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  • McHenry man cured of hepatitis through new drugs

    McHENRY – Ray Roach reflects on the grim prognosis a doctor delivered to him during a hospital stay nearly four years ago and smiles. 
    March 1, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • McHenry County Right to Carry providing buses for lobbying day

    WOODSTOCK – While concealed carry now is legal in Illinois, Mickey Schuch said gun rights activists still have work to do.  
    March 1, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • District 47 leadership changes coming with three principals to retire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three elementary schools and one middle school in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will have new principals next year.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • On the record with Algonquin hunter and conservationist

    ALGONQUIN – Don and Lucille Foecking of Algonquin eat pheasant about once every two weeks.It’s not b ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • No injuries after snowmobiles fall through ice in unincorporated McHenry

    There were no injuries after two snowmobiles fell through the ice Saturday night in unincorporated McHenry, fire officials said.
    March 1, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Rutland Township officials ready for budget showdown over assessor salaries

    HUNTLEY – Officials in Rutland Township expect a budget showdown this month over the money the property assessor uses to make payroll, after the towns ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • McHenry County low-income student population increasing

    Between the 2004-05 and 2013-14 school years, the number of students on free and reduced-price lunch plans in Illinois increased from 40 percent to 50 ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Island Lake hires mayor's former campaign volunteer as full-time employee

    ISLAND LAKE – A former Island Lake police officer – the same man who ran Mayor Charlie Amrich’s successful campaign in 2013 – on Thursday night was aw ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Crystal Lake School District 47 approves parking agreement with neighboring church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For years, parking at Hannah Beardsley Middle School has spilled over into the lots of the neighboring church.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Elgin Genealogical Society to meet Tuesday

    ELGIN – The Elgin Genealogical Society will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the first-floor meeting room of the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted by a McHenry County grand jury, according to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. The charges are allegati ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • 'Death by Food' to be explored at ECC presentation

    ELGIN – Journalist Bill Kurtis will give a presentation at Elgin Community College on Monday, March 16, about the effects of the American diet.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • Workshop to focus on stream water quality

    The Illinois RiverWatch Network is offering Illinois citizens and educators the chance to train to become citizen scientists and join the network of m ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:44 pm
  • Algonquin to build new multi-use path

    ALGONQUIN – The village of Algonquin recently applied for a state grant to fund a new multi-use path project, and officials have said there are simila ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • Waukegan man charged in Fox Lake bar shooting

    FOX LAKE – A Waukegan man has been charged with shooting a bouncer during a large fight at a Fox Lake bar early Saturday morning.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 4:50 pm
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