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  • Decades later, victims' families fight serial killer Smith's parole

    CHICAGO – More than four decades after his crimes, admitted serial killer Mark A. Smith continues to torture his victims’ families, prosecutors said W ...
    UPDATED: Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Illinois ticket quota ban draws mixed opinions among police in McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – At least one traffic stop each work day, at least one ticket every two shifts, a 30-minute patrol of residential areas and a 30-minute ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • McHenry police reports for Aug. 13, 2014

    • Joseph A. Savino, 31, 28904 Pilgrims Pass, Lakemoor, was charged Monday, July 7, with felony retail theft.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Chain O’ Lakes Brewing to celebrate ‘beer-iversary’

    McHENRY – Chain O’ Lakes Brewing Co., 3425 Pearl St., McHenry, plans to mark its first year in business with a one year “beer-iversary” from 1 to 6 p. ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Bates: Putting down the competition reflects poorly on you

    Every once in a while, I hear a member make a negative comment about a competitor.I truly understand ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Huntley’s TEQ Thermoform donates to Pioneer Center

    McHENRY – TEQ Thermoform, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, recently donated $5,000 to Pioneer Center for Human Services.
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Centegra hospitals

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Centegra Health System’s hospitals were recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report.U ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Two McHenry County men charged with soliciting sex

    Two McHenry County men have been charged with solicitation of a sexual act after being arrested during a national crackdown on purchased sex, the Lake ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Cumpata: Economic development efforts heat up this summer

    Summer is my favorite season of the year. Personally, I love hot weather, water sports, motorcycling and anything having to do with being outside. Whi ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Dooley: 529 plans can last for generations to come

    Over the years, as the kids and grandkids come into their college years, there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding as to the rules stipulating 529 d ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry police reports for August 4, 2014

    • Matthew G. Morris, 32, 202 Hill Road, McHenry, was charged Wednesday, June 25, with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood-alc ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Engineering News-Record Magazine lauds HR Green

    McHENRY – HR Green was recently ranked as one of the Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee firms by Engineering News-Record Magazine.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Alex LorenzJacobsSophomoreCross country1. If you could hop in the DeLorean with Doc Brown and Marty ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Court documents: Murder victim shot 2 years before she was found

    WOODSTOCK – William J. Ross on Tuesday made his first courtroom appearance since being charged with first-degree murder, more than six months after a ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Adams Steel Service opens new facility in McHenry

    Adams Steel Service Inc., 2022 S. Route 31, McHenry, recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new facility with the McHenry Area Chamber of Co ...
    July 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Some McHenry County governments feeling road salt pinch

    Highway and public works departments statewide are scrambling to secure supplies of road salt after learning that a number of them were dropped from I ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:08 am
  • McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 6.1 percent in June, a post-recession low, according to preliminary figures from the U. ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Official Heating & Cooling buys Biewer in Elgin

    McHENRY – Official Heating & Cooling plans to expand further into the Elgin market after buying Biewer Heating & Air Conditioning Co.
    July 22, 2014 - 5:28 pm
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