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  • McHenry County farmers prepare for farm bill’s implications

    WOODSTOCK – Linnea Kooistra is absolutely going to buy dairy insurance.Like crop insurance, the volu ...
    April 19, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Johnsburg takes Ed Reeves Invite title

    MARENGO – Johnsburg junior Sam Blankenship was thrilled at going 3 for 3 in his individual events at Saturday’s Ed Reeves Invitational Track and Field ...
    April 19, 2014 - 7:14 pm
  • McHenry County farmers wait for warm weather

    Farmers across McHenry County have their tillers and tractors ready, as they wait for warm and dry enough conditions to begin planting crops and put b ...
    April 19, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Owners go ‘off the rails’ with new Woodstock restaurant

    WOODSTOCK – The historic Woodstock Square is home to shops and restaurants all adorably kitschy and run with a sense of small-town pride, unique in th ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:46 pm
  • Photos: Long winter puts area farmers behind

    Farmers across McHenry County have their tillers and tractors ready, as they wait for warm and dry enough conditions to begin planting crops and put b ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Harvard plans to leave BNC for Kishwaukee River Conference

    HARVARD – Harvard will join Marengo in submitting its plans to leave the Big Northern Conference when BNC principals hold their Board of Control meeti ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:47 am
  • Colorado company buys Centerville Self Storage

    WOODSTOCK – Sparkplug Capital LLC, a Boulder, Colo., company that operates the Red Dot Storage brand, recently bought Centerville Self Storage LLC’s 4 ...
    April 16, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Baseball Insider: Woodstock's Sumner player of week

    Athlete of the WeekJordan SumnerWoodstock, sr.The Blue Streaks' center fielder came up big in two ga ...
    April 14, 2014 - 7:52 pm
  • Bond remains at $80,000 for Woodstock teen accused of sex crimes

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge rejected a bond reduction for one of four teens accused in a sexual assault; a video of which was later posted to F ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:18 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
  • Woodstock CFP gets ‘Premier Advisor’ status

    WOODSTOCK – Wells Fargo Advisors has designated Timothy J. O’Connor as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program, a distinction of professional ...
    April 11, 2014 - 6:01 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Woodstock agritourism business owners offer helpful hints

    WOODSTOCK – For three weeks over the holidays, Oney’s Tree Farm becomes an agritourism business as shoppers look for Christmas trees, decorative wreat ...
    April 11, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • Woodstock teens remain jailed on sex charges

    WOODSTOCK – Police believe Woodstock High School students were drinking alcohol when they allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl, videotaped ...
    April 9, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Cary-Grove baseball beats Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – Cary-Grove senior Dean Christakes embraces the leadoff role because he can see a lot of pitches, which in turn can help his teammates get ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • District 200 fills school board vacancy

    WOODSTOCK – The School District 200 Board filled its vacancy Tuesday evening.The board selected Bill ...
    April 9, 2014 - 7:09 am
  • Police: Woodstock sexual assault filmed, posted online

    WOODSTOCK – Three people were charged Tuesday with criminal sexual assault, and a fourth with unlaw ...
    April 9, 2014 - 5:50 pm
  • Land conservancy selling rain barrels

    Rain barrels are available for purchase through the Land Conservancy of McHenry County. People can u ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Harvard woman arrested after crash with school bus in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK - A Harvard woman was arrested Monday after her vehicle swerved off the road and hit a loaded school bus in unincorporated Woodstock.
    April 9, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Woodstock police reports for April 8, 2014

    • Miguel Angel Carreno Sr., 44, 115 E. Kimball Ave., Woodstock, was charged Saturday, March 15, with driving under the influence and improper lane use ...
    April 8, 2014 - 1:46 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
  • Officer to speak at Woodstock Coffee with the Chief

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock police officer will join Chief Robert Lowen during April's Coffee with the Chief.
    April 7, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Two events upcoming at Woodstock library

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St., has planned a pair of events for the upcoming week.
    April 5, 2014 - 8:16 pm
  • Woodstock teen charged with burglary

    WOODSTOCK – An 18-year-old Woodstock man was charged with breaking into a liquor store and stealing alcohol and cigarettes.
    April 3, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • 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
  • Judge orders further confinement for sex offender

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge ordered that a repeat sex offender who completed his prison term be further detained in a downstate treatment facil ...
    April 3, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Woodstock approves mosquito control contract after debate

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock City Council on Tuesday voted to extend a contract for mosquito control, but not before discussion on the effectiveness of s ...
    April 8, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • 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
  • Woodstock puts up big numbers in five-inning win

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock thought it experienced a rough second inning when Belvidere batted around, scoring four runs with only one hit.
    March 31, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Defenders offer students $1,000 scholarship

    WOODSTOCK – High schoolers planning to study the environment during college can apply for a $1,000 boost to help them do so.
    March 31, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Austin ButtsWoodstockJuniorBaseball1. Who’s your favorite professional athlete?Paul Konerko. I like ...
    March 29, 2014 - 6:49 pm
  • Woodstock landlord facing more lawsuits

    WOODSTOCK – The landlord called out during a public outcry for tenant rights now faces three separate lawsuits.
    March 29, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • 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
  • Woodstock woman plans 750-mile walk to fight poverty

    WOODSTOCK – Lou Ness’ friends got excited one day when they thought up this idea: instead of Lou walking alone, they’d all hop on their bikes and cycl ...
    March 28, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Department of Health to hold recycling event May 3

    WOODSTOCK - The McHenry County Department of Health is encouraging residents to think before they throw household items in the trash.
    March 27, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Welles pub crawl to feature 'funky' drinks

    WOODSTOCK – Sip a "Flu," don't catch it. Drink a "Sidecar," but don't drive after. Get stung by the "Bee's Knees."
    March 26, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • McHenry County Sheriff's dept. sponsors bone marrow drive

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is hoping to build excitement for a bone marrow registry drive that it will host next week.
    March 27, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Private, public buildings go green

    The Kohl’s store in Woodstock was built using recycled and regionally sourced materials. It has water-efficient landscaping and plumbing.
    March 26, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Woodstock police reports for March 24, 2014

    • Douglas R. Glenn Jr., 25, 1921 Tappan St., Woodstock, was charged Friday, Feb. 28, with possession of drug paraphernalia and disobeying a stop sign.
    March 24, 2014 - 5:41 pm
  • Defenders recognize volunteers at banquet

    WOODSTOCK – Pam Johnson plays a significant role in keeping the Green Spot Used Book Store up and running.
    March 24, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Baseball preview: Huntley's Mark Skonieczny full-time catcher

    Mark Skonieczny possesses skills that offered Huntley’s baseball team some versatility the past two seasons.
    March 24, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • LeFew Insurance Group opens in Woodstock

    LeFew Insurance Group, 248 N. Throop St., Woodstock, recently celebrated their opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Mayor Brian Sager and ...
    March 21, 2014 - 5:16 pm
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