a former Baptist missionary accused of killing his wife included queries on various wa ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Car plunges into Naperville quarry, killing 2

    NAPERVILLE – A car has plunged into a water-filled quarry in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, killing two passengers who were unable to escape the ve ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Given life term, inmate hopes for clemency

    GREENVILLE – From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he would die in prison.Arrested an ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine – International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airline ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
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