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  • 'Controlled' burn in Crystal Lake damages residents' homes (with videos)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Mike Staples realized the blaze burning in the wetlands behind his house was too close when he saw a piece of siding fall onto his dec ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • State senators Althoff, McConnaughay to host Algonquin education funding forum

    ALGONQUIN – State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles, and state Sen. Pam Althoff, R-McHenry, will partner Thursday at a community forum in Algonqu ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Carpentersville school celebrates Week of the Young Child with story time (with video)

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Sitting along the windows of his school library Tuesday morning, Bob Mugera learned about opposites, baby cows and crab claws.
    April 14, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Prosecutors investigate fatal shooting of teen by Chicago police

    CHICAGO — Federal and county prosecutors are investigating the October fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer of a teenager who authorities say wa ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Illinois AG Lisa Madigan's office warns against home repair scams

    CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning against home repair scams after deadly tornadoes struck northern Illinois last week.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:50 am
  • Danville schools may ban sweets, pizza at parties, fundraisers

    DANVILLE (AP) — School board members in Danville are expected later this month to consider prohibiting pizza, cupcakes, cookies and other foods consid ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • MCCD offers Weekend of Restoration at Glacial Park in Ringwood

    RINGWOOD – The McHenry County Conservation District’s award-winning Weekend of Restoration program will explore the history of the Civilian Conservati ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • MCC to host info sessions on paralegal degree

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering eight-week paralegal classes in the fall.Informati ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Lakewood to mark Arbor Day with tree planting

    LAKEWOOD – The village’s Arbor Day celebration will feature the planting of a red maple at the intersection of Haligus and Conley roads.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • McHenry Public Library will open late Friday

    McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library, 809 Front St., McHenry, will open late at noon Friday because of a morning staff in-service session.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:45 am
  • Probation, 10-year registry ordered in Wonder Lake sex offense

    WOODSTOCK – A Wonder Lake man received a two-year term of probation after pleading guilty to charges that he had sexual contact with a minor.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • New superintendent named for Marian Central Catholic High School

    WOODSTOCK –  Marian Central Catholic High School will have a new top administrator when longtime Superintendent Tom Landers retires this summer.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Crystal Lake man charged with robbing Super 8 motel

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A 21-year-old Crystal Lake man was charged with the armed robbery of a Super 8 motel Saturday afternoon, Crystal Lake police said.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Correction

    In a story published on A1 of Saturday’s edition about the 50th anniversary of the Palm Sunday tornado, Ed Ozog’s name was misspelled.
    April 13, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Rauner resists extending medical marijuana program for now

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants the state's medical marijuana program to be thoroughly reviewed before a decision is made on whether to ext ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:47 pm
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