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  • Black light Zumba party planned in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In a workout that feels more like a party, a Zumba instructor will lead a class decked out in white and neon in a room lit with black l ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Marian Central Catholic High School superintendent to retire this year

    WOODSTOCK – The longtime superintendent of Marian Central Catholic High School will resign at the end of the school year.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 sets kindergarten registration

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kindergarten registration for Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will take place in the last week of February.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Fire destroys tent behind McHenry Best Buy

    McHENRY – A fire destroyed a tent pitched in the wooded area behind the Best Buy off Route 31, a fire official said.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District adds new drop-in program for crafters

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A drop-in gathering of crafters is planned for each month this winter and spring. The program is a new offering from the Crystal Lake P ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Algonquin planning capital projects for 2015-16 fiscal year

    ALGONQUIN – About $8.2 million worth of capital projects and engineering costs are planned for Algonquin’s 2015-16 fiscal year, which begins May 1.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Crystal Lake to consider annexing Sands Road carnival ride business

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Another unincorporated property along Sands Road is set to be annexed into the city.T ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Huntley School District 158, support staff union resolve salary dispute

    HUNTLEY – Support staff from Huntley District 158 will receive an extra bump in their salary increases next year, after union leaders and administrato ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Women are minority in McHenry County municipal bodies; local, state officials weigh in

    Before being urged and recruited to run for public office, McHenry Mayor Susan Low said it never crossed her mind that she might end up at the head of ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Uncertainty over polluted area puts Marengo well project, annexations on hold

    MARENGO – The uncertain direction of a pollution plume near Marengo’s border is disrupting a city plan years in the making to expand its western bound ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Fire causes estimated $100,000 damage to Island Lake home

    ISLAND LAKE – Sparks could be seen over the roof of a one-story house on Lakeview Drive on Saturday evening as firefighters responded to a fire in Isl ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • UPDATED: McHenry County under winter storm warning starting tonight

    The National Weather Service has issued an updated winter storm warning for much of the upper Midwest including McHenry and surrounding counties.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Marengo man accidentally shoots self, son; suffers minor injuries

    MARENGO – A Marengo man and his 14-year-old son were taken to a hospital after a gun accidentally fired while the man was cleaning it.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • With high obesity rates in field, McHenry County police, firefighters strive for fitness

    WOODSTOCK – Chief Ralph Webster has one word for the men and women at his fire department."You want ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Crystal Lake South High School bleachers: Zoning hearing for District 155 rescheduled

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will not before the city's Planning and Zoning Commission next week as or ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 6:18 pm
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