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  • McHenry Planning and Zoning Commission approves redevelopment of downtown theater

    McHENRY – The McHenry Planning and Zoning Commission this week unanimously approved a proposal to redevelop and reopen the downtown McHenry theater bu ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 5:32 pm
  • Crystal Lake students, teachers attend President Donald Trump’s inauguration

    While many were watching the presidential inauguration from their TVs, Nichole Kiddy and Alex Harris, eighth-graders at Hannah Beardsley Middle School ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 5:31 pm
  • Algonquin water meter replacement program to improve reading accuracy, official says

    ALGONQUIN – A proposed water meter replacement program will improve the accuracy of readings and give residents an easy way to measure their water use ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • McHenry County's 22nd Judicial Circuit Court relocating, renaming arbitration center

    WOODSTOCK – The 22nd Judicial Circuit Court’s arbitration center is getting a new home and a new name.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:01 am
  • Prairie Grove School District 46 awarded $7,222 grant to get LED lights

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 has been awarded $7,222 to replace broken and inefficient light fixtures at Prairie Grov ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • McHenry County College offering Animal CPR, First Aid class for future veterinarians

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Those interested in becoming pet-care professionals might be interested in taking McHenry County College’s Animal CPR, First Aid and Ca ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:58 am
  • Metra to expand capacity on all lines for Women’s March on Chicago

    Metra trains will have expanded capacity on all lines Saturday to accommodate people traveling to the Women’s March on Chicago. 
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:02 am
  • Route 14 crash sends 2 to hospital, police say

    HARVARD – Two people were sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a crash north of Harvard, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Aimee Knop said.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • Crystal Lake Rib House, On Target Range team up for inauguration party

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A local barbecue restaurant and a neighboring gun range are teaming up to throw a party celebrating Friday’s inauguration.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • McHenry police promote new commander, sergeant at City Council meeting

    McHENRY – The promotion of two McHenry police officials and a liquor license transfer highlighted Monday’s McHenry City Council meeting.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:53 am
  • Coroner IDs Woodstock 76-year-old killed by Metra train

    WOODSTOCK – A 76-year-old man from Woodstock was identified as the person killed by a Metra train Sunday.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Registered sex offender accused of playing Santa in Huntley

    WOODSTOCK – A former substance abuse counselor and convicted sex offender formally denied a charge Wednesday that accused him of playing Santa Claus f ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • McHenry County road salt usage average this winter despite milder January weather

    Most of McHenry County’s public works departments are in a good position to have enough road salt to last the winter.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake to give out food, clothes Saturday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Food and clothes will be given out to those in need Saturday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • Lyons named Northwest Herald managing editor

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kevin Lyons, Northwest Herald’s news editor since 2004, has been named managing editor of the newspaper and multimedia outlet, effectiv ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:46 am
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