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  • Eisenmann ramps up hiring

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Eisenmann Corp. has been ramping up and hiring engineers after shedding its manufacturing arm in 2006.
    April 18, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Crystal Lake approves $91 million budget

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake City Council approved a $91 million budget Tuesday that closely resembles last year's annual spending plan.
    April 16, 2014 - 6:49 am
  • Former girlfriend: surveillance photo was Crystal Lake man

    WOODSTOCK – The former girlfriend of Eric Sorenson took one look at a surveillance photo believed to be the Crystal Lake man – gun in hand, standing a ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Public hearing set for Crystal Lake’s $91.3 million budget

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on its proposed $91.3 million budget for capital and operational expen ...
    April 15, 2014 - 7:31 am
  • Dorion-Gray names new vice president, partner

    CRYSTAL LAKE – John Georgy, a life-long resident of Crystal Lake, has been promoted to vice president and was also recently named a partner at Dorion- ...
    April 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Stewart: New bill seeks to enhance workplace protections for pregnant employees

    Illinois House Bill 8 (HB8) was approved by the House this past week with a 65-36 vote, and now moves on to the Senate.
    April 11, 2014 - 6:04 pm
  • Crystal Lake Little Leagues scramble to prepare fields

    There’s a landscape crew sculpting the edges of a nearby ball field – defining the lines between dirt and deadened grass – when Scott Mackeben pops ou ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Black Diamond buys second Rockford company

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Black Diamond Plumbing and Mechanical Inc. has bought Cool Heat Supply of Rockford.Co ...
    April 11, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • Fire in Crystal Lake contained to garage

    A fire that started Friday afternoon in a garage at 650 Nottingham Lane in Crystal Lake was contained to the garage with minimal damage to the house, ...
    April 12, 2014 - 8:14 am
  • Flaming garbage truck sparks brush fire in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE - The flaming contents inside a garbage truck started a brush fire in Crystal Lake on Thursday morning.
    April 11, 2014 - 6:50 am
  • MCCD organizes family-friendly events

    WOODSTOCK – Birds, composting and fallen trees are the topics of upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programming.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Firefighters battle flames in Crystal Lake

    Photos of crews battling a Crystal Lake fire ...
    April 10, 2014 - 6:43 am
  • Video: Crews battle Crystal Lake fire

    Video of crews battling a fire on Riverside Drive in Crystal Lake ...
    April 9, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • Officials: grill started Crystal Lake fire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Officials say a fire that left one rural Crystal Lake home uninhabitable and another damaged originated on a grill.
    April 10, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • McHenry County College hosts art show reception Friday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The public can attend a reception on Friday for the hundreds of students who were selected for the 2014 Fox Valley Conference Art Show ...
    April 9, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Cellphone crackdown: Local police departments step up enforcement of new law

    In the span of two four-hour targeted enforcement campaigns earlier this year conducted by Lake in the Hills police, 41 drivers were cited for talking ...
    April 5, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Sage YMCA renovations start to take shape

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Only now, only after locker rooms have opened and the foundation has been laid, does this $18.2 million project seem like reality.
    April 4, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • Wisconsin man jailed on child porn charges

    WOODSTOCK – A Darien, Wis., man is facing charges in McHenry County for allegedly possessing pornographic images of children.
    April 4, 2014 - 12:37 am
  • MCCD budget makes cuts ahead of expected revenue shortage

    WOODSTOCK – Abandoned programs, scaled back capital improvement plans and shorter visitor center hours are on the table as the McHenry County Conserva ...
    April 3, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Black Diamond buys Axberg Heating in Rockford

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Black Diamond Plumbing and Mechanical, Inc. has acquired Rockford-based Axberg Heating.
    April 2, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • Illinois speeders would keep driver's licenses under proposed bill

    To cash a check or get on an airplane, many people have to show their driver's license, which can be a problem for those who have to hand it over afte ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • McHenry County unemployment rate at 8.8 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate was 8.8 percent in February, down from 9.7 percent in February 2013, according to preliminary figure ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Civiltech Engineering lauded by ISPE

    CRYSTAL LAKE – As part of eWeek to celebrate the work of professional engineers, the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers released the results o ...
    March 28, 2014 - 6:38 pm
  • Crystal Lake man to lead Rockford Area EDC

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Area Economic Development Council named Michael P. Nicholas of Crystal Lake as the new president of the regional organization ...
    March 28, 2014 - 6:39 pm
  • Kaplan: Tattoo studios should be allowed in business districts

    Before I get into the meat of this discussion, full disclosure is required. I don’t have a tattoo. Neither does my wife or any of my kids for that mat ...
    March 27, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Dorion-Gray: Be sure to have these five estate planning documents at all times

    There are five key estate planning documents you may need, regardless of your age, health or wealth:
    March 26, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • McHenry County meningitis deaths unrelated

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Rosalyn Hayes thought her 27-year-old daughter had the flu when she woke up the morning of March 12 with nausea and body aches.
    March 25, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Electrical equipment sparks fire at Crystal Lake massage therapy school

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Overheated electrical equipment caused a small fire in a Crystal Lake massage therapy school Monday, the Crystal Lake Fire Department s ...
    March 24, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • On the Record With... Jay Druml

    McHENRY – Jay Druml’s next goal is to run a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon – after he swims 2.4 miles and rides his bike 112 miles.
    March 24, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Baxter & Woodman stays on as village engineer

    PRAIRIE GROVE – The village of Prairie Grove recently reappointed Baxter & Woodman Inc. as the village engineer for a three-year term.  
    March 21, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • Bottalla joins Baird & Warner in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Broker Associate Joseph Bottalla has joined Baird & Warner’s Far Northwest Suburban office in Crystal Lake and satellite office in Carp ...
    March 21, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • As snow piled up this winter, so did municipalities’ bills

    Between the overtime and the salt, the fuel and the vehicle maintenance, municipalities have racked up the bills this winter.
    March 24, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Keeping busy on spring break

    With youngsters in the county out of school for the next week, parents will be looking for activities to keep them entertained.
    March 22, 2014 - 12:48 am
  • MCC spring job fair set for early next month

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Those searching for a job are invited to a spring job fair at McHenry County College.
    March 21, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • McHenry restricts outdoor water use

    McHENRY – In an effort to address potential water shortages, McHenry has adopted a new three-tiered system restricting outdoor water use.
    March 21, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • MCC career expo geared toward middle school, high school students

    CRYSTAL LAKE – While inside the McHenry County College gym Wednesday, 12-year-old Hadley Giovacchini started making virtual cuts on the college’s anat ...
    March 20, 2014 - 2:26 pm
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