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  • Tensions simmer on McHenry City Council

    McHENRY – A city’s strategic plan lists its strengths and weaknesses and outlines its goals.It’s not ...
    NEW: Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Garage ‘total loss’ after fire, fire official says

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A fire caused substantial damage to a garage and minor damage to a house Monday afternoon.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Wrongful death lawsuit targets The Broken Oar

    WOODSTOCK – The family of a man killed in car crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in McHenry County against the bar that sold alcohol to his driv ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Maxwell: Centennial closing festival draws near

    The year-long Crystal Lake centennial celebration is coming to a close.The closing festival will be ...
    UPDATED: Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • MCC eyes architect for expansion

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College leaders are starting anew on expansion plans and are close to selecting an architectural firm to lead the way.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Families head outdoors for holiday weekend as weather holds

    Their chairs lined up along the trout pond of Lake Julian, Janet and Bob Joesel of Fox River Grove watched their son and grandson try to catch dinner.
    UPDATED: Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • RTA reform measure signed into law

    A reform bill aimed at Chicago’s mass-transit agencies in the wake of back-to-back scandals at Metra is now law.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • On the Record with... Liz Nelson and Dona Willard

    ISLAND LAKE – Tours started this summer to take visitors and residents through the winding channels and curves of Island Lake.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Area crop prediction yields a mixed bag

    Expectations are high for corn and soybeans this year, but area farmers say it’s too early to tell just how well the crops will do.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Speaker to discuss human-caused extinctions, conservation efforts

    RINGWOOD – Three different human interactions have decided the fates of three entire species of birds, according to an upcoming guest lecturer at Glac ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Stiemke: Summer waning, but volunteer opportunities won't

    Summer is winding down and fall schedules are starting to take shape. Don’t forget to include helping the community when you put together your fall co ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • McHenry offers dance classes for children

    McHENRY – Ballet, tap and jazz dance programs for children will start the week of Sept. 15.The McHen ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Algonquin Village Hall closed Monday

    ALGONQUIN – The Ganek Municipal Center and the public works facility will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day, the village of Algonquin sai ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Assessment appeal deadline ticking for Hebron, Hartland townships

    Property owners in two rural McHenry County townships have about one week left to appeal their assessments for next year’s taxes.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Detour: Johnsburg roundabout open to traffic

    Gentlemen, and ladies, start your engines! Let’s drive around in circles in Johnsburg!But you’ll hav ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 8:29 am
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