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  • 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 - 10:49 am
  • 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 ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • 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
  • Bond set for Marengo woman in alleged car, poodle theft

    WOODSTOCK – A family dog was caught in the center of a car robbery, but has since been returned to its owners, a McHenry County prosecutor said.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Michelle Obama designates Woodstock a 'Preserve America Community'

    WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock is one of just 11 Illinois locations that can call itself a Preserve America Community, after a recent designation b ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Despite some concerns, Crystal Lake approves annexation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The plan for a newly annexed lot at Huntley and Ackman roads remains unclear. The lac ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • 1 injured after Crystal Lake crash involving semitrailer, car

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One driver was taken to an area hospital Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash in Crystal Lake, fire officials said.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • The Nutcracker at the Raue preview

    Dancers from the Berkshire Ballet Theatre and the Summers Academy of Dance watch from the side stage during a rehearsal of "The Nutcracker" Tuesday De ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Crystal Lake City Council approves 1.43 percent tax levy increase

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Public Library will not get as much money as it asked for under a levy approved Tuesday evening.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • John Bucci sworn in as new Algonquin police chief (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – The village has its new police chief. In front of a large crowd that included many membe ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Reader Poll

    How far are you traveling this Christmas holiday?
    more than 200 miles
    between 200 and 100 miles
    less than 100 miles
    staying home