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  • Pedestrian killed by Metra train in Woodstock, official says

    WOODSTOCK — A person was killed by an inbound Metra train in Woodstock on Thursday afternoon, a Metra spokeswoman confirmed.
    NEW: June 30, 2016 - 5:25 pm
  • State lawmakers approve stopgap budget, aid to CPS

    The General Assembly on Thursday passed a six-month stopgap budget to keep critical services functioning and throw a financial lifeline to Chicago Pub ...
    UPDATED: June 30, 2016 - 5:38 pm
  • McHenry County police offer travel safety tips for Fourth of July weekend

    Police departments around McHenry County are providing residents with travel safety tips for Fourth of July weekend, including warnings about drunken ...
    UPDATED: June 30, 2016 - 5:13 pm
  • McHenry County judge won't reconsider dismissing charges against ex-coroner

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge upheld his decision to not dismiss misconduct charges against former McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz.
    UPDATED: June 30, 2016 - 5:12 pm
  • Crystal Lake mosquito spraying scheduled for Friday night

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Mosquito trucks will spray citywide between Friday night and Saturday morning.The spr ...
    UPDATED: June 30, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Editor's desk: Readers have had enough, too

    Some readers called for term limits. Others said lawmakers shouldn’t be paid. A few said it was time for all of them to go.
    June 30, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • Woodstock Farmers Market receives funding from Link Up Illinois

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Farmers Market announced it has been awarded funding from Link Up Illinois to start a double coupon program for Link custome ...
    June 30, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • McHenry County looking to refill its water resources specialist position

    WOODSTOCK – A proposal to bring back the staff position that had the goal of ensuring the quality and sustainability of McHenry County’s groundwater i ...
    June 30, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Affordable housing complex celebrates opening in Lake in the Hills

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Villas of Lake in the Hills celebrated its opening Wednesday with 60 new, affordable housing units.
    June 30, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Spring Grove-area man charged with aggravated DUI free on bond

    WOODSTOCK – A Spring Grove-area man accused of driving under the influence in a weekend crash that killed his passenger is out on bond, according to c ...
    June 30, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Marengo City Council appoints new interim police chief

    MARENGO – The city of Marengo will have an interim police chief after Chief Joseph Hallman leaves for a new job at the end of the month.
    June 30, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • McHenry County College approves science lab expansion

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Board of Trustees has approved the construction of additional space for science classes and labs.
    June 30, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • McHenry gun shop to raffle off AR-15 rifle to benefit Orlando shooting victims

    McHENRY – A McHenry gun shop announced plans Wednesday to raffle off an AR-15 rifle to raise money for the victims of the June 12 nightclub shooting i ...
    June 30, 2016 - 12:26 pm
  • AMVETS 29th annual picnic gives veterans a chance to get out and have fun

    FOX RIVER GROVE – About 500 hospitalized veterans came out Wednesday for the 29th annual AMVETS picnic, hosted by the Cary-Grove AMVETS Pearl Harbor M ...
    June 30, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Helicopter to deliver HVAC systems to Crystal Lake South High School

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A helicopter will be placing HVAC systems on the roof of Crystal Lake South High School on Thursday, according to a Nixle alert from th ...
    June 29, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • Reader Poll

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