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  • Decision day for Illinois primary election voters

    Decision day for Illinois primary election voters
    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....
  • Oberweis' ill-timed Florida trip lets Truax back in the game

     
    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......
  • Craigslist rapist pleads guilty to more crimes

    Craigslist rapist pleads guilty to more crimes
    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...
  • Ex-youth baseball coach gets 2 years for child porn

    Ex-youth baseball coach gets 2 years for child porn
    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. "The court...
  • Oberweis' ill-timed Florida trip

     Oberweis' ill-timed Florida trip
    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...
  • Jeffrey Thorsen for transparency

    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...
  • Former train engineer Orseno named Metra chief executive

    Former train engineer Orseno named Metra chief executive
    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. Metra's...
  • Man gets 15 years for stabbing wife in the head

    Man gets 15 years for stabbing wife in the head
    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...
  • Nephew of former Mayor Daley begins serving jail time

    Nephew of former Mayor Daley begins serving jail time
    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...
  • Daley nephew Vanecko pleads guilty in Koschman death

    Daley nephew Vanecko pleads guilty in Koschman death
    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...
  • Former alderman picked as new Metra chairman

    Former alderman picked as new Metra chairman
    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...
  • Elderly woman dies after being found in snow in McHenry County

    Elderly woman dies after being found in snow in McHenry County
    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...