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‘A horrific act’: Huntley man charged with first-degree murder of 2 children, adult in Boone County

A Huntley man has been charged with the murders of two children and an adult that occurred last month at a home in Boone County, police announced. Belvidere Police Chief Shane Woody announced the charges during a press conference held Wednesday afternoon. Alize Q. Smith, 24, of Huntley, was charged with three counts of first-degree […]

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Northwestern Medicine says they will end maternity services at McHenry hospital next week

Northwestern Medicine announced their McHenry hospital will eliminate labor and delivery services starting this coming Tuesday after a state board approved the change earlier this week. The ​​​​​Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board met on Tuesday and voted 7-1 to allow the Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry to close their obstetrics and gynecology department. […]

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State board approves request to eliminate maternity services at Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry

A state board on Tuesday approved an application from Northwestern Medicine to eliminate labor and delivery services at their McHenry hospital starting next month. The ​​​​​Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board met Tuesday and voted 7-1 to allow the Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry to close their obstetrics and gynecology department. Beginning in January, […]

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LifeNet helicopter lands on tollway to transport seriously injured victim from I-90 crash near Huntley

A LifeNet medical helicopter landed on the tollway Tuesday evening to transport a seriously injured victim from a rollover crash on Interstate 90 near Huntley. The Huntley Fire Protection District and Illinois State Police responded around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday to Interstate 90 at mile marker 48.75 for a vehicle crash with injuries. Illinois State Police […]