| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Neighboring mayors and environmentalists expressed concerns but withheld judgment Wednesday about a proposed gas-fired power plant in far northwest suburban Oakwood Hills.
The main concern was that the generating plant might draw too much groundwater...
| Aug 6, 2011
Prices at the fuel pump putting a crimp into your getaway plans? Leave your gas guzzler in the garage and take a close-to-home minivacation by train and bike.
The McHenry County Prairie Trail passes within blocks of the downtown Metra station in...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:44 PM
A judge today abruptly declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of sexually assaulting a 92-year-old woman at a Crystal Lake nursing home where he worked.
Both sides had given their opening statements and the first witness had testified when the...
| Oct 31, 2011
— Tucked amid the high bluffs of central Wisconsin, this town of 361 people appears to be like most others, with two old taverns, a gas station and a community center dotting its main drag.
But just up the hill, at the end of Pine Street, is the...
| May 22, 2002
A member of Gov. George Ryan's inner circle of political advisers was indicted Tuesday on charges he improperly wielded influence over the secretary of state's office while it was headed by Ryan, fixing numerous contracts and leases and pocketing nearly...
| Mar 14, 2008
| 3:13 AM
Rezko rewind. Day 8
March 14, 2008; 5:13 a.m.
A hospital lobbyist testified at the Tony Rezko corruption trial that he feared the friend and fundraiser of Gov. Rod Blagojevich would turn a hospital regulatory board against his clients. So Jeff Ladd, the...
| Jun 10, 2004
A week before a state board considers proposals to build four new hospitals in the suburbs, the board's vice chairman has resigned, officials said Wednesday.
Stuart Levine, a private investor who has been on the Illinois Health Facilities Planning...
| Jun 30, 2002
As reports of major crime fell for an unprecedented seventh straight year statewide, McHenry County recorded a sharp increase, particularly in violent crimes, according to state crime statistics released Sunday.
Law-enforcement officials said the...
| Aug 20, 2007
| 9:16 PM
A sweeping overhaul of Illinois' rules of the road for teen drivers was signed into law Monday, setting stringent licensing requirements with the promise of saving lives.
When the bill signed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich takes effect Jan. 1, it will give...
| Aug 12, 2009
It's 1 a.m. You have to get up at 6. You're exhausted, but you can't sleep. What do you do?
You may find yourself slurping a spoonful of NyQuil or taking a Tylenol PM. Is that the best approach?
It all depends on how often you are in this situation,...
| Aug 30, 2011
Q: If they can put wine in a box, why isn't there sparkling wine in a box? To me it would be a perfect container; the air doesn't go into the bag to lessen the bubbles.
—Elizabeth Dewey, Crystal Lake, Ill.
A: An excellent question, particularly as...