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  • McHenry County Board approves MCCD's 2017 budget over objections

    WOODSTOCK – The existence of a police force operated by the McHenry County Conservation District again proved to be a sticking point for some members ...
    UPDATED: May 5, 2016 - 6:44 pm
  • Fire causes $100,000 in damage to McHenry County home, official says

    The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded early Thursday morning to a fire that left a house uninhabitable.
    May 5, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • Woodstock Deputy Police Chief John Lieb appointed to fill chief position

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Deputy Police Chief John Lieb has been appointed to fill the chief position after Chief Robert Lowen retires in June.
    May 5, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Woodstock to consider home rule policy similar to Downers Grove

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock City Council has agreed to put together a policy that would outline guidelines for the city when it becomes home rule.
    May 5, 2016 - 3:24 pm
  • Free Bark Fest at Hoffman Park dog park in Cary

    FREE – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Dog Park at Hoffman Park, West Main Street, CaryFeaturing ...
    May 5, 2016 - 1:38 pm
  • Judge won't dismiss misconduct charges against ex-McHenry County coroner

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge rejected a motion to dismiss official misconduct charges against former McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz.
    UPDATED: May 5, 2016 - 6:46 pm
  • Young Eagles Rally: Free airplane rides for kids at Lake in the Hills Airport

    FREE – 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 7, Lake in the Hills Airport, 8407 Pyott Road, Lake in the Hills
    May 5, 2016 - 1:26 pm
  • Cary officials worry fractured dispatch could cause problems in emergencies

    CARY – The Village Board is considering whether to provide the Cary Fire Protection District with a "financial bridge" to prevent the district from sw ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:49 pm
  • Police investigate Volo crash that killed female pedestrian

    VOLO – Lake County authorities are investigating an early-morning crash they said left a female pedestrian dead Thursday.
    May 5, 2016 - 5:42 pm
  • Huntley teen charged with armed robbery of McHenry payday loan store

    McHENRY – A Huntley teen has been charged in the Thursday morning armed robbery of a payday loan store, McHenry police said.
    UPDATED: May 5, 2016 - 6:43 pm
  • From the Editor's Desk: What? Trump, Clinton debate Randall Road

    Not sure where this came from, but I woke up the other day and imagined Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debating the $97 million Randall Road improve ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • Main Stay Therapeutic Farm prepares for new facility in Richmond

    RICHMOND – A nearly 30-year-old area therapeutic farm that owners say is bursting at the seams soon will have a new space to call home.
    May 5, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Bethesda plans Cinco de Mayo in Marengo for people with developmental disabilities

    MARENGO – Bethesda Lutheran Communities is holding a Cinco de Mayo celebration for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    May 5, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Crystal Lake ditches panhandling ban in wake of federal court ruling

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A federal court’s decision to strike down Springfield’s anti-panhandling ordinance prompted the Crystal Lake City Council to repeal its ...
    May 5, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Homeless man forced his way into Cary home to hurt resident, police say

    CARY –A former Cary man faces multiple felonies after police said he forced his way into a home he had been barred from visiting with the intent of h ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:58 pm
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