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  • Fatal crash closes eastbound Route 120 near McHenry

    McHENRY – A fatal crash has shut down the eastbound lanes of Route 120 in the McHenry area, police said Tuesday.
    UPDATED: Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • McHenry County Fair 2015 schedule

    The schedule for this week’s 2015 McHenry County Fair:Wednesdayn 7:30 a.m. Swine Barn – 4-H Swine Ca ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 9:23 am
  • McHenry man arrested after crash injures Marengo man

    McHENRY – A McHenry man was arrested Tuesday morning after a crash that sent a Marengo man to the hospital, police said.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • No injuries after Carpentersville apartment fire (with video)

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A fire in an apartment complex in Carpentersville resulted in minor damage, but no injuries, fire officials said Monday.
    UPDATED: Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • McHenry County College’s Shah Center to offer QuickBooks training

    McHENRY – Small businesses owners looking for an introduction to the QuickBooks accounting software have an option this fall in McHenry.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • McHenry County Board to help ease workforce network’s pain over lack of state budget

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board plans to give the county’s workforce agency some financial breathing room in the wake of the ongoing state budget ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • McHenry County Fair kicks off Wednesday, but 4-H shows already underway

    WOODSTOCK – For many McHenry County 4-H members, the program is a family affair.“Once you’re in 4-H, ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Developer aims for fall groundbreaking for Lake in the Hills apartment complex

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The developer who successfully petitioned to build a 39-unit apartment complex in the village is aiming to break ground in the fal ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs pet prescription bill into law

    Pet owners can now choose their own pharmacy for pet medications after legislation sponsored by Sen. Pam Althoff recently was signed into law by Gov. ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Trial starts for ex-Wonder Lake man accused of sexually assaulting girl

    WOODSTOCK – Opening arguments are set to begin Tuesday morning for the trial of a former Wonder Lake man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • YOUR PHOTOS: Aug. 2 storm hits McHenry County

    Reader and staff submitted images of McHenry County severe weather. Send yours with your name and town to
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • MCC offers adds web development classes to online offerings

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration is open for online classes on a variety of topics such as medical billing, accounting and food nutrition.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • McHenry County storm damages trees, power lines; Lake County tornado confirmed

    A severe thunderstorm that tore through McHenry County caused little destruction other than toppling trees and power lines, officials assessing damage ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Arlington Heights man killed in motorcycle crash between Crystal Lake, Cary

    A 50-year-old Arlington Heights motorcyclist died after he drove into the opposite lane of traffic and struck two vehicles Sunday between Crystal Lake ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Crystal Lake police ID Huntley teen who crashed into church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Members of Crystal Lake's Hope Church are praying for the 19-year-old Huntley man who drove into their sanctuary as they wait to find o ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Reader Poll

    What's your favorite part of the county fair?
    Farm animals
    Fair food
    Carnival rides
    Demolition derby