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  • On the Record with: Prairie Ridge High School grad, U.S. Coast Guard cadet Michael Brachmann

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Michael Brachmann’s ship has come in. With a host of academic and athletics achievement under his belt, the recent Prairie Ridge High S ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Court ruling makes Chicago Pride parade 'a true celebration'

    CHICAGO – People filling streets and sidewalks for Chicago's annual gay pride parade said Sunday's event was particularly meaningful – and an even big ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • 2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other killed

    MALONE, N.Y. – A three-week manhunt that began when two convicted murderers staged a brazen prison break involving stolen power tools and hacksaw blad ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • McHenry County Garden Walk to feature waterfront gardens, dragonfly habitat

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An annual garden walk will showcase nine unique gardens, including one that faces the Fox River, a dragonfly habitat and a pond garden.
    June 29, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • McHenry County Hispanics add to record population speaking English

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Leticia Castanon concentrated on the difference between the words “must” and “should” scribbled on a white board in a McHenry County Co ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Crystal Lake man killed in motorcycle crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Illinois State Police on Monday identified a 41-year-old Crystal Lake man who died after losing control of his motorcycle early Sunday ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Detour: Paving work progressing on Route 176

    • ROUTE 176: Work to repave Route 176 between Routes 14 and 47 is substantially complete, but work proceeds on the Route 14 intersection. Prepare for ...
    June 28, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • McHenry Country Fair to feature country, bluegrass music plus family-friendly activities

    McHENRY – Bluegrass, country and folk music will round out the city of McHenry’s Country Fair at the Colby-Petersen Farm.
    June 28, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Centegra to offer free skin cancer screening in McHenry, Algonquin

    McHENRY – Centegra Health System will offer free skin cancer screenings five times between now and November.
    June 28, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Exploration backpacks available to borrow at Glacial Park in Ringwood

    RINGWOOD – Examining different turtle shells, reading stories and making crafts are all part of turtle-centric adventures at the Lost Valley Visitor C ...
    June 28, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Lake in the Hills receives praise for financial reporting

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills is part of an “elite group” in its financial soundness, according to the accounting firm that worked with the vi ...
    June 28, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Grant to help fund Woodstock student-designed walkway at conservation area

    WOODSTOCK – A walkway designed and produced by Woodstock High School students is one step closer to being completed with a $8,971 grant from ComEd and ...
    June 28, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Charity honoring Cary-Grove graduate who died of cancer to host 5K

    CARY – Haley M. Lichter, the Cary-Grove graduate who died of brain cancer in January, might be gone physically, but her family is working to keep her ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Volunteers needed for Blast on the Beach event in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District is looking for volunteers, businesses and groups to help staff the upcoming Blast on the Beach event.
    June 27, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Ringwood's Lost Valley Visitor Center to feature scientific illustrations

    RINGWOOD – A collection of scientific illustrations drawn by local artists will be on display at the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park this s ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:08 am
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