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  • Woodstock, Crystal Lake ring in the holiday season with lighting festivals

    WOODSTOCK – On a frosty Friday evening, hundreds gathered at the middle of the Square in Woodstock and led a countdown that ushered in the holiday sea ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

    NEW YORK – Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.There were squabbles here and there, an ...
    NEW: Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Festival of Lights Parade

    The 2014 Festival of Lights Parade Friday in Crystal Lake ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Ray Rice wins appeal of NFL suspension; free agent running back eligible to sign new contract

    NEW YORK — An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, ...
    UPDATED: Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Just for Fun Roller Rink in McHenry gives back despite break-in, theft

    McHENRY — Lisa Duncan will keep giving even when others take from her.Duncan, owner of Just for Fun ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Illinois man accused of stomping puppy to death faces animal cruelty trial

    PEKIN — A jury trial is set to begin Tuesday for a 48-year-old man accused of stomping one puppy to death and injuring another at a central Illinois h ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Ferguson protests continue in downtown Chicago

    CHICAGO — Protests over a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in shooting of Michael Brown are continuing in Chicago.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • McHenry Public Library adds solar panels to roof

    McHENRY – James Scholtz has helped re-energize the McHenry Public Library.One of the longtime dreams ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • MCCD offers winter hikes in Ringwood, Marengo, Crystal Lake

    A variety of hikes — some at night, in search of owls or full of games — will be offered at McHenry County Conservation District sites this December.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Small Business Saturday: McHenry County businesses hope to attract holiday shoppers

    For local business owner Carol Chrisman, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is her time to thrive."It's ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • McHenry County residents protest Wal-Mart in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A group of 10 to 12 people stood on a Crystal Lake corner on Black Friday, picketing in support of Wal-Mart employees and joining in on ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Cary awards 2 facade grants for building on Main Street

    CARY – Two facade grants recently were approved by the village for two owners of a multitenant building at 200 and 208 W. Main St., in the downtown ar ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • PHOTOS: Community send off for Cary-Grove football team

    With a police and fire department escort the Cary-Gove football team headed for Champaign to play in the class 7A title game on Saturday.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • McHenry County shoppers out for Black Friday deals after Thanksgiving rush

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Neatly written on a loose-leaf sheet of paper were names, items to buy, prices, plus a budget for each of the 15 people Stephanie Vich ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Video gambling's spread raising cash, eyebrows in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN — Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined — fl ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:08 pm
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