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  • Cary police reports for April 28, 2015

    • Brandon M. Castino, 28, 124 Bright Oaks Circle, Cary, was charged Saturday, Feb. 21, with battery.
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Scott Peters criticizes his lawyers as Holiday Hills shooting trial about to start

    WOODSTOCK – Before the trial got underway for the man accused of shooting at McHenry County sheriff's deputies, Scott B. Peters once again protested h ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • McHenry County College offers combined courses aimed at engaging students

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The task assigned by their teachers was to find something in the garden to take care of – raking the pebbles into wavy lines, picking d ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Spring Grove woman remembered for tireless community involvement

    SPRING GROVE – Throughout her life, Kathy Pelz was many things. The 58-year-old Spring Grove residen ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooting trial for Scott Peters will begin Tuesday

    WOODSTOCK – Opening arguments are planned for Tuesday in the trial of Scott B. Peters, the Holiday Hills man accused of shooting and injuring two McHe ...
    UPDATED: April 28, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Motorcycle driver injured after Richmond crash with pickup truck

    RICHMOND – A crash involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle sent one person to an area hospital Monday afternoon, fire officials said.
    April 27, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Appellate court hears Mario Casciaro's Johnsburg murder appeal

    ELGIN – Attorneys made oral arguments Monday before a panel of three judges who will now decide whether to overturn or affirm the first-degree murder ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Crystal Lake Girl Scouts pay it forward with free doughnuts (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With 200 doughnut holes in hand, three Crystal Lake Girl Scouts darted through the crowds at the Crystal Lake Metra station Monday morn ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Woodstock father accused of shaking 4-month-old baby, fracturing boy's skull

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man faces aggravated battery charges after he allegedly shook his 4-month-old son violently and fractured the baby’s skull, po ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • McHenry County Habitat for Humanity rehab home for McHenry family

    McHENRY – With new house keys in hand, Mary Chavez of McHenry spoke Sunday with a tone of relief.“We ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Higher education in Woodstock Old Courthouse’s future?

    WOODSTOCK – A university or another higher education institution could one day anchor the historical Old Courthouse in Woodstock, if the City Council ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • One hospitalized after reported pedestrian-vehicle incident in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – One person was taken to an area hospital early Sunday after a reported pedestrian-vehicle incident in Woodstock, officials said.
    April 26, 2015 - 7:51 pm
  • McHenry Unitarian congregation hosts rummage sale

    McHENRY –  Members of the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 W. Bull Valley Road in McHenry, are assembling a huge, three-day rumm ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Centegra offers nursing scholarship; deadline to apply is May 29

    McHENRY – The Centegra Health System Auxiliary invites individuals who have been accepted into nursing programs to apply for the Audrey Ballard Nursin ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Lake in the Hills economic development coordinator resigns

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village’s economic development coordinator recently resigned, leaving a hole to fill in the community development department, ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think an appellate court will overturn Mario Casciaro's murder conviction?