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  • Crystal Lake Public Library to show movies, tell stories

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Story times, concerts, crafts and movies are being offered at the Crystal Lake Public Library.
    July 31, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Lake in the Hills police to host National Night Out event

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Police Department will host an upcoming event to take a stand against crime and promote safety in the commun ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Transgender activists happy to call McHenry County home

    In the wake of Caitlyn Jenner’s high-profile coming out and acceptance speech at the ESPY Awards, as well as transgender feature stories in major nati ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • McHenry County communities notice recent jump in mosquitoes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A sudden spike in the mosquito population has some municipalities ramping up efforts to control the biting nuisances.
    July 30, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • August concert at Glacial Park to feature The Jeff Trudell Band

    RINGWOOD – An outdoor concert featuring the talents of The Jeff Trudell Band is set for Aug. 7.Origi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Lakewood tailors affordable housing plan to seniors, adults with disabilities

    LAKEWOOD – With demand high, group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities play a new role in Lakewood’s plans to bring affo ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Harvard High School to implement use of Chromebooks for students at home

    HARVARD – Today one textbook can cost $200, which is about the same price of one Chromebook, said John Hollingsworth, assistant principal at Harvard H ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Woodscreek Park's Crystal Castle splash pad gets extended hours

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Hours for the splash pad at Woodscreek Park's Crystal Castle have been increased for the remainder of the season as a result of a recen ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Volo Auto Museum’s Christine on loan to Stephen King

    VOLO — Volo Auto Museum executives say they are well known for collecting and exhibiting Hollywood cars and that when it comes to curating cars, thoug ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Motorcyclist killed in Route 176 crash identified

    The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash in unincorporated Fremont Township as 36-year-old Round Lake resi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Dominican Republic policies concerning McHenry County groups with Haiti ties

    As an immigration crisis unfolds in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, local Haiti organizations and ministries are concerned about the strain polici ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • 2 Algonquin crashes send 6 to hospital (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – Two Algonquin crashes within about 30 minutes sent a total of six people to an area hospital Wednesday, an official from the Algonquin-Lak ...
    July 29, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Outbound Union Pacific Northwest Metra train moving again

    A Union Pacific Northwest Metra train, halted because of mechanical failure, is moving again but operating about 30 minutes behind schedule.
    July 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Fair at MCC teaches McHenry County children about safety, health (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Anthony Ruiz's path to kindergarten started Wednesday.Anthony, a 5-year-old from Harv ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Starbucks requests to serve alcoholic beverages in Algonquin

    ALGONQUIN – Thirsty customers at a particular Algonquin Starbucks might at some point be able to choose from a selection of not only coffee and tea, b ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:27 am
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