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  • Report: Overcrowding after Dwight prison closing

    SPRINGFIELD – Moving about 1,000 female inmates from a closed prison in Dwight to another in Logan County has exacerbated overcrowding and not generat ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Police altering tactics after killings, protests

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – With tensions running high over the killings of blacks by police, departments around the country are changing policies and procedures ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Election 2015: McHenry County-area municipal election candidate filings

    These are the candidates who have filed to run for the various village president, mayoral, trustee, council and school board positions in the McHenry ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Two Crystal Lake residents charged with possessing more than 900 grams of cocaine

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Crystal Lake residents are being held in McHenry County Jail on felony drug charges, including having more than 900 grams of cocain ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • School District 47 Board unanimously approves tax levy increase

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With the possibilities of pension costs being shifted onto local school districts and the education funding formula being reworked, the ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Fox River Grove District 3 adopts its annual levy

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The School District 3 Board on Monday approved a $5.389 million levy request.Howev ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Spain designates Woodstock school as 'International Spanish Academy'

    WOODSTOCK – On Tuesday, officials from Spain will recognize a School District 200 elementary for showing excellence in language education.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Crystal Lake group looks for volunteers for aid trip

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal-Lake based volunteer group is planning a two-day trip to Marseilles to help with continuing repair efforts on homes damaged i ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • Cary Trustee Bruce Kaplan won't run for re-election

    CARY – A village trustee who ran for village president in 2013, and lost, will not be running for re-election to the village board, according to a new ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Can identifying mental illness stop terrorism attacks?

    LONDON — A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • MCC offers training for literacy tutors

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Free information sessions on becoming a literacy tutor for reading, math and English are available at McHenry County College from 6:30- ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Candlelight hikes planned in Crystal Lake, other towns

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Candlelight hikes will wind through the Silver Creek Conservation Area this December.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • McHenry man admits to sex act with girl

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man admitted to a sex act with a young girl and will remain free on bond until his sentencing.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Cary to proclaim Dec. 21-27 as Cary-Grove Trojan Football week

    CARY – To honor the state's Class 7A football runner-up, Village President Mark Kownick will proclaim Dec. 21 to 27 as "Cary-Grove High School Trojan ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • McHenry County Health Department host flu shot clinic Thursday

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Health Department officials say there is still time to get a flu shot before the holiday get-togethers with family and frie ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:24 pm
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