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  • Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

    CHICAGO – Anyone in Illinois who’s turned on a television in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses- ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Garage ‘total loss’ after fire, fire official says

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A fire caused substantial damage to a garage and minor damage to a house Monday afternoon.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Wrongful death lawsuit targets The Broken Oar

    WOODSTOCK – The family of a man killed in car crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in McHenry County against the bar that sold alcohol to his driv ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Maxwell: Centennial closing festival draws near

    The year-long Crystal Lake centennial celebration is coming to a close.The closing festival will be ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • MCC eyes architect for expansion

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College leaders are starting anew on expansion plans and are close to selecting an architectural firm to lead the way.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 2:01 pm
  • Families head outdoors for holiday weekend as weather holds

    Their chairs lined up along the trout pond of Lake Julian, Janet and Bob Joesel of Fox River Grove watched their son and grandson try to catch dinner.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR – The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 8:05 pm
  • US Rep. Duckworth announces she's pregnant

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth says she's pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early December.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

    GENEVA – The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes ag ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

    BRUSSELS – NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies i ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Few women in 'industry that time forgot'; construction recruiting efforts rise

    NEW YORK – Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • RTA reform measure signed into law

    A reform bill aimed at Chicago’s mass-transit agencies in the wake of back-to-back scandals at Metra is now law.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • On the Record with... Liz Nelson and Dona Willard

    ISLAND LAKE – Tours started this summer to take visitors and residents through the winding channels and curves of Island Lake.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Area crop prediction yields a mixed bag

    Expectations are high for corn and soybeans this year, but area farmers say it’s too early to tell just how well the crops will do.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Islamist militia now guards U.S. Embassy in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya – An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:17 pm
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