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  • Stiemke: Fifth year for Human Race is on the horizon

    The McHenry County Human Race is coming up on year five. It is hard to believe we are here already.B ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Johnsburg Junior High School girl wins McHenry County spelling bee

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The final word was perfidy.Mareike Western knew she knew the word, but the lights shi ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Watch Replay: 2015 McHenry County Spelling Bee

    Watch a replay of the 2015 McHenry County Spelling Bee, won by Mareike Western of Johnsburg. The bee ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Oakwood Hills power plant opposition group donates remaining $10,000

    OAKWOOD HILLS – When developers pulled a $450 million power plant proposal for Oakwood Hills in September, the grassroots organization that fought for ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • McHenry County seeking bids for land for salt dome

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County is looking to buy land for a new and larger road salt dome, but no takers have yet materialized.
    March 4, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Harvard starts work to create new comprehensive plan

    HARVARD – On Thursday, Harvard residents can contribute their own ideas to the city’s long-term goals, as officials start updating a comprehensive pla ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Algonquin, Woodstock denounce Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts

    Fearing drastic cutbacks to police, public works and other core governmental services, officials from two area communities this week formally denounce ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Wauconda District 118 suing Lakemoor over TIF district (with document)

    LAKEMOOR – It took more than a year for Lakemoor village officials to plan and approve a tax increment financing district at Routes 120 and 12, but it ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • African Children's Choir to perform at Crystal Lake church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The internationally acclaimed African Children's Choir will be performing at a Crystal Lake Church as part of its ongoing efforts to ra ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Police asking for help finding missing Crystal Lake Central student, 18

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding Adrian Salazar, the 18-year-old who has not been home sin ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Crystal Lake community garden plots now available

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Community garden plots at Hill Farm Acres are available on a first-come, first-served basis to Crystal Lake Park District residents.
    March 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District extends tot open gym dates

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The drop-in open gym for tots ages 1 to 3 will continue through March.The program is ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • 1 taken to hospital after crash near Algonquin and Randall roads (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – One female patient was transported to an area hospital Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Algonquin Road, fire officials said.
    March 4, 2015 - 6:34 pm
  • District 156 school board candidates discuss finances, teachers union at forum

    McHENRY – Three of six candidates for the McHenry High School District 156 Board took part in a forum Tuesday to give residents a summary of their goa ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District Board asks for split of park impact fees

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The impact fees developers pay for parks have helped the Crystal Lake Park District make capital improvements.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:32 pm
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