June 19, 2013
WOODSTOCK – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County has three upcoming opportunities for residents to help take care of local natural areas.
June 18, 2013
WOODSTOCK – The city agreed to dole out its hotel-motel tax funds Tuesday to a group of nonprofits nearly identical to last year's slate.
WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Jaycees will host a networking social from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Offsides, 680 S. Eastwood Drive.
WOODSTOCK – The defense attorney for a man convicted of murdering a missing Johnsburg teen said his client did not receive a fair trial and wants the judge to toss the conviction.
June 17, 2013
WOODSTOCK – Those close to Kevin Green recalled his work ethic, fun-loving spirit and fierce loyalty to his friends and teammates Monday, two days after the Marian Central grad, 22, died following a one-car accident in Walworth, Wis.
WOODSTOCK – Deb Fuller is determined.
WOODSTOCK – Claussen Pickle/Kraft Foods and the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry will present the Woodstock Pickle Palooza music festival from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. June 29 on the grounds of Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 2050 S. Eastwood Drive.
As his classes struggle throughout the year with some denser Shakespeare passages, Brad Fennessy pulls out his secret weapon – comics.
June 16, 2013
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 15, 2013
WOODSTOCK – The city is hoping to score a free makeover from a promotion to spruce up the country’s main streets – although in this case, “main” is a subjective term.
The first two McHenry County townships have published their assessments, setting the stage for property owners to begin the process of appealing the values that will help determine their 2014 tax bills.
June 14, 2013
WOODSTOCK – Just as we all have physical health, we have mental health. Sometimes one or the other, or both, can suffer illness.
Gaining real-life experience was the focus of active-shooter training Thursday morning at Woodstock North High School.
WOODSTOCK – Six months after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., a group is holding a candlelight vigil on the Woodstock Square to honor victims and promote gun reform.
June 13, 2013
WOODSTOCK – Artist applications are being accepted until June 21 for the eighth annual Gallery in the Garden, which will take place July 27 and 28.
WOODSTOCK – The city is considering a resident’s request to put a four-way stop at an intersection that is just short of meeting the requirements for it.
June 12, 2013
WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Professional and Business Women will present the 21st annual Garden Walk from 1 to 7 p.m. June 20. The walk will be held rain or shine.
WOODSTOCK – A horse’s halter was on so tight and for so long that its skin and bone had begun to grow around it, requiring surgical removal, investigators say.
June 11, 2013
When people enter Donley’s Wild West Town in Union, they are sworn in as “deputies” and can learn how to pan for gold pyrite, throw a lasso, shoot slingshots, throw tomahawks and even shoot popguns.
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Historical Society will examine the topsy-turvy political climate that was Lakemoor when it wasn’t Lakemoor.
June 10, 2013
WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5040, 240 N. Throop St., will host a steak fry at 4 p.m. Saturday.
WOODSTOCK – Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple, 221 Dean St., will host a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving o the McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission.
The last 100 meters of Katie Adams’ high school running career were not particularly pretty.
June 9, 2013
WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St., will host a program about long-distance cycling at 7 p.m. Thursday.
June 7, 2013
WOODSTOCK – A new community resource center in Woodstock will offer residents better access to human services.
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
WOODSTOCK – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County has three volunteer restoration days coming up at local natural areas.
WOODSTOCK – From May 10 to May 27, the Illinois Department of Transportation supported an enforcement effort by the Woodstock Police Department to remind motorists to buckle up during the Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization.
WOODSTOCK – Turning Point of McHenry County has created a fund to help offset the costs of running its emergency shelter for abused women and children.
WOODSTOCK – A Pennsylvania breeder, who said she was fooled by a former Spring Grove couple charged when 17 neglected and malnourished Great Danes were found in their home, said she was disappointed at their sentence.
June 5, 2013
WOODSTOCK – A handful of protesters gathered at the Woodstock Walmart Wednesday to voice their concerns with the retail giant's low wages and poor treatment of employees.
WOODSTOCK – The Hooved Animal Humane Society will host its third annual dinner and auction to benefit the horses from 3 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at HAHS Farm, 10804 McConnell Road.
WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man admitted to aggravated street racing before a crash that led to the deaths of two teenagers.
WOODSTOCK – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will conduct a recycling collection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Farm Bureau parking lot, 1102 McConnell Road.
June 4, 2013
WOODSTOCK – An Algonquin man will be sent to prison after admitting to violating his probation.
WOODSTOCK – A Johnsburg woman, who authorities said used obituaries to target her victims, was sentenced to nine years in prison for residential burglary.
June 3, 2013
In many ways, Ryan Neal was not the picture of someone with mental illness.
June 2, 2013
McHENRY – Centegra Health System provides a support group for people with sleep apnea, their family members and friends.
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County State's Attorney's Office will sponsor a free seminar, "Legal and Illegal Video Games," at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the grand jury room at the McHenry County Government Center.
May 31, 2013
WOODSTOCK – The last thing Deb Furstenau remembers was torrential downpour and hydroplaning across a country road.
May 28, 2013
Motorists who've long been riding their brakes on Route 14 between Crystal Lake and Woodstock might be annoyed to find the state is doing the same on a plan to remedy the congestion.
WOODSTOCK The McHenry County Right To Carry Association will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Woodstock VFW, 240 N. Throop St.
WOODSTOCK – May is Mental Health Awareness Month and each year Pioneer Center for Human Services helps raise awareness by hosting Mental Health Recovery Day.
A Woodstock High School graduate was named educator of the year in South Chicago for her involvement teaching at a school she helped create.
May 25, 2013
CHARLESTON – Richmond-Burton junior James Kaht came to Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Stadium like so many athletes just hoping to make the finals.
CHARLESTON – Woodstock senior Tyler Parsons experienced being close enough to touch the state finals once before, and he did not care to feel that way again.
May 23, 2013
WOODSTOCK – It’s been a bad couple of months for the city’s water-related equipment.
WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man accused of leaving the scene of an accident that left two Woodstock teens dead was taken back to jail Thursday and his bond was increased.
WOODSTOCK – A McHenry-area man who admitted to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl was sentenced to 15 years in prison.