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  • Woodstock City Council OKs train depot plan with video gaming

    WOODSTOCK – The issue of video gaming nearly snagged a business proposal that would create a cafe, deli, convenience store and small bar inside the Wo ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • McHenry County Board nixes request for taller cell tower near Bull Valley

    WOODSTOCK – Can you hear me now? The answer is no. The McHenry County Board on Tuesday evening, on a ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Harvard approves annual tax levy

    HARVARD – In a 5-2 vote, the city council this week approved a balloon levy request, knowing it wouldn't receive the full amount it is asking for.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • McHenry County police plan extra holiday enforcement

    Police departments around the county plan to have extra traffic enforcement for the upcoming holiday weeks.
    UPDATED: Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Release McHenry County Sheriff's summary of Andy Zinke report, judge orders

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge ordered the Sheriff's Office to release part of an internal investigation report on the Office's former undersherif ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Cary police reports for Dec. 18, 2014

    • Lucas W. Goerlitz, 22, 245 Thomas St., Cary, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 18, with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and expire ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Woodstock Christmas Clearing House to serve 2,500 kids with food, toys

    WOODSTOCK – About a week before Christmas, Cheryl Nolan of Woodstock spent Wednesday night in a drafty warehouse with her sons, who were more excited ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Chicago-area travelers should stay aware of possible Christmas storms, meteorologists say

    Rain, snow and wind could put a damper on holiday travel plans throughout the Midwest, including in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, an AccuWeathe ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • MCC to offer phlebotomy technician training

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Training to become a phlebotomy technician – a health care professional who collects, transports, handles and processes blood and other ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • MCC to offer CPR training for health care providers

    CRYSTAL LAKE – CPR training for health care providers will be available each month starting in January at McHenry County College.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Big benefits for Huntley one year after interchange opens

    HUNTLEY – Addressing trustees before their budget vote last week, Village Manager Dave Johnson cautioned that Huntley may never again see the $188 mil ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Woodstock City Council member Julie Dillon explains departure

    WOODSTOCK – A longtime Woodstock City Council member opted against a re-election bid in April because she wants to see fresh blood represent the city.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based District 47 mulls parking agreement with church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There aren't enough parking spots at Hannah Beardsley Middle School. Crystal Lake Ele ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi elected to lead attorney association

    McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi is now president of the Illinois State's Attorneys Association, according to a news release.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Code of conduct for appointees sent back to McHenry County Board committee

    WOODSTOCK – Concerns over potential problems and vagaries with a proposed code of conduct for appointees to boards and commissions prompted the McHenr ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:01 pm
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