Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive “wedge” tornado virtually destroyed the town.
If you thought Chicago’s 40 percent turnout on Tuesday was poor – and it was – pity the surrounding suburbs. The Cook County Clerk’s office said suburban turnout was only about 14 percent on Tuesday. McHenry County barely reached 11 percent. Lake County was little better at 11.25 percent.
While voters in most suburban counties will receive an “I Voted” sticker in exchange for their completed ballot Tuesday, Lake County voters haven’t had the option to receive the coveted sticker in years.
Most local health departments said they are not seeing any more or fewer measles vaccinations being given since an outbreak of measles tied to Disneyland.
A maintenance worker walking along the Kishwaukee River found the fossilized incisor just lying in some brush, according to McHenry County Conservation District spokeswoman Wendy Kummerer.
Inbound train No. 114, which was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 12:35 p.m., is stopped near Prairie Grove due to a Nicor gas leak, according to Metra’s website. The train is currently about 50 minutes late.
A woman from Elk Grove Village has been charged with illegally providing guns to her nephew, who has been accused of shooting two McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies in October.
A McHenry County judge on Friday set bail at a million dollars for a man facing attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly shot two sheriff’s deputies early yesterday morning.
Some residents of a small community in McHenry County have begun gearing up to stop plans for a natural gas power plant in their village.
High winds and choppy water proved deadly for a Stone Park man on Sunday. The 49-year-old man was pulled out of Pistakee Lake in McHenry County, after he was unable to make it back to his boat when he went for a swim with his friends.
Stephen Canfield, of Harvard, was riding on the back of a golf cart headed south on Johnson Road, just north of Illinois Route 173 in unincorporated McHenry County near Hebron, when he fell off the cart.
A man was ejected from his motorcycle Saturday after making contact with a Freightliner truck in northwest suburban Richmond.
A baby Great Horned Owl that apparently fell out of its nest in McHenry County is now safe, thanks to a police officer in the village of Bull Valley.
McHenry County Sheriff’s police said they were notified at about 7:15 a.m. that a driver had spotted a body in the snow along the 11500 block of Hemmer Road in unincorporated McHenry County near Huntley.
Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, 39, reported to the McHenry County Jail shortly before 5 p.m. Friday — the court-ordered deadline for him to surrender.
McHenry County DOT Maintenance Superintendent Mark DeVries says they’ve been in operations for this storms since 7 o’clock Friday morning and have been operating 24/7 since.
A 10-year veteran of the McHenry County Sheriff’s office pleaded guilty Friday to bringing a child to Wisconsin, sexually abusing the child and then distributing the images on the Internet.
Concern about the potentially-deadly street drug known as “Krokodil” has spread to the far northwest suburbs.
A one-day arrest warrant roundup targeting narcotics violations resulted in 16 arrests in McHenry County last week, police said.
Health officials investigating the cases have been unable to track the illness to any particular food source, said Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold.