• Residents prepare for Utica tornado anniversary

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    April 21, 2014 - 1:35 pm
  • McHenry County Community Foundation bringing residents' ideas to the table

    WOODSTOCK - The Chicago Community Trust was founded nearly 100 years ago over a dinner conversation. To celebrate its anniversary, the nonprofit is go ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • LITH allocated federal money for $5 million runway project

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The runway at the village's airport is slated to get an upgrade. The village has ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Probation ordered after police standoff

    WOODSTOCK – A man who authorities said pointed a gun at McHenry County Sheriff's deputies and then was shot at by police, avoided jail time under an a ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Pictures of the Week

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    April 22, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good myste ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Johnsburg students perform 'Lost in Yonkers'

    JOHNSBURG –Johnsburg High School will end its theatre season with Neil Simon’s Tony award winning comedy "Lost in Yonkers" with performances on April ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • MCC hosts two more concerts this month

    CRYSTAL LAKE –McHenry County College will host two more concerts this month including a Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 and an MCC Band ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Police looking for person who stole car emblems in Lake in the Hills

    LAKE IN THE HILLS - Police are looking for an individual who stole emblems off vehicles in a Lake in the Hills subdivision early Sunday morning.
    April 22, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Lakemoor police officer taken to hospital after crash

    LAKEMOOR - A Lakemoor police officer was transported to the hospital Monday morning after his vehicle was struck while responding to a domestic violen ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • Officials: HIV infections on rise in southern Ill.

    MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials say HIV cases in southern Illinois are on the rise.
    April 21, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

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    April 21, 2014 - 9:19 am
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