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  • McHenry County College approves flat tax levy

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A majority of the McHenry County College Board of Trustees voted in favor of a flat property tax levy despite one trustee’s urging to o ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • MCCD to return grant dollars after trail project put on hold

    HARVARD – More than a decade ago, the McHenry County Conservation District received a state grant to build a trail from Harvard to the Boone County li ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • McHenry County service providers look for new solutions for homeless

    McHenry County PADS aims to give warm meals and shelter to the homeless during the cold winter months, but challenges in getting volunteers and fundin ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Thanksgiving week to see mild temps, rain

    Melting snow as a result of mild temperatures, in addition to expected rainfall, should make for a wet Thanksgiving week.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Algonquin garage fire caused by candle, fire officials say

    ALGONQUIN – A garage fire that caused $5,000 to $10,000 in damage is believed to have started because of a burning candle, an Algonquin fire official ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Swing state Colorado mulls universal health care proposal

    DENVER – A new plan for government-run health care that covers everyone is coming from a surprising corner: Colorado, a politically moderate swing sta ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • AP fact check: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science

    WASHINGTON – When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican conten ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Ted Cruz seeks to cast himself as the electable conservative

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Ted Cruz is among the most hated men in Washington, reviled by leaders of both parties as an ideological hard-liner loyal only to t ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • Near record-setting storm dumps more than a foot of snow on McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A week ago, it was 60 degrees out.Today, there is more than a foot of snow on the gro ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Citizens Utility Board to host utility bill clinic in Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – A free clinic coming up in Johnsburg is designed to help residents save on their utility bills.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • McHenry Public Library to close early ahead of Thanksgiving

    McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library will close early the day before Thanksgiving and remain closed for the holiday.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Fox Lake to celebrate winter season with parade, tree lighting ceremony

    FOX LAKE – A parade will kick off Fox Lake’s tree lighting ceremony this November.The Illuminated Pa ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District offers private lessons to learn dance to song of choice

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Private classes to learn a special dance for a wedding, daddy-daughter dance or quinceañera will be offered in Crystal Lake.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Crystal Lake Library looks at hiring construction manager ahead of public input

    CRYSTAL LAKE – As the Crystal Lake Library looks toward a possible November referendum, its board is building a team to help it plan and
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Cary OKs contract with Turning Point for social worker to work with police

    CARY – The Village Board approved a contract with Turning Point, Inc., that will bring a social worker to the village one day a week and asked the pol ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
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