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  • Unemployment in McHenry County dips to 5.4 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County unemployment rate dropped 1.1 percent in April from a year ago, as rates fell in every metro area throughout Illinoi ...
    May 28, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Prairie Grove crash sends Lake in the Hills bicyclist to hospital

    PRAIRIE GROVE – A 35-year-old Lake in the Hills man was taken to an area hospital after a vehicle struck him while he was riding his bike Thursday, po ...
    May 28, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • McHenry child care center loses license, closes after state probe

    McHENRY – A McHenry child care center lost its license after an Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigation uncovered numerous v ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Wonder Lake firefighters to host blood drive at fire station June 6

    WONDER LAKE – The Wonder Lake Fire Protection District will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the fire station, 4300 E. Wo ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Crystal Lake wakeboard park won’t open this summer

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A cable wakeboard park will not be opening at Three Oaks Recreation Area this summer as originally planned, one of its developers said.
    May 28, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Lake in the Hills to host upcoming beach parties at Indian Trail Beach

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department is inviting residents and nonresidents to two upcoming beach parties.
    May 28, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • Cary to use legislative assistance for Metra station project

    CARY – The village has pursued legislative assistance to the tune of about $5,000 after the plan for the intended Metra station project recently hit a ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Johnsburg teen makes 3rd round at National Spelling Bee

    It was a mucedinous end to Mareike Western’s time at the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. The McHenry County Spelling Bee champion exited th ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • McHenry County manufacturers featured in new recruitment videos

    WOODSTOCK – Several area manufacturers worked with the McHenry County Workforce Network on short recruitment videos that show the companies’ operation ...
    May 28, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • McHenry County cops to take to Dunkin' Donuts rooftops for charity

    Police officers from departments across McHenry County will take to the rooftops of local Dunkin’ Donuts starting at 5 a.m. Friday to raise money for ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Crystal Lake family championing early intervention programs as Rauner proposes cuts

    Cuts to certain state-funded human services programs have critics calling Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget proposal "reckless," "uninformed" and "d ...
    UPDATED: May 28, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • Island Lake village president nominates former interim police chief as next chief

    ISLAND LAKE – A current trustee and former interim police chief is the village president's pick for the village's next police chief.
    May 27, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Tougher DUI law inspired by killer of Wonder Lake teen headed to governor

    A law that makes it tougher for repeat DUI offenders to get their licenses reinstated – inspired by the recent arrest of one who killed a Wonder Lake ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • 2 Crystal Lake businesses cited for selling alcohol to underage during check

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Crystal Lake businesses sold alcohol to underage customers during a recent round of compliance checks, according to the Crystal Lak ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Land Conservancy of McHenry County to open new Harvard park

    HARVARD – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, a nonprofit land preservation organization, will host a grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. June 14 at Ga ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:08 pm
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