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  • New Algonquin Founders' Days leaders plan for move back downtown

    ALGONQUIN – Alan Kirk knows he’s facing a “daunting challenge” in taking over as board president for the Algonquin Founders’ Days festival, but the lo ...
    NEW: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Huntley begins $2.7M process to upgrade wastewater treatment plants

    HUNTLEY – The village is in the planning stages of making improvements to its wastewater treatment facilities that will put equipment in compliance wi ...
    NEW: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • McHenry County College schedules 2 Chicago trips for April

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College has planned two upcoming trips to Chicago.The first will be fr ...
    NEW: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • MCCD to offer kid-friendly programs about animals in Ringwood, Cary

    RINGWOOD – The ways animals adapt, the ones that come out at night and the gross things they do will be explored as part of upcoming programs in Ringw ...
    NEW: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • McHenry County Public Access for Week of Feb. 8

    Algonquin Planning & Zoning Commission: 7:30 p.m., Ganek Municipal Center, 2200 Harnish DriveThe Hun ...
    NEW: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • On the Record with: 'Pulpit Fiction' Podcast host, Crystal Lake pastor Eric Fistler

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Eric Fistler figured the only people who would listen to the podcast he started with a friend from seminary would be family and close f ...
    NEW: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl 50 ads

    NEW YORK – From a strange creature called "Puppymonkeybaby" to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to h ...
    NEW: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • How fires have changed and what that means for firefighters and you

    Once a fire sparks in your home, you now only have between 180 to 240 seconds on average to get out – and that’s partially because of the material of ...
    NEW: Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Cary Village Board unanimously rejects cell tower proposed off Route 14

    CARY – The Village Board unanimously rejected a proposal to place a 150-foot telecommunications antenna on the property at 30 Route 14, citing concern ...
    NEW: Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Woodstock Mozart Festival to end after 29 seasons

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Mozart Festival is permanently closing after nearly 30 years in the community.
    NEW: Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • 'Kung Fu Panda 3' tops Super Bowl weekend at box office

    NEW YORK – The Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” and the Jane Austen-monster mashup “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” trailed distantly behind “Kung Fu P ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • After Marco Rubio stumbles, other GOP candidates see opening in New Hampshire

    BEDFORD, N.H. – Marco Rubio’s uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois school funding overhaul again faces long odds

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the state’s outdated school funding formula, a nearly 30-y ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Single bullet found at Huntley High School

    HUNTLEY – A round of live ammunition was found at Huntley High School, leading to a search of the building that uncovered no other items, the Huntley ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • North Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test

    SEOUL, South Korea — For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:20 am
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