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  • LIVE UPDATES: Police swarm Fox Lake in apparent manhunt

    FOX LAKE – There are reports of large police presence near Sayton Road in Fox Lake. Police scanner t ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • McHenry County Board committee examines limited options in wake of scathing dental audit

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee frustrated with the likelihood that prosecuting several dentists accused of double-billing at the taxpaye ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Too much homework? McHenry County students, parents, schools weigh in

    McHENRY – When Casey Hewett was in third grade, she said her homework could take up to an hour sometimes. 
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Woodstock's Hope Through Dance to raise money for suicide awareness

    WOODSTOCK – Hope Through Dance will hold its sixth performance in Woodstock Saturday to raise money for suicide awareness through the Laura Twirls Fou ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 8:05 pm
  • Water main break near Harvard Junior High School results in boil order

    HARVARD – A water main break near Harvard Junior High School Monday resulted in a boil order in the area, according to Harvard Community Unit School D ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Crystal Lake Library having free movie showings, children storytimes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Movies, story times and hands-on science programs are some of the programs being offered this month at the Crystal Lake Public Library.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Crystal Park District offers wagon rides through Sterne's Woods

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Wagon rides through Sterne's Woods followed by an evening around a campfire can be arranged through the Crystal Lake Park District this ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Woodstock, McHenry Feed My Starving Children organizers seek donations, volunteers

    A group of McHenry County residents is trying to raise $110,000 to provide more than 500,000 meals for starving children across the world.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • McHenry County group renting out weed wrenches to fight buckthorn

    WOODSTOCK – In an effort to help residents get rid of invasive plants such as buckthorn, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is renting out ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Library card campaign to start in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Public Library is focusing on getting residents signed up for library cards this month.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • McHenry schools were on soft lockdown after bomb threat

    McHENRY – A soft lockdown on McHenry schools was lifted after McHenry police investigated a bomb threat called in Monday morning, according to a news ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Crystal Lake police investigating possible stabbing in Coventry subdivision (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police are investigating a physical altercation – possibly a stabbing or slashing – that injured two males in a Crystal La ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Algonquin man accused of lighting wife's closet on fire after she files for divorce

    WOODSTOCK – An Algonquin man intentionally set fire to his wife’s closet in an attempt to burn her clothes, prosecutors said in court documents chargi ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • McHenry police reports for Aug. 31, 2015

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Dense fog advisory expires in McHenry County

    A dense fog advisory the National Weather Service issued Monday morning for McHenry County has expired.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 9:09 am
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