| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:54 AM
It's that time of year again, time to check out some of the more artistically enterprising U.S. summer classical music festivals. Whether it's a world premiere, an unusual opera, an orchestral or chamber rarity, or a gifted young artist seeking exposure...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:46 PM
It is no coincidence that the lead character—the insecure, ambitious, lonely, befuddled, athletic, smart and searching John Lincoln—of Richard Babcock’s fine new novel “Are You Happy Now?” is an editor with a small Chicago...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:17 PM
An off-duty police officer and a good Samaritan helped rescue a woman from a car fire shortly before it engulfed her vehicle in McHenry County today, officials said.
The woman was travelling east on Northwest Highway near Woodstock at about 7 a.m....
| May 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
A McHenry County man who was pimping his pregnant wife was sentenced today to 50 years in prison for killing a man who had come to their home for sex in 2011.
Tim Smith, 28, of rural Woodstock, had placed ads online soliciting sex with his wife, Kim...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 5:19 PM
A man died after emergency crews pulled him from his home during a fire in Crystal Lake this morning that involved suspicious circumstances, authorities said.
The man died following a fire at a home in the 7:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Moorland Lane in...
| Jul 29, 2013
You could miss it walking by. A small red circle with a line crossing over an image of a gun and a knife, printed on white paper and posted just east of the entrance: "NO WEAPONS."
But the makeshift sign outside Keefer's Restaurant on Chicago's Near...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:09 PM
McHenry County sheriff's deputies fired shots at a man who pointed a gun at them as they served a warrant near Marengo today, but the man was not hit by the gunfire and was arrested after a short barricade situation.
At 12:18 p.m. members of the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Flooding closed the Edens Expressway at Pratt Avenue for about three hours this morning and shut down the McHenry branch of Metra's Union Pacific Northwest Line for the entire day.
The expressway was closed in both directions around 7 a.m. The inbound...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:09 AM
A 63-year-old man died this morning when his car was struck head-on by another vehicle in McHenry County.
About 6 a.m. a 2012 Lincoln MKZ sedan was headed westbound in the 22900 block of U.S. Route 20 in unincorporated McHenry County's Marengo Township...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:21 PM
The first winter storm of the season is moving in fast and has hit the north and western suburbs with a fury as downed power lines were reported in McHenry County.
Around 5 p.m., ComEd officials said more than 24,000 people were without power, most...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 12, Between The Lynes book store in Woodstock, IL at 6:00-8:00 PM. Phone Arlene Lynes at 815-206-5967 for more information.
Saturday, Dec. 15 - Barshinger Farm Machine Shop, 1-3 PM. Take U.S. 30 into Waterman. Go into town to the...