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  • Up to 15 inches of snow possible; blizzard warning in effect at 2 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for this afternoon for much of the Chicago area, including McHenry County.
    UPDATED: Feb. 1, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • 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
  • Romney’s exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

    DES MOINES, Iowa– Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    NEW YORK – Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.The govern ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that

    WASHINGTON – Whose Internet is it anyway?Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commiss ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:40 pm
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