| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Illinois primary election day dawned Tuesday with voters getting to shape the Republican and Democratic fall tickets for contests ranging from governor and U.S. Senate down to the state legislature and county board.
Polls opened across the state at 6 a....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Friday's print column Win or lose Tuesday, state Sen. Jim Oberweis will leave us with an object lesson in how not to campaign with a big lead. A Tribune/WGN-TV poll conducted March 1-5 found Oberweis, of Sugar Grove, with a......
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Charles Oliver, who was accused of raping eight women he met on Craigslist and other dating sites, pleaded guilty to two more counts of sexual assault today.
Convicted by a McHenry County jury last month in the first case, Oliver calmly agreed to the...
| 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.
| Mar 14, 2014
Win or lose Tuesday, state Sen. Jim Oberweis will leave us with an object lesson in how not to campaign with a big lead.
A Tribune/WGN-TV poll conducted March 1-5 found Oberweis, of Sugar Grove, with a comfortable 52 percent to 18 percent lead over...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Voters deserve and should demand transparency in the fiscal activities of government. The Treasurer’s office is the ideal nucleus for opening the books and enlightening the taxpayer.
McHenry County is behind surrounding Illinois counties in...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Don Orseno, a 30-year Metra veteran and former locomotive engineer, was appointed Friday to run the nation's second-largest commuter rail agency, taking over as Metra struggles to overcome a patronage controversy and service-crippling weather.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:05 PM
A Harvard man pleaded guilty today to stabbing his estranged wife "multiple times" in the head.
Jose Enriquez-Hernandez, 46, had been out of jail on bond on a charge of aggravated domestic abuse against his wife at the time of the 2012 attack, which the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley today began serving his 60 day sentence after pleading guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter, officials said. Richard Vanecko, 39, turned himself into McHenry County officials where he began serving...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Nanci Koschman had spent almost a decade waiting for this moment.
After a sleepless night, she sat in a Rolling Meadows courtroom Friday fighting back tears as Richard “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley, turned to face...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Martin Oberman, a former Chicago alderman, was picked today to chair Metra's board of directors, bringing a city voice to a post often held by suburbanites.
Oberman said he hopes to guide Metra past the difficulties that erupted after the forced...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:14 PM
A woman in her 80s was pronounced dead after she was found this morning lying in the snow in unincorporated Huntley wearing only a nightgown and boots.
Shortly after 7 a.m., the McHenry County sheriffs were called to the 11500 block of Hemmer Road...