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  • Crystal Lake budget heavy on capital improvements

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A $105.1 million budget set to be considered by the Crystal Lake City Council this week includes $9 million in street projects, improve ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Woodstock City Council dedicates video gaming money to community programs

    WOODSTOCK – A portion of the $160,000 Woodstock officials expect to receive from video gaming machines in the upcoming budget will now cover programs ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Lakewood subdivision to be financed through the crowd

    LAKEWOOD – The homes being built in the Cambria subdivision are designed with empty nesters in mind – maintenance-free landscaping, architecture meant ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Fox River Grove approves increases in water/sewer rates, commuter parking fees

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Residents in Fox River Grove will see a 2 percent increase in their water bills after the board recently approved an ordinance to ad ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Huntley historic photo contest ends May 1

    HUNTLEY – Interested residents have until May 1 to submit their own photos for a contest that compares historic scenes throughout Huntley with modern ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Report: Illinois ranks ninth in most deficient bridges

    Yet another study of federal data concludes that the U.S., and Illinois in particular, is lagging when it comes to repairing or replacing structurally ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Shah Center to offer introductory computer classes

    McHENRY – Two introductory computer classes offered by McHenry County College’s Shah Center are designed for older adults, dislocated workers and othe ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • McHenry resident awarded $500 scholarship from sheriff's office

    McHENRY – The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office recently awarded a McHenry resident a $500 college scholarship.
    April 18, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Huntley Historical Society announces interview event

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley Historical Society invites the public to watch three longtime residents reminiscence about life in Huntley on May 5. Society boa ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Fire leaves Barrington Hills home uninhabitable (with video)

    BARRINGTON HILLS – There were no civilian injuries Saturday in a five-alarm fire in Barrington Hills that firefighters still were battling hours after ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • ChatterGirls program in Crystal Lake aims to raise self-esteem among young girls

    She started it for her granddaughter. She started it for her daughter. She started it for herself.Al ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Fairdale residents cope in tornado’s aftermath

    FAIRDALE – Dewey Barnes used to step outside his West Street home in the morning and be greeted by the sights and sounds of his close-knit Fairdale co ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Family sues driver in alleged DUI death of McHenry 17-year-old

    WOODSTOCK – The surviving family members of a 17-year-old killed by an alleged drunken driver has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit.
    April 17, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • MCC seeks literacy, math tutors for adult students

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is looking for people to tutor adult students in reading, math or English as a second language.
    April 18, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • State restores funding for select McHenry County area school districts

    ALGONQUIN – Algonquin-based District 300 will receive just shy of $700,000 of the $97 million in education funding being restored statewide.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:04 pm
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