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  • Lakewood Village Board OKs 2.75 percent levy increase

    LAKEWOOD – Lakewood property owners can expect to see the village portion of their property tax bill go up next year.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Harvard woman recovering from triple organ transplant

    HARVARD – Two months ago, Andi Swenson’s lungs had deteriorated to the point that they looked like there were beaten by a stick, her father Eric Swens ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Naval recruits enjoy Thanksgiving meals in Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Johnsburg, Fox River Grove

    Sailors lined up in the cafeteria of St. Margaret Mary School in Algonquin to a heap of salad, pasta, sweet potatoes, turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed po ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Six people sent to hospital after Route 176 crash in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Six people were sent to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash along Route 176, the Crystal Lake Fire Department said.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Letters, phone calls from Santa to arrive in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A letter or phone call from Santa Claus could be on its way.If children send their le ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Turkey Testicle Festival a growing tradition in Huntley

    HUNTLEY – Darcy Bauer checked off one item on her bucket list Wednesday. Bauer, who flew in to the a ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • 32nd annual Turkey Testicle Festival

    The 32th annual Turkey Testicle Festival Wednesday at the Parkside Pub in Huntley. ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Wisconsin man charged in Route 120 crash that killed Lindenhurst man

    VOLO – A Wisconsin man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide in the Tuesday crash on Route 120 that kille ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • D-155 to start city zoning process for Crystal Lake South bleachers

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 plans on starting the zoning process on its controversial $1.18 million bleacher expansion in the ne ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Crystal Lake comes together for annual Community Harvest (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Every year, Jay Gorski of Crystal Lake takes a week off from his Chicago-based job to spend five hours of each day weighing and organiz ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:33 pm
  • Woodscreek Park reopens in Crystal Lake following renovation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Woodscreek Park has reopened to the public after a $1.2 million makeover. The newly r ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Marlowe Middle School's 'Nutcracker' play starts Dec. 12 in Huntley

    HUNTLEY – More than 60 students from Marlowe Middle School will perform a unique take on the classic "Nutcracker" ballet, beginning Dec. 12.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • McHenry County sheriff looking for info on car burglaries near Cary

    CARY – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying a suspect or suspects in recent car burglaries.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Woodstock Police host 'Coffee with the Chief' on Dec. 8

    WOODSTOCK – The latest "Coffee with the Chief" event at the Woodstock Police Department will feature workers from McHenry County Animal Control.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • Unemployment rate in McHenry County falls to 5.1 percent

    McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell 1.9 percentage points in October compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary data from the U ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:57 pm
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