May 23, 2013
WOODSTOCK – A McHenry-area man who admitted to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
McHENRY – McHenry dogs will have to wait a bit longer for their park.
McHENRY – If the weather remains nice, the municipal pool at Knox Park and Petersen Park Beach are set to open as scheduled Saturday.
May 22, 2013
McHENRY – The sixth annual Run and Roll Track Meet, a Paralympic Experience, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 1 at McCracken Field, 3712 W. Kane Ave.
McHENRY – The McHenry Parks & Recreation Department will host two trips to see the Chicago Cubs this summer.
May 21, 2013
McHENRY – About 10 large trees infected with emerald ash borer recently were removed from Veterans Memorial Park, a deputy city administrator said.
May 20, 2013
McHENRY – School Districts 15, 36 and 156 will have parent meetings Thursday to discuss plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools in the districts during the 2013-14 school year.
McHENRY – The major traffic delays caused by the widening of Charles J. Miller Road are pretty much at an end, an engineer for the project said.
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.
McHENRY – The dinner parties at the Gladstone home were always full of interesting people discussing politics, medicine, art and architecture.
May 18, 2013
McHENRY – More than two months after a fire destroyed a McHenry home and took the life of a 12-year-old girl, the property’s charred remains have yet to be demolished from the Lakeland Park subdivision.
May 17, 2013
McHENRY – More than 50 years after the last person was buried at Ostend Cemetery, its caretakers are hoping McHenry Township will take over the maintenance of the one-acre plot off Route 120 west of McHenry.
May 16, 2013
McHenry junior Evan Hying considered the Geneva Track and Field Invitational as an eye-opening experience.
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.
May 15, 2013
Former McHenry football coach Mike Noll, the most successful coach in the school’s history, will be inducted into the McHenry High School Athletic Hall of Fame on the weekend of Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31.
McHENRY – Despite a failed referendum in April, McHenry High School District 156 is still trying to implement proposed technology and security improvements.
May 14, 2013
A McHenry resident and current Navy corpsman received a Military Hero Award this month for performing CPR on a man who collapsed during an indoor soccer game in December.
May 13, 2013
McHENRY – The city of McHenry inched closer Monday to a new aquatic and recreation center.
HUNTLEY – The scouting report called for McHenry pitcher Andrew Reisinger to attack Huntley’s powerful lineup with a variety of off-speed and breaking pitches.
McHENRY – To Liz Koch, Buck was a 127-pound gentle giant. But to police who arrested her, the German shepherd-Rottweiler mix was a threat.
McHENRY – Shopping locally is worth an extra $153 per car, the McHenry City Council decided in a 6-1 vote.
May 12, 2013
McHENRY – DrumStrong McHenry County will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 1709 Mar Drive.
McHENRY – The Meisel Music Collective will present Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon at 5 p.m. May 19 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry (Tree of Life), 5603 Bull Valley Road.
McHENRY – The McHenry Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of aquatics programs this summer.
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry played in the first inning against Prairie Ridge as if it was allergic to leather.
May 10, 2013
CARY – Huntley sophomore Brennan Bell had no problem sharing first place in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, especially since his team did not have to share anything on this trip to Cary-Grove’s Al Bohrer Field.
McHENRY – The McHenry Parks and Recreation Department is offering summer camp programs starting in June.
McHENRY – The city of McHenry won’t have a new director of its Parks and Recreation Department.
May 9, 2013
BELVIDERE – McHenry junior Mallory Wlasiuk missed last year’s track and field season to take a job, but she hardly was inactive.
McHENRY – There’s 109 reasons why many servicemen and women across the globe might be smiling soon.
May 8, 2013
The floodwaters may be receding, but with it, emergency officials are getting a better idea of the damage April's rains did.
McHENRY – Home of the Sparrow plans three fundraising events this year.
McHENRY – Whatever financial difficulties District 156 has, they’re the responsibility of the adults who run the school system, the district’s next superintendent said.
McHENRY – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will conduct a recycling collection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Metra Station parking lot, 4005 Main St.
May 6, 2013
McHENRY – The cleanup of the vacant Dobyns House site is set to move ahead after months of delay.
McHENRY – A bike blessing for women riders, put on by the Furies MC, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at McHenry Harley-Davidson, 2103 W. Route 120.
May 4, 2013
LAKE IN THE HILLS – Katie Parkhurst’s family has been touched by multiple sclerosis. First her uncle, Bob Thornton, died of MS. Now her cousin, Marylynn Layman of Cary lives with the condition.
May 2, 2013
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
ALGONQUIN – Jacobs had one runner get past first base in the first six innings against McHenry right-hander Andrew Reisinger, and that required three Warriors errors.
McHENRY – Centegra Sage Cancer Center, in partnership with the American Academy of Dermatology, celebrates National Melanoma Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month by offering free skin cancer screenings from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Centegra Sage Cancer Center, 4305 Medical Center Drive in McHenry.
McHENRY – Hilltop Elementary School students combined exercise and cultural
McHENRY – To meet the noncredit computer training needs of McHenry County residents, the McHenry County College’s Workforce, Community and Business Program is offering the Silver Series.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department is the fourth law enforcement agency in McHenry County to receive advanced accreditation.
RINGWOOD – Seven-year-old Lainie Koscinski did a little dance when she uncovered a white crystal buried in a tub of sand.
April 30, 2013
McHENRY – Pioneer Center has converted all admissions appointments to walk-ins and extended its hours.
April 29, 2013
McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library District will not collect more in property taxes next year.