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  • McHenry softball team rebounds, routs Cary-Gove

    McHENRY – Over the course of five lesson-producing losses this spring, McHenry's softball team waited patiently for its offense to come around.
    April 17, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Garden club marks milestone

    McHENRY – Filling the empty yard of her Emerald Drive house became Jackie Homa’s project.She planted ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • McHenry water polo team loses by 1 goal at Riverside-Brookfield

    The McHenry boys water polo team lost a close match against Riverside-Brookfield, 11-10, Monday night in Riverside.
    April 14, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Man charged with vehicle burglary in McHenry

    McHENRY – A 20-year-old man has been charged with four counts of burglary to a motor vehicle, police said in a news release.
    April 15, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Challenger leagues call for ‘buddies’

    McHenry County’s two avenues for special needs little leaguers are asking for a few more buddies to help in the field and along the base paths.
    April 14, 2014 - 8:54 am
  • Huntley's Amanze Egekeze leads 'Home' All-Stars to victory

    HEBRON – Huntley’s Amanze Egekeze waited to check in with 5:00 remaining when he got a message from Marian Central coach Curtis Price.
    April 14, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Recovering new housing market restarts some unfinished subdivisions

    WOODSTOCK – Unfinished subdivisions such as the one on the north side of Woodstock are scattered across McHenry County.
    April 13, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Huntley, others receive ITEP grants for bike projects

    HUNTLEY – The state will grant Huntley $1.1 million to build a multi-use path that would allow runners and bicyclists to safely navigate Route 47.
    April 12, 2014 - 5:37 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
  • Inside Track and Field: Huntley's Boos, Marian's Dowell Athletes of Week

    Boys Track and Field Athlete of the WeekConnor BoosHuntley, jr.Boos won the 200 meters and was third ...
    April 11, 2014 - 6:55 pm
  • Alexis Morales leads McHenry soccer team past Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – Every good team has one – that player whose name doesn’t always appear in the box score or on the stat sheet but does all the little thing ...
    April 11, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • McHenry City Council rejects tattoo parlor's application

    McHENRY – A third tattoo parlor will not be opening in McHenry – at least not yet.The McHenry City C ...
    April 10, 2014 - 6:52 am
  • McHenry to allow LED signs

    McHENRY – Businesses will now be able to use LED signs and have extra signs up for their grand openings.
    April 8, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • McHenry budget gets committee approval

    McHENRY – The McHenry Finance Committee signed off on a proposed $38.6 million budget at its meeting Monday evening.
    April 8, 2014 - 4:06 pm
  • Baseball insider: McHenry's Robert Nagel athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekRobert NagelMcHenry, SeniorNagel picked up two wins, both in relief pressure situ ...
    April 7, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Underground Fitness offers Zumba Step

    McHENRY – The Underground Fitness Club recently joined forces with Zumba to launch Zumba Step across the U.S. and McHenry County.  
    April 4, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Grant KaleJacobsSeniorBaseball1. What’s your favorite wild animal?Lion, because it’s kind of like th ...
    April 6, 2014 - 2:56 am
  • McHenry considers balanced budget

    McHENRY – An updated billing system, road improvements, a boat ramp and the engineering for a proposed recreation center and consolidation of the city ...
    April 8, 2014 - 4:07 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
  • Shah Center to offer ‘Lean Office’ course

    McHENRY – McHenry County College’s Shah Center is offering an Introduction to a “Lean Office: Creating a Workplace of Precision and Speed” course from ...
    April 4, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Recruiting Notes: CL Central's Dalman to Montana

    Claire Dalman experienced an eventful winter, which culminated in February with an IHSA award and signing her National Letter of Intent.
    April 4, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • McHenry's McCullom Lake Road improvements face delay

    McHENRY – Improvements to the city of McHenry portion of McCullom Lake Road likely won’t happen until next year, its city administrator said.
    April 4, 2014 - 12:35 am
  • McHenry to begin spring hydrant flushing

    McHENRY – City public works crews are scheduled to begin spring hydrant flushing on April 7, according to a news release.
    March 31, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Judge gives 16 years for McHenry machete attack

    WOODSTOCK – A judge on Friday sent a McHenry man to prison for 16 years for his role in a machete attack that she called “brutal” and “heinous.”
    March 29, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • McHenry church to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies in June

    McHENRY – A McHenry church is preparing to officiate some of the first same-sex marriages in McHenry County when the licenses become legal in June.
    March 25, 2014 - 7:26 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
  • 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
  • McHenry police reports for March 21, 2014

    • Jennifer M. Richards, 35, 1938 N. Orleans St., McHenry, was charged Monday, Feb. 3, with retail theft.
    March 20, 2014 - 7:16 pm
  • McHenry council approves 'Band-Aid' ahead of consolidation plans

    McHENRY – The city is putting "another Band-Aid" on its central wastewater treatment plant, which hopes to decommission in the coming years, its publi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 4:08 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
  • Jacobs pulls away late to claim FVC indoor title

    CARPENTERSVILLE – For the first time in five years, a team not named Crystal Lake Central claimed the Fox Valley Conference Boys Indoor Track and Fiel ...
    March 20, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Three area players set for 3-point showdown

    Marian Central’s Kyler Hardie thoroughly enjoyed his round at the IHSA 3-Point Showdown at the Class 3A Hampshire Sectional on Friday.
    March 19, 2014 - 6:17 pm
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