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  • DeKalb Police: Reported attack that caused school lockdowns did not occur

    DeKALB — Police have determined an attack reported near DeKalb High School about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday did not occur.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Joliet adopts ‘Cupcake Law’

    JOLIET – Poticas and other treats were offered up to Joliet City Council members Tuesday night – but not as a bribe, home bakers joked – when the city ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Wheelchair catches fire in McHenry home

    McHENRY – A 52-year-old McHenry woman was taken Wednesday to an area hospital after a small house fire, which was contained to a pile of clothes and a ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Chicago-bound Metra train halts in Woodstock with mechanical issues

    WOODSTOCK – A Union Pacific Northwest Metra train scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:01 a.m. has been terminated in Woodstock because of mechanical i ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • Illinois' top educator: Funding problems to remain

    PEORIA – The Illinois state superintendent of schools said the outcome of the governor’s race won’t make a difference for the state’s education fundin ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

    CHICAGO – As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and ot ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Springfield VA clinic grapples with short staffing

    SPRINGFIELD – The overseer of federal outpatient clinics for veterans in central Illinois said sudden short staffing at the Springfield site is posing ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Report: Chicago Tribune to buy Sun-Times' suburban papers

    Chicago media blogger Robert Feder reported Tuesday that Tribune Publishing is poised to buy Sun-Times Media’s suburban daily and weekly papers from W ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • McHenry County Board again keeps the tax levy flat in 2015 budget

    WOODSTOCK – Next year’s proposed county budget is again balanced and for a third straight year does not collect the inflationary property tax increase ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Vacant McHenry building to transform into 'high-tech, high quality' makerspace

    McHENRY – The former Hostess building is virtually empty.The walls that separated the store from the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Richmond police reports for Oct. 21, 2014

    • Eduardo Cruz Vivero, 23, 1312 Northfield Court, Unit 2D, Harvard, was charged Sunday, Aug. 31, with driving without a valid license, possession of m ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Fox River Grove, Lakewood, Ringwood receive money for road projects

    Three communities have received the thumbs up to receive federal money for future road projects. Th ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Scheme to smuggle marijuana into Cook County jail in sandwiches uncovered

    CHICAGO — A Cook County Jail guard, a Chicago police dispatcher and three inmates have been charged in what federal authorities say was a scheme to st ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • USPS to deliver packages on Sundays in Spring Grove

    SPRING GROVE – Online shopping on sites such as Amazon has led to the U.S. Postal Service delivering packages to a growing number of towns – including ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • McHenry County College board split on MCC levy increase

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Taxpayers could see a more than $400,000 collective increase in payment to McHenry County College if the Board of Trustees approves a 1 ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:13 am
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