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  • VIDEO: Crystal Lake bus turns into Chewbacca for Festival of Lights parade

    CRYSTAL LAKE - Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 and Community High School District 155 school bus driver Stacey Balmes turned her bus into Chewbacc ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • VIDEO: Woodstock Lighting of the Square 2015

    WOODSTOCK - Santa lit up the Woodstock Square on Friday night. ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 8:46 am
  • VIDEO: Festival of Lights Parade in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE - The Festival of Lights Parade drew a crowd to downtown on Friday. More from the ligh ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 9:05 am
  • Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8

    BEIRUT – A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an intern ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:50 am
  • Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

    CHICAGO – Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down four lanes of traffic in Chicago’s ritziest shopping district Black Friday to d ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Police: 3 killed, 9 wounded in attack at Planned Parenthood

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battl ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • McHenry County caregivers support residents with Alzheimer's disease

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Laura Gnutek took a dark, painful walk through an unfamiliar room in an attempt to see what life is like for her clients with Alzheimer ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 1:28 pm
  • Crystal Lake, Woodstock kick off holiday season with festive events

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Despite temperatures below freezing, thousands showed up to line the streets of Crystal Lake on Friday night for the annual Festival of ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 9:05 am
  • Harvard police investigating threatening phone call

    HARVARD – Police are looking into the source of a threatening phone call that caused an investigation in a Harvard neighborhood on Friday afternoon, H ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • McCullom Lake looks to complete multi-year stormwater sewer project

    McCULLOM LAKE – The bids on the final phase of a stormwater sewer project that has stretched longer than three years came in higher than expected, the ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • Harvard rollover crash sends 2 to hospital

    HARVARD — One male and one female were taken to Mercy Harvard Hospital on Friday afternoon after a one-car rollover crash, a Harvard fire official sai ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Huntley, Lake in the Hills Rotary clubs donate books to Conley Elementary

    ALGONQUIN — Thanks to a collaboration between the Huntley and Lake in the Hills Rotary clubs, fifth-graders at Conley Elementary School will soon have ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Crystal Lake Public Library offers holiday programs plus crafts, games

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Children can meet Mrs. Claus and her elves at one of the upcoming programs offered by the Crystal Lake Public Library.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 3:01 pm
  • 3 teens killed in single-car crash on Lily Lake Road in McHenry

    McHENRY – Three teenagers died in a single-car crash Friday afternoon on Lily Lake Road. According ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 8:03 am
  • McHenry caterer served undercooked chicken at funeral, lawsuit alleges

    WOODSTOCK – A pair of funeral attendees are suing a McHenry-based caterer saying they were poisoned after eating food at a funeral luncheon.
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:29 am
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