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New Illinois mileage bill would tax drivers by the mile

ILLINOIS (KMOV.com)-- A new bill introduced Thursday would impose a tax on each mile driven by Illinois motorists. The bill, which was proposed by Rep. Marcus C. Evans, would create a pilot program that would charge motorists per the mile. Drivers who voluntarily participate in the program would pay


Spring Grove woman gets probation for misusing Crystal Lake employer's credit cards

A 57-year-old woman convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from her Crystal Lake employer says she was the victim of the situation that resulted in a two-year probation sentence Friday.


Aurora communities mourn shooting victims in Illinois

Communities in Aurora, Illinois, held emotional vigils over the weekend for the victims of the deadly workplace shooting. Police identified the shooter as a disgruntled worker who was in the process of being fired. NBC’s Ron Mott reports for TODAY.


Top 38 Lakemoor home sales for 2018

A home buyer who paid $312,000 to purchase a home in Rockwell Place on Nov. 26 paid the top home sale price for Lakemoor in 2018, according to BlockShopper.com, which calculated the top 50 home sale prices by city for the 12 months ending Dec. 31.


Reports detail Illinois State Police sergeant's arrest in Crystal Lake

That's what a Crystal Lake police officer said on Feb. 1 as he pulled over a silver SUV that had been intermittently flashing police lights and blaring a siren. The driver turned out to be 49-year-old Matthew E. Konie, a master sergeant with the Illinois State Police.


Illinois' worst 100 grade school ELA scores: Where does your school district rank?

Grade school districts in Zion, North Chicago and Beach Park ranked among Illinois' lowest for reading aptitude, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. As part of the annual Partnership For Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers ("PARCC") examination, Illinois public school stu


High school sports roundup for Saturday, Feb. 16

Cary-Grove co-op's Peyton Richardson and Ben Castro earned three state bids apiece Saturday at the Barrington Sectional and will be among eight local swimmers to compete at next week's IHSA Boys Swimming State Meet at New Trier.


State Lawmakers In Champaign-Urbana Seeking Public Input About Legalizing Weed In Illinois

Senator Scott Bennett and Representative Carol Ammons will host a town hall on marijuana legalization on Feb. 18, 2019. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Illinois Terminal in Champaign.


Study: Beer costs are cheapest in Illinois

ILLINOIS (WAND) – People can buy beer in Illinois at cheaper prices than anywhere else in the country, a study says. A publication called Simple Thrifty Living put together data of beer costs in each U.S. state by looking at what 24-packs of Bud Light and Miller Lite cost. Numbers from retailers in


Cops knew Illinois gunman who murdered 5 illegally owned gun

Illinois police say they knew Gary Martin illegally owned a handgun years before he used it to murder five people Friday at his workplace in suburban Chicago. Authorities revealed Saturday that a state ban on violent felons owning guns failed to prevent Martin, 45, from possessing the gun he used to


Fire causes $10K in damage to Crystal Lake business

An overnight fire caused $10,000 in damage to a Crystal Lake business, according to the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department. The department responded about 2:30 a.m. Thursday to the 20th block of Burdent Drive, which is just south of Route 176 in Crystal Lake. The response was to a reported gas leak


Illinois woman claims SE Iowa lottery ticket worth millions

CLIVE, Iowa — An Illinois woman has plans to buy a house and a new car and get a big jump start on her retirement planning now that she has won a $2 million Powerball prize. “If I do it right, this should set me up for the rest of my life,” Lisa Hays said as she claimed her prize Monday at Iowa Lott


Cattleman’s offers wide selection of homemade burgers, craft beers in Algonquin

Cattleman’s Burger and Brew, 205 S. Main St., takes these two American traditions seriously. The new restaurant will have a grand opening March 1, but staff have been serving locals since early February. The downtown restaurant boasts more than 70 beers and massive burgers.


Algonquin-Lake In The Hills: 5 Latest Homes To Hit The Market

ALGONQUIN-LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL — On the hunt for a new home nearby, but getting tired of looking through the same old real-estate listings again and again? Not to fear! To keep you up to date, we've compiled an up-to-date batch of new listings nearby.


Lake-effect snow falling across Chicago area for morning commute; Winter Weather Advisory for Lake County

CHICAGO -- A steady light snow will continue into Monday forenoon across the Chicago area, diminishing slowly from the west with the emphasis shifting to a band of lake-effect snow showers expected to shift south from Lake and McHenry Counties into Cook and DuPage Counties, eventually curving around


Tracks could soon have enclosed outdoor patio

The patio at Tracks Bar and Grill is a popular haunt in the summer months. Soon it could be the neighborhood’s favorite dining spot open all year long. The decades-old burger joint at 108 Main St. in Cary is angling to build a roof over the outdoor patio to make it a four-season dining area, said Ca


Addiction Researchers Question Illinois Plan To Swap Cannabis For Opioids.

Advocates of Illinois’ “Opioid Alternative Pilot Program,” which allows patients eligible for an opioid prescription the option to receive medical cannabis instead, argue that drug is proven to be the safer and less addictive option. But addiction researchers writing in this month’s edition of the J


WATCH LIVE: Aurora Strong Vigil after shooting at Henry Pratt Company

AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- An Aurora company reopened Monday morning, two days after a shooting that left five innocent people dead. Colleagues, family members and strangers showed up to the Henry Pratt building, bringing flowers, leaving candles or just offering support.


Clinton Co. deputies arrest Illinois murder suspect following chase that reached speeds of 125 mph

CLINTON COUNTY, Mo. — A man who authorities say is wanted for first-degree murder in Rockford, Illinois was captured in Clinton County on Saturday night following a high-speed chase.


Plan Commission to consider housing plan for Woodstock Station site

Woodstock's Plan Commission this month will consider a proposal for the Woodstock Station site. A developer wants to build 91 single family homes for the area, located off Clay and First streets in Woodstock, near the railroad. The homes would likely be two- and three-bedroom models between 1,600 to