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  • South Elgin woman guilty in heroin death

    A 25-year-old South Elgin woman was convicted by a jury Wednesday of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony, according to a news release issued by th ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Lakemoor delayed on approving municipal center designs

    LAKEMOOR – The Lakemoor Village Board will have to wait a little longer to approve designs for a new $6 million municipal complex that will house admi ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Fire contained to chimney in Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – A chimney fire in Johnsburg was called in by a neighbor when they saw the flames coming out the top of the chimney Thursday evening, a fir ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by vehicle in Island Lake

    ISLAND LAKE  – A woman was taken to taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in critical condition after being hit by a car Thursday evening, a fire o ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Algonquin, Lake in the Hills police looking for information on graffiti

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills and Algonquin police departments are looking for information on those responsible for a series of blue spray ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Crystal Lake self-storage facility receives lukewarm thumbs up from council

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A self-storage business looking to move into a vacant building on Virginia Road will have to do so without the extra signs it was looki ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • McHenry County church groups help fill religion gap for young adults

    Inside the basement of Dirk Vause's Crystal Lake house, a group of young adults gather sit on the couches and chairs in a semicircles. Some have print ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Marengo dinner, talent show set for Union boy accidentally shot by brother

    MARENGO – In Seattle for business earlier this summer, Caleb Schauer received a phone call from police that set off a frantic hours-long rush home to ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • No children on school buses involved in Crystal Lake crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An crash involving two school buses caused only minor injuries, a fire official said.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Crystal Lake police reports for Jan. 29, 2015

    • Gonzalo S. Espinoza, 25, 7408 Pingree Road, Crystal Lake, was charged Thursday, Dec. 18, with aggravated domestic battery by strangling, aggravated ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Pedestrian hit by car in Crystal Lake airlifted to Libertyville hospital

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A woman was injured and taken to a hospital Thursday after a vehicle-pedestrian crash in Crystal Lake, police said.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • McHenry County's unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in December, down from 7.5 percent in December 2013, according to preliminary fi ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court takes on Crystal Lake South bleachers case

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case between the city of Crystal Lake and Community High School District 155 over the ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Clarification

    A story on page A3 of the Wednesday, Jan. 28, edition did not list the total cost of a software contract the McHenry County Board is considering termi ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Fox River Grove officials discuss TIF expansion

    FOX RIVER GROVE – As part of an agreement with a potential developer, municipal officials on Wednesday explained the mechanics of potentially expandin ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:11 am
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