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  • Note to readers: Weather may affect delivery

    Due to the extreme winter weather newspaper delivery may be running late Monday. If delivery is impossible to your address, we will deliver on Tuesday ...
    NEW: Feb. 1, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • Despite weather, Woodstock Groundhog Days prognostication expected to go on

    WOODSTOCK - If you're going to call yourself a weather prognosticator, a little blizzard shouldn't scare you away.
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • McHenry County-area community, school closings due to winter weather

    The following schools and organizations have announced closings or reduced hours: Sunday -- Algonqui ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Up to 16 inches of snow possible in McHenry County; blizzard warning in effect

    The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for much of the Chicago area, including McHenry County, until midnight.
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 7:37 pm
  • Black light Zumba party planned in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In a workout that feels more like a party, a Zumba instructor will lead a class decked out in white and neon in a room lit with black l ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Marian Central Catholic High School superintendent to retire this year

    WOODSTOCK – The longtime superintendent of Marian Central Catholic High School will resign at the end of the school year.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 sets kindergarten registration

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kindergarten registration for Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will take place in the last week of February.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Fire destroys tent behind McHenry Best Buy

    McHENRY – A fire destroyed a tent pitched in the wooded area behind the Best Buy off Route 31, a fire official said.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District adds new drop-in program for crafters

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A drop-in gathering of crafters is planned for each month this winter and spring. The program is a new offering from the Crystal Lake P ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Algonquin planning capital projects for 2015-16 fiscal year

    ALGONQUIN – About $8.2 million worth of capital projects and engineering costs are planned for Algonquin’s 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins May 1.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Crystal Lake to consider annexing Sands Road carnival ride business

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Another unincorporated property along Sands Road is set to be annexed into the city.T ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Huntley School District 158, support staff union resolve salary dispute

    HUNTLEY – Support staff from Huntley District 158 will receive an extra bump in their salary increases next year, after union leaders and administrato ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

    WASHINGTON – It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it. With Republ ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

    TOKYO – Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood – or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syr ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Vatican hits sour note with women, but progress may come

    VATICAN CITY – A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:50 pm
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