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  • Just for Fun Roller Rink in McHenry gives back despite break-in, theft

    McHENRY — Lisa Duncan will keep giving even when others take from her.Duncan, owner of Just for Fun ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • McHenry Public Library adds solar panels to roof

    McHENRY – James Scholtz has helped re-energize the McHenry Public Library.One of the longtime dreams ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • MCCD offers winter hikes in Ringwood, Marengo, Crystal Lake

    A variety of hikes — some at night, in search of owls or full of games — will be offered at McHenry County Conservation District sites this December.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Small Business Saturday: McHenry County businesses hope to attract holiday shoppers

    For local business owner Carol Chrisman, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is her time to thrive."It's ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • McHenry County residents protest Wal-Mart in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A group of 10 to 12 people stood on a Crystal Lake corner on Black Friday, picketing in support of Wal-Mart employees and joining in on ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Cary awards 2 facade grants for building on Main Street

    CARY – Two facade grants recently were approved by the village for two owners of a multitenant building at 200 and 208 W. Main St., in the downtown ar ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • PHOTOS: Community send off for Cary-Grove football team

    With a police and fire department escort the Cary-Gove football team headed for Champaign to play in the class 7A title game on Saturday.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • McHenry County shoppers out for Black Friday deals after Thanksgiving rush

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Neatly written on a loose-leaf sheet of paper were names, items to buy, prices, plus a budget for each of the 15 people Stephanie Vich ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • PHOTOS: Volunteers Work at Community Harvest

    Crystal Lake comes together for annual event to sort 60,000 pounds of food. ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 6:19 pm
  • Crafts, history lessons included in McHenry County Conservation District programs

    Crafting ornaments and and discovering the basics of snowshoeing are some of the programs lined up at the McHenry County Conservation District this De ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • 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. 28, 2014 - 3:21 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
  • 6 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. 28, 2014 - 8:58 am
  • 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
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