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  • Improvements planned for MCCD's Harrison Benwell parking lot, entrance

    WONDER LAKE – The parking lot and entrance to the McHenry County Conservation District’s first site will be getting an upgrade, district spokeswoman s ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Harvard man arrested after crashing into building

    HARVARD – A 25-year-old Harvard man faces drug and traffic charges after he crashed into a building in Harvard, police said Tuesday.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Stiemke: Is your agency prepared for disaster?

    Disaster can happen with little notice. Are you prepared? Is your nonprofit, church, synagogue or business ready?
    July 8, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Developer hopes to save 'dead development' in Crystal Lake but concerns raised over density

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The housing market isn’t what it was when the Bryn Mawr subdivision was approved in 2004.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Vehicle impound fees in McHenry County as Illinois court questions fees

    Some municipalities are taking another look at a fee they use to recoup the costs of impounding a vehicle and taking its driver to court.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • 4 graduate from McHenry County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Academy

    WOODSTOCK – The cornerstone of Sheriff Bill Prim’s campaign last year was implementing a volunteer program at the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • McHenry County College to offer golf class in Prairie Grove

    PRAIRIE GROVE – A golf class offered by McHenry County College will get participants into the swing of things this season.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Crystal Lake July 4 crackdown results in 2 arrests, 59 tickets

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A crackdown by the Crystal Lake Police Department over the week leading up to the July 4 holiday resulted in two arrests and nearly 60 ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Cary Park District continues with comprehensive master planning

    CARY – Some Cary Park District residents will receive community surveys at the end of the month, as the district continues with its 2015 comprehensive ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • James Cowlin promoted to McHenry County circuit judge, bench vacancies remain

    WOODSTOCK – A third generation McHenry County associate judge has been promoted to circuit judge. Ju ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • McHenry County Board again rejects prevailing wage ordinance

    WOODSTOCK – For a second straight year, the McHenry County Board voted down the prevailing wage in a symbolic gesture to Springfield that carries no ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Bond lowered for former Johnsburg school employee charged with sex act with student

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge reduced the bond for a former Johnsburg High School employee accused of engaging in a sex act with a student.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Glacial Park concert to feature jazz favorites in Ringwood

    RINGWOOD – The Dixieland Jazz Cats will bring the spirit of New Orleans, Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras to the back patio of the Lost Valley Visitor Ce ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Police: Alcohol-related charges expected in Fox River crash near Cary

    CARY – Illinois Conservation Police officials said they expect to file alcohol-related charges against a speed boat operator after a Fourth of July bo ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Punctured aerosol can catches fire in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – A pierced aerosol can started a small fire Tuesday at a home in Woodstock, fire officials said.
    July 8, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of the $500 fee many municipalities charge when a vehicle is impounded?
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