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  • After long wait, community radio stations changing McHenry County media

    A rare opportunity with the federal government has slowly diversified the media landscape in McHenry County during the past year with homegrown conten ...
    NEW: Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • On the Record With: Woodstock man selling Thanksgiving turkeys for Salvation Army

    For the past several years, Tom Dougherty has spent the days leading up to Thanksgiving cooking turkey – a lot of turkey.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Snow expected in the area this evening

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A winter weather advisory could dump as much as 3 to 5 inches of snow on the area Monday.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Corrections

    The article “Special prosecutors chosen” on page A3 of the Sunday, Nov. 23, Northwest Herald requires a correction. A headline accompanying the articl ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Crystal Lake area stable fire likely killed 32 horses

    Tyson and Amber Bauman stood in the mist and rain Sunday morning as firefighters monitored the still smoldering stables where fire officials believe a ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 7:47 pm
  • Black Friday starting early, but not for everybody

    To many, Thanksgiving is a day for overeating and family merriment, and for a number of local business owners, that’s exactly way it should be.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Woodstock, Harvard now pursuing enterprise zone together

    After an initial miscommunication, Woodstock and Harvard officials will now work together to secure various economic incentives available from the sta ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Turkey Trot for Hospice 5K set for Thanksgiving Day

    McHENRY – McHenry County residents can burn some calories before Thanksgiving feasts and give back to the community at the same time during the third ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Head-on collision sends one to hospital

    WAUCONDA – A head-on collision sent one person to the hospital, a fire official said.The Wauconda Fi ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Marengo expects 2 percent property tax levy increase

    MARENGO – Seeing another year of declining property values, Marengo officials expect to collect only about $30,000 more in property taxes next year.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • MCCD to see property tax revenues return to 2012 levels

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Conservation District officials have been predicting financial doom all year.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Algonquin chief recommended to be next U.S. marshal for Northern Illinois district

    ALGONQUIN – The retiring Algonquin police chief was named one of three finalists to be the next U.S. marshal of the Northern Illinois District.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Special prosecutors ordered in civil suit against state's attorney

    WOODSTOCK – A federal judge ordered special prosecutors to represent a McHenry County judge and a former prosecutor in a civil lawsuit against State’s ...
    UPDATED: Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Cary-Grove defeats Libertyville, 41-7

    Cary-Grove is headed to state after winning Saturday's Class 7A semifinal game against Libertyville November 22, 2014. Cary-Grove won, 41-7.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Rollover crash sends one to hospital in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A rollover crash Friday evening sent one person to the hospital, a fire official said.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:47 pm
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