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  • Vandalism leads to water damage, McHenry volunteer-run thrift store closed for repairs

    McHENRY – The Pink Door Thrift Shop is closed because of water damage caused by vandalism to the building’s roof, the property owner said.
    April 16, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Open house planned at historic Powers-Walker House

    RINGWOOD – Costumed re-enactors will guide visitors to the historic Powers-Walker House through life in the 1850s at an upcoming open house.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • MCC's forensics team wins team, individual medals

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College forensics team took home two silver team awards at the recent Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament.
    April 16, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center in Woodstock hosts open house

    WOODSTOCK – Families who have registered for preschool at the Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center in Woodstock can tour the school and meet the teache ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:55 pm
  • McHenry's brush pick-up program starts Monday

    McHENRY – The city’s spring brush pickup program will begin next week. McHenry residents are asked t ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • McHenry County officials warn of home repair scams

    McHENRY– Beyond preparing for the severe weather spring brings, local and state officials warn residents also should be prepared for scam artists soli ...
    April 16, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Prairie Grove School District 46 board member resigns

    PRAIRIE GROVE – One of Prairie Grove School District 46’s board members has resigned. John Bowman, w ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Help available for McHenry County residents seeking FOID, concealed carry cards

    WOODSTOCK – State Rep. Jack D. Franks, D-Marengo, said residents can contact his constituent service office for assistance in completing applications ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Woodstock police searching for Fifth Third Bank robbery suspect (with video)

    WOODSTOCK – The man suspected of robbing a Fifth Third Bank in Crystal Lake last month robbed a Fifth Third branch in Woodstock on Wednesday, the FBI ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Panel strips ex-Illinois Rep. Keith Farnham's pension after child porn conviction

    ELGIN (AP) — A state panel has stripped former Illinois state Rep. Keith Farnham's pension after he was convicted of federal child pornography charges ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Airplane changed course before deadly Illinois crash near Bloomington, report says

    CHAMPAIGN — A preliminary report on the airplane crash that killed seven people near Bloomington confirms the pilot unexpectedly changed course as he ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Chef Homaro Cantu, who blended science and food in Chicago, dies

    CHICAGO — Chef Homaro Cantu, who artfully blended science and fine dining at his Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant, has died.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Aaron Schock donor sues ex-U.S. congressman seeking reimbursement

    SPRINGFIELD — A Chicago lawyer who donated $500 to former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign is suing for reimbursement following his resignation in Ma ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Furnace maintenance prevents pitfalls

    “Furnace maintenance” and “easy” don’t often go together, but they can when homeowners follow Energy Star’s guidelines to keep equipment working well ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life in prison

    FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:08 am
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