Local News

  • Local landscapers offer tips to care for plants suffering 'winter burn'

    At the Countryside Flower Shop in Crystal Lake, nursery manager Karen Campney said she’ll speak with customers, maybe even up to five times a day, who ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Brush fire burns 25 acres outside McHenry

    McHENRY – A brush fire burned about 25 acres of plowed cornfields, woods and tall brush, a McHenry Township Fire Protection District official said.
    April 22, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Harvard 'chronic nuisance' ordinance passes

    HARVARD – The city now has the ability to hold landlords accountable if their properties draw consistent police attention after the Harvard City Counc ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Burned by winter? Check out some helpful plant tips

    This interactive graphic has some helpful plant tips for those that may have suffered "winter burn."
    April 22, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • McHenry offers archery lessons

    McHENRY – Archery lessons will start May 1 at Petersen Historic Farm, 4112 McCullom Lake Road in McHenry.
    April 22, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • MCCD budget on the way to final vote

    WOODSTOCK – A 2015 budget described by the McHenry County Conservation District as austere and anticipating less tax revenue is on its way to the McHe ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Elgin man charged with sexual assault, Woodstock police say

    WOODSTOCK – An Elgin man was charged with felony sexual assault for an incident at a Woodstock motel, Woodstock police said.
    April 22, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • Woodstock High School makes WaPo's rankings

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock High School has joined four other area schools on the Washington Post's rankings of America's Most Challenging High Schools.
    April 22, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • MCC releases contract details ahead of Thursday meeting

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College reversed course Tuesday on withholding details of an agreed upon contract with its faculty association before a ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Comcast Cares Day to take place at Dundee Highlands Elementary School

    This Saturday, Comcast employees and volunteers from the Boys & Girls Club will spend time beautifying the building and grounds at Dundee Highlands El ...
    April 22, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • Video: Jarrett Payton speaks to elementary school kids

    Jarett Payton speaks to West Elementary kids about bullying. ...
    April 22, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Payton's son delivers anti-bullying message at West Elementary

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When two West Elementary School fifth-graders noticed some of their fellow classmates getting picked on at school, they called on the s ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Man convicted in 1957 murder of girl appeals

    CHICAGO — The nearly 60-year-old case of a girl who was snatched from a northern Illinois street then choked and stabbed to death is still making its ...
    April 22, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Celebrate Earth Day history with gratitude

    The first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, was effective at raising awareness about environmental issues and transforming public attitudes.  
    April 22, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • District 47 welcomes two new principals

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Crystal Lake middle schools will have new principals next school year.The Crystal ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Reader Poll

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