| Mar 30, 2014
When you get married for the first time at the age of 61, you want to do it right. That's why Scott Urban chose an Elvis impersonator to perform the ceremony at his 2008 nuptials to Karen Morby.
The vows were nontraditional. Elvis asked Scott, "Are...
| Apr 3, 2010
Sometimes, to escape the leash of e-mail and the voices of editors, Osgood and I take a drive in the country, and this always makes us feel calmer, even though the drives are getting longer because the country is being pushed farther and farther away....
| May 10, 2014
| 5:11 AM
The incoming director of student services at Winnetka Public Schools District 36 said she'll bring previous experience in special education and blended early childhood education programs at other districts to the job she starts May 27.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:44 PM
After allegedly harassing his ex-girlfriend for weeks, a man threatened the woman and her mother with a gun in a Northwest suburban home, shot a police officer who tried to intervene and was then fatally shot by police, authorities said.
| May 2, 2013
| 1:12 PM
For the second time in less than three years, a Crystal Lake woman has been arrested and charged with cruel treatment of horses in her care, officials said today.
Jamie Koy, 39, of the 6100 block of East Hillside Drive, already was on probation for a...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Authorities said today they are looking for a Crystal Lake man in connection with a drug conspiracy case that already has resulted in the arrest of five people.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Terry R. Pugh, 24, whose last known address...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:28 AM
A crash in northwest suburban Crystal Lake left one person dead and another critically injured Monday, authorities said.
About 5:45 p.m., a southbound Toyota Camry 4-door crossed into a northbound lane on Pyott Road just south of Rakow Road, striking...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:37 PM
A McHenry County judge ruled Wednesday that school officials violated the law by building 51-foot-tall bleachers on the Crystal Lake South High School football field last fall without going through the city's zoning process.
But he stopped short of...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A McHenry County judge was not swayed today by a doctor’s claim that a former Crystal Lake youth baseball coach could be cured by "community-based" treatment.
Instead, the judge sentenced the 41-year-old man to two years in prison.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Marie Ann Vos believed every child should have the opportunity to feel the joy of performing music, a passion she developed as a youngster and later while playing with her high school band in Minnesota.
A longtime resident of Crystal Lake, Mrs. Vos...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:17 PM
A McHenry County judge on Tuesday dropped a hate crime charge against a middle school boy who attacked a fellow student in February.
As part of a plea deal, the boy admitted guilt to the remaining charge, aggravated battery, and apologized to the victim...