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Island Lake teen cited in Cary crash that damaged power pole

CARY – An 18-year-old Island Lake man was cited after crashing his vehicle into a power pole Tuesday night in Cary, police said. The crash occurred about 11:30 p.m., when a vehicle hit a pole on Silver Lake Road at Sterling Ridge Boulevard, Cary Deputy Police Chief Jim Fillmore said. The crash caused a minor disruption to power in [...]

Family member of Cary man found unresponsive at McHenry County jail says death was suicide

WOODSTOCK – The partner of a Cary man found unresponsive at the McHenry County jail Friday said the man killed himself because he could no longer keep up with mounting child support fees. Jail staff discovered Tom M. Doheny, 51, while they were doing rounds at 8:10 p.m. Friday. Doheny was taken to Centegra Woodstock Medical Center [...]

2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit scheduled at 5 sites

This year’s Illinois Farm Economics Summit will address the profitability of Illinois agriculture and how to manage financial stress. The University of Illinois Extension and members of the farmdoc team from the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics in the College of ACES is offering a series of five Farm Economics Sum [...]

Volo Auto Museum offers to relocate Des Plaines McDonald's museum to save it from demolition

VOLO — The Volo Auto Museum has reached out to McDonald’s Corp. in an attempt to relocate the museum and replica of the hamburger chain’s first restaurant from Des Plaines to Volo. McDonald’s previously said the building will be razed in December. In a Facebook post shared more than 1,000 times and counting, the [...]

Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON – Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers’ favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump’s presidency isn’t something everyone in the Rogers family is toasting. “For [...]


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