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  • Oberweis acknowledges Senate hurdles

    CHICAGO – Dairy entrepreneur Jim Oberweis said his proposal to raise the minimum wage for U.S. workers aged 26 and older is a search for middle ground ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Industry to seek changes in 'fracking' rules

    CHICAGO – Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they’ll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules governing the practice ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

    Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops final ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Power plant expert paints bleak picture at Oakwood Hills opposition rally

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Robert Abboud told Oakwood Hills residents Wednesday to envision 150,000 cars driving 11,000 miles each over the course of a year in th ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Scientists say ozone layer is recovering

    WASHINGTON – Earth’s protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in ref ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Tea party won’t push for shutdown

    WASHINGTON – The tea party may have learned its lesson.As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spen ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    WASHINGTON – Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednes ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

    MOSCOW – Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Oakwood Hills village president, 2 others resign amid power plant controversy

    OAKWOOD HILLS – Oakwood Hills Village President Melanie Funk announced her resignation late Wednesday, citing the toll the reaction to a proposed powe ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Enterovirus concerns have some Chicago-area hospitals restricting visitors

    McHENRY – Health officials are monitoring the outbreak of a severe respiratory illness that has caused some Chicago-area hospitals to issue visitor re ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • McHenry man guilty in domestic battery trial

    WOODSTOCK – It took jurors about an hour Wednesday to find a McHenry man guilty of aggravated domestic battery.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • McHenry County Board grapples with $35M Valley Hi budget surplus

    WOODSTOCK – New management and new leadership transformed Valley Hi Nursing Home from a fiscal disaster into a tight ship now turning a slight profit.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Coroner: Two people found in Fox Lake apartment committed suicide

    FOX LAKE – Two people who were found dead in an apartment Tuesday each committed suicide, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Oakwood Hills power plant opposition attorney hurt in McHenry pit bull attack

    McHENRY – The attorney representing Oakwood Hills residents in their lawsuit against a proposed natural gas power plant was injured Tuesday evening in ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Marengo D-165 owns school buildings after deal with D-154

    MARENGO – District 165 officially owns its middle and intermediate schools, after declining student enrollment throughout Marengo following the econom ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:20 am
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