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  • Oakwood Hills to hold Thursday meeting at McHenry County College

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Oakwood Hills Village Board meeting will be Thursday at McHenry County College with some restrictions in place.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Family: Joan Rivers on life support after cardiac arrest

    NEW YORK — Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a do ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

    BEIRUT – An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which c ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS – The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that tre ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Problems abound with health law immigration papers

    MIAMI – More than 300,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • Climatologist says August warmed up in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois state climatologist says that after a cooler-than-usual July the summer finally turned warmer in August. And the season has b ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • One Person Found Shot in Crystal Lake Neighborhood

    McHenry County Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be an attempted home invasion.   ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • Illinois prisons struggle with backup power issues

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Corrections officials are investigating a prison power outage to decide whether the state's correctional faciliti ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • U.S. construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Illinois starts accepting medical marijuana requests

    CHICAGO – Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to apply for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana under a new state law.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Two charged in connection to break-in that resulted in shooting

    WOODSTOCK – Two teenagers have been charged with a break-in that resulted in a Crystal Lake woman shooting one of the would-be intruders in the stomac ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • U.S. eating habits improve a bit – except among poor

    CHICAGO – Americans' eating habits have improved – except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among weal ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Pakistan’s premier challenged by raging anti-gov’t protests

    ISLAMABAD – Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-governmen ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Tensions simmer on McHenry City Council

    McHENRY – A city’s strategic plan lists its strengths and weaknesses and outlines its goals.It’s not ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • Parents of ill boy fight extradition from Spain

    LONDON – The parents say they want to give their 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they lea ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:10 pm
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