May 23, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Countryside Garden Club’s annual plant sale will be Friday and Saturday.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District along with Chicago Kite will present Kite Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lippold Park Soccer Field.
CRYSTAL LAKE – An even split did not come across as an even compromise for Crystal Lake City Council members looking to McHenry County officials to help fund beautifying efforts on the concrete wall along Walkup Road.
May 22, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Public Library invites patrons of all ages to register for an “EPIC Celebration” this summer as the library celebrates 100 years of service and kicks off its Summer Reading Program.
May 20, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will host its next community forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Crystal Lake School District 47 C.O.R.E. Center, 300 Commerce Drive.
CRYSTAL LAKE – In this quiet Crystal Lake subdivision, it’s common to find people walking their dogs, cats in the yard or wild rabbits running through front lawns.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Joe Ornelas remembers crashing in his office at 3 a.m. after another gig in a Chicago bar.
May 19, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Hospitals serving McHenry County charge wildly different prices for the same treatment, according to figures released by the federal government for the first time.
May 16, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – More than 100 senior citizens were honored at St. Thomas the Apostle Church on Thursday in celebration of Older Americans Month.
CRYSTAL LAKE – When Janet Mitchell comes into work, she looks at five screens, types on four keyboards, operates three computer mice and wears a headset to speak on the phone.
Helping Paws Animal Shelter’s annual spring sale is scheduled to begin late this month.
May 15, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois, celebrating its sixth year serving girls, will host its fifth annual Girls on the Run 5K on Sunday at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock.
May 14, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – The annual Crystal Lake Central High School art show is getting bigger this year as the school is teaming up with Prairie Ridge High School to showcase student pieces.
Three people were transported to the hospital on Tuesday morning following a three-car accident on Route 176 near Crystal Lake, according to the Nunda Rural Fire Protection District.
RICHMOND – An overnight fire on Tuesday caused $30,000 worth of damage to a former chiropractic care center in Richmond, according to the Richmond Township Fire Protection District.
May 13, 2013
UNION – The McHenry County Historical Society Committee will plaque the Josephine and William Lorimer Jr. House, 615 Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, at 1 p.m. Saturday.
May 12, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Local nonprofits could face growing recruitment challenges as the economy improves and Baby Boomers retire.
May 11, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Nearly 400 McHenry County residents braved cloudy and windy conditions Saturday to pitch tents and sleep in cardboard homes for an overnight fundraiser meant to bring attention to homelessness.
May 10, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Cathy Patenaude said the Family Health Partnership Clinic no longer can contain the continuously growing spirit of giving.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The past year has been a rough one for Bill Silvester.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Senior Care Volunteer Network (formerly Faith in Action) and Preferred Health Care Ltd. will host the Older Americans Lunch 2013 on Thursday.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Acts of Sweetness, A Divine Dessert Tasting, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Park Place banquet facility, 406 W. Woodstock St.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police officers will be out in full force Friday through May 27 to make sure residents take time to remember safe driving practices during their Memorial Day gatherings.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Tri-Garden Clubs of Crystal Lake will host their annual plant sale May 18 from 9 a.m. until the plants are gone at the Dole Mansion, 401 Country Club Road.
May 9, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District will host its annual Used Bike Sale on Saturday.
CRYSTAL LAKE – A 19-year-old Crystal Lake man has been charged with abusing a family or household member, police said.
May 8, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake bikers are on track for a series of new routes that would add 6 to 7 miles of new lanes to a bikeway corridor that could be built this fall.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Rev. Michael Lapsley was a young priest involved in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa when, in April 1990, he opened a letter bomb sent by the South African regime. It exploded and he lost both hands, an eye and some hearing.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Rural Letter Carrier Association and the U.S. Postal Service will conduct their 21st annual Nationwide Food Drive on Saturday to help stock food banks and pantries.
May 6, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Purple is everywhere in downtown Crystal Lake.
Anxiety and trouble coping can grind some students’ learning to a stop.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Enrollment at McHenry County College rose this spring as numbers dipped slightly at most community colleges across the state.
May 5, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – During one of the worst nights within a stretch of bad ones, Johanna Raithel tried to make her four-wheeled apartment a home.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Library will expand its collection of print and audiovisual materials of interest to African-American and Latino students.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College’s Trips and Tours program is offering a trip to see “The Book of Mormon” musical in Chicago on Aug. 24.
May 4, 2013
The fire Wednesday that destroyed one house and damaged four others near Crystal Lake burned the cedar shake on most of the houses. Those shingles are more combustible than other types of roofing materials, fire officials say.
May 3, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will present a student recital at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Luecht Conference Center at the college, 8900 Route 14.
WOODSTOCK – An Island Lake couple face felony theft charges after allegedly stealing tools from a Crystal Lake business and reselling them, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Fire Department outlined the damage that a fire caused to five homes in an unincorporated area near Crystal Lake.
May 2, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake District 155 plans to carry out $3.2 million worth of capital projects this summer, including replacing bleachers at the Crystal Lake South High School football stadium and the field house at Crystal Lake Central.
McHENRY – Centegra Health System’s breast health program will sponsor Mammo Monday events throughout McHenry County during May and June.
McHENRY – For the past three years, SleepOut for Shelter has helped raise awareness and much-needed funds for homeless services through McHenry County PADS, a program of Pioneer Center for Human Services.
Big Brothers Big Sisters leadership board celebrates anniversary with fundraiser
McHENRY – Centegra Health System offers echocardiogram heart screenings designed for teenagers ages 13 to 18. The screening is an ultrasound of the heart that can help detect heart defects and abnormalities, even when no symptoms are present.
May 1, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Replacements for two District 155 principals moving to new positions next fall have been approved by the Board of Education.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate older adults and their contributions and achievements.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Centegra Health System will host two free wellness lectures in May.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Environmental Defenders’ spring Use-It-Again garage sale will be Thursday through Saturday at the Algonquin Township Road District garage, 3702 Route 14, between Crystal Lake and Cary.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department is the fourth law enforcement agency in McHenry County to receive advanced accreditation.
CRYSTAL LAKE – A Wisconsin-based religious group is seeking permission to open a larger thrift store along Route 14 in Crystal Lake.