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  • 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. 1, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Street to be closed for water main relocation

    WOODSTOCK – The Illinois Department of Transportation will be shutting down a Crystal Lake road Tuesday for water main work, according to a recent Cry ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • McHenry School District 15 continues additions, elimination of mobile classrooms

    McHENRY – McHenry School District 15 will see some changes in the upcoming school year as it eliminates mobile classrooms and makes additions to sever ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Woodstock VFW building for sale as group looks to downsize, build stronger community presence

    WOODSTOCK – A decline in members and funds in recent years has resulted in the Woodstock VFW Post 5040 putting its building up for sale.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Fox Valley Children's Organization celebrates 15 years serving kids, adults with disabilities

    ALGONQUIN – Years ago, Cami Lukas’ son always used a walker to get around.But after playing buddy ba ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • McHenry County human service leaders to stress economic worth amid budget impasse

    As the state’s budget woes continue to cripple their finances, human service agencies in McHenry County are planning an event meant to show their broa ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Death midwives, home funeral advocates push to take care of loved ones after they die

    WAUCONDA – Laura Fry only knew the first man she helped die as “dad.”The 72-year-old man’s lungs and ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Vehicle crashes into Crystal Lake church

    CRYSTAL LAKE –A Crystal Lake church was uninhabitable Saturday night after a vehicle drove well into the side of the building, fire officials said.
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • 1 taken to hospital after Crystal Lake crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One person was taken to an area hospital Saturday after a two-vehicle crash, fire officials said.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Video: Mommy Mingle event at Centegra Hospital in McHenry

    In this short video from Northwest Herald photographer Matthew Apgar, here are the highlights from Saturday's Mommy Mingle event/Latch On at Centegra ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Video: John Todd performs at Blues, Brews, and BBQs on Friday in McHenry

    In this short video from Northwest Herald photographer Matthew Apgar, John Todd performs at Blues, Brews and BBQs on Friday in McHenry
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Adult, youth triathlon set for Sunday

    WOODSTOCK – The fifth annual we.CAN.tri triathlon sprint and children’s triathlon will be held Sunday in Woodstock.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:27 am
  • One hospitalized after vehicle reportedly strikes bicyclist in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One person was taken to get medical attention by the driver of the vehicle that reportedly struck the person, who was on a bike, fire o ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 7:51 am
  • Cary community organizes around Maplewood School property

    CARY – As government agencies in Cary unite and the process to decide the fate of the long-discussed Maplewood property continues, area residents are ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Algonquin woman 'dances through' cancer

    ALGONQUIN – It's become a run-of-the-mill occurrence for Colleen Madeya to receive videos of friends, family and strangers dancing before a camera.
    July 31, 2015 - 11:43 pm
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