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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.
    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 ...
    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 ...
    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
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