June 19, 2013
Bob loves to sit around the office all day and greet customers as they enter Precision Body Works in Crystal Lake.
June 18, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – More than two weeks after being told they no longer could meet at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Boy Scouts from Troop 550 still don't have a home.
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College received a $50,000 Institute of Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program collaborative planning grant.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Board of Trustees will convene for a special meeting Tuesday before its scheduled Committee of the Whole gathering.
June 16, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Before tossing any unused cardboard boxes into a recycling bin, consider throwing them into Crystal Lake.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Senior Citizens’ Club and Crystal Lake Senior Services Associates will host a special presentation June 24 about the history of the American flag offered by two Vietnam veterans, John White and Jim Mertz.
CRYSTAL LAKE – For some fathers, their duties as leaders do not end with their children.
The ladies behind the counter at Kalck’s Butcher Shop in Crystal Lake would love to talk, but it’s lunch rush and customers are stocking up for Father’s Day.
June 14, 2013
A Crystal Lake man who was wanted on warrants for theft charges in McHenry and Crystal Lake, and bank robbery charges in Chicago, was taken into custody Thursday by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Area residents can create a keepsake theme quilt or a photo quilt with classes offered by McHenry County College Continuing Education Department.
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College officials are spreading the word that anyone who plans to take a GED test in McHenry County this year must register and pay for the GED test in person by July 31 or will need to wait until a new test comes out in January 2014.
Steve Fuller approached the Crystal Lake City Council six years ago because he thought the community could do more to help the local environment.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Aaron Nei lives his life one sushi roll at a time.
June 13, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Thrifty shoppers soon could have more selections in Crystal Lake if a proposed Goodwill store is approved.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Moonlight & Music, a fundraising event for Pioneer Center for Human Services, will take place June 21 at the Crystal Lake Country Club.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Members of the Barrington Area Home Schoolers group will host their eighth annual Kids Toy Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday at Algonquin Township, 3702 Route 14.
June 12, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Senior Care Volunteer Network (formerly Faith in Action) received a $11,000 grant from the McHenry County Community Foundation, according to a news release from the agency's board of directors.
CRYSTAL LAKE – One-hour stand-up paddleboard lesson are being offered by the Crystal Lake Park District and Alpine Accessories.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Safety Town is a nationally recognized program that introduces safety skills to 5- and 6-year-olds.
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County Conservation District’s Safe Kids Wear Lids annual bike safety clinic will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Prairie Trail, Main Street Parking Lot – North.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Creative Arts Art School will host a summer art camp from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 17 through Aug. 7 for children ages 5 to 16.
June 11, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Create memories to last a lifetime with a trip to Ireland, including scenic views and ancient castles this fall.
June 10, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Learn how to sell handmade crafts or vintage items online, discover edible and medicinal plants outside or say goodbye to writer’s block with new special interest classes this summer offered by McHenry County College’s Continuing Education Department.
June 9, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Following years of growth, medical packaging products maker Technipaq is expanding with a new facility in Cary as it plans to boost production at its Crystal Lake manufacturing plant.
June 8, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – For Sandy Bigos, reading “OMG i luv u” on a phone screen just does not have the same sentimental value as an old-fashioned, handwritten letter.
June 7, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – District 47 could pay more than $23,000 in family health insurance benefits to former Superintendent Donn Mendoza as part of a resignation agreement reached Thursday night during a special meeting.
McHENRY – The principal of Crystal Lake South High School will be moving to McHenry West High School, district officials said.
The summer camp curriculum at Kids R Kids in Crystal Lake doesn’t quite compare with the rigidness of a school curriculum – it’s more like learning in disguise.
June 6, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – In a mutual decision, District 47 Superintendent Donn Mendoza resigned Thursday to allow the district and its school board to head in a different direction.
WOODSTOCK – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County has three volunteer restoration days coming up at local natural areas.
McHENRY – The number of participants, counties represented, and dollars raised all broke record at this year’s fourth annual SleepOut for Shelter, which was held May 11.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation continues the McHenry County College Educational Seminar Series.
McHENRY – Education to Empowerment is a new McHenry County College scholarship and mentoring opportunity for women offered by the Friends of MCC Foundation.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Sharon Karch, an Algonquin resident, suffered from a cancerous tumor on her kidney nearly 50 years ago, a time when cancer was rarely spoken about.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Golf Invitational will be held Friday at the Turnberry Country Club in Lakewood.
June 5, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – City officials took the first step toward implementing a $6.5 million road project that would widen Main Street and improve access to the Route 14 commercial corridor.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Green Drinks McHenry County will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N. Main St.
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is accepting registration for two scholarships that will be awarded to several students, including the Presidential Talent Scholarship and the Founding Faculty Scholarship.
June 4, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – The best teen bands in the Crystal Lake area will take the stage at the Crystal Lake Main Beach band shell on Friday to compete in the Crystal Lake Park District Battle of the Bands contest.
June 3, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District will offer a free belly dance class from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand Oaks Recreation Dance Room, 1401 W. Route 176.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Local volunteers are headed to Oklahoma for a week to help with cleanup efforts in areas hit worst by a tornado last month.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Due to infrastructure upgrades at Veteran Acres Park, electric power will be unavailable on the west side of the park (Walkup Avenue side) on Monday, June 3, and Tuesday, June 4.
June 2, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – A local Cub Scout pack and Boy Scout troop are looking for a new place to meet after the church that served as its meeting place for five years said it needed to sever ties.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Pat McEvilly’s view out of her Primrose Lane home is not as pleasant as it once was.
May 31, 2013
CRYSTAL LAKE – Most area neighborhoods have been affected by the emerald ash borer, and McHenry County College is no exception.
CRYSTAL LAKE – A pet adoption fair that was scheduled for June 15 at the Crystal Lake post office has been canceled.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The 2013 Arthritis Walk will be at noon Sunday at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Explore prehistoric cave art at the Field Museum’s Stone Age exhibit or browse through the Botanical Garden’s Butterfly and Blooms exhibit with two separate day trips offered by McHenry County College’s Trips and Tours program.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The 2013 Summer Sunday Series at the Colonel Palmer House kicks off from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday with “Chewing the Cud: Cows on the Farm.”
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce named Curran Group Inc. its Robert O. Covey Business of the Year at an awards ceremony Wednesday.