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  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner’s proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

    WASHINGTON – One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval fr ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was “ful ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Obama crafts rationale for immigration steps

    WASHINGTON – The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Both sides declare victory in Gaza war

    JERUSALEM – Both Israel’s prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, although their competing claims left questions over fut ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Prep football: Five to Watch

    Five selected top high school football players to watch in McHenry County. ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Election packets available for Crystal Lake candidates

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Election season has started in Crystal Lake as residents are now able to pick up packets at City Hall.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • McHenry firefighters use 5 gallons of water to extinguish fire

    McHENRY – McHenry firefighters likely used more water in their morning showers than they did to put out a fire Wednesday.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Quilt appraisal event set for Sunday in Union

    UNION – Quilt makers and collectors can have their works appraised Sunday at the McHenry County Historical Society.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Johnsburg church joins effort to distribute presents to children in need

    JOHNSBURG – Susan Schmidt loves telling volunteers the cardboard box they’re filling is more than just a shoebox.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

    PHOENIX – The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters an ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    CHICAGO – The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Bleacher lawsuit hearing could affect Crystal Lake South home opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One last legal challenge will have to be tackled before the Crystal Lake South High School football team takes the field for its home o ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in U.S.

    A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:___ALABAMAThe state school board folded Common Co ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Springfield student arrested with gun at school

    SPRINGFIELD – A Springfield high school student has been detained after he brought a loaded handgun to school.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:11 pm
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