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  • Health clinic for Woodstock School District 200 high school students opens in August

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    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • McHenry County Mental Health Board expansion now finding occupants

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A half-vacant government building expansion that critics derided as a bad idea may find redemption as a central location for agencies w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • MCCD to acquire nine acres using federal grant dollars

    GREENWOOD – A nine-acre section of wetlands is set to join the Queen Anne Prairie Conservation area.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Bruce Rauner: Not a 'happy feet' year for Illinois government

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner has told state agency directors that he wants to take the blame for problems in Illinois government and let them take ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Arlington Heights Catholic priest charged with child porn

    ROLLING MEADOWS — A suburban Chicago Catholic priest has been ordered held on $175,000 bond after being charged with felony possession and reproductio ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Former Crystal Lake man admits to sex abuse, child pornography charges

    WOODSTOCK – The catalyst for a number of sex charges filed against a former Crystal Lake man turned out to be a computer he sold, prosecutors said.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • McHenry County to see up to 3 more inches of snow

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    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Cary District 26 keeps A2 credit rating as Moody's drops negative outlook

    CARY – Cost-cutting moves made in recent years by Cary District 26 have resulted in the removal of a negative outlook on the district's credit rating, ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Woodstock police announce 'Coffee with the Chief' for March

    WOODSTOCK – The latest "Coffee with the Chief" event will feature a presentation about homelessness in McHenry County, Woodstock police recently annou ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Crystal Lake firefighters respond to vehicle fire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department was called about 11 a.m. Wednesday for a vehicle on fire on Pauline Avenue, officials said.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • Meter readers save money

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    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:35 am
  • Chicago mayor runoff: Rahm Emanuel to face Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia

    CHICAGO — After failing to persuade a majority of Chicago voters to back his re-election bid, Mayor Rahm Emanuel could face an even stiffer challenge ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:12 am
  • Fate of abducted Christians unclear, Syria clashes continue

    BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish and Christian militiamen battled Islamic State militants on Wednesday in northeastern Syria, where the extremist group recently ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 6:38 am
  • Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigr ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 6:34 am
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