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  • Lake in the Hills home struck by lightning

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A Lake in the Hills resident is missing a piece of his roof after firefighters said lightning struck his home early Thursday.
    June 26, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Man shot by Crystal Lake police officer faces felony domestic battery, invasion charges

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police announced charges Wednesday against a 29-year-old man shot by an officer responding to a domestic violence incident ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Cary Park District to host Heartland blood drive

    CARY – A blood drive hosted by the Cary Park District and Heartland Blood Centers has been scheduled for July.
    June 25, 2015 - 9:18 am
  • Illinois State Rep. Mike Tryon will not seek re-election in 2016

    Republican state Rep. Mike Tryon announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election next year, ending a 12-year run representing McHenry County in ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Chicago-area veterans spend day in Fox River Grove out of VA hospitals (with video)

    FOX RIVER GROVE – U.S. Navy veteran David Anderson has had plenty of experiences on the water, but none quite like the one he had Wednesday.
    June 25, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Woodstock man faces theft, weapons charges in alleged drug debt dispute

    WOODSTOCK – A 29-year-old Woodstock man faces theft and other charges after a dispute over an alleged drug debt, police said.
    June 25, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Former Crystal Lake woman gets probation for 2nd animal cruelty conviction

    WOODSTOCK – A Mount Prospect woman convicted of starving horses in her care was sentenced Wednesday to probation and six months in jail.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Cary police looking for information after reported burglaries

    CARY – The Cary Police Department is seeking information after several reported burglaries this week, according to a department news release.
    June 25, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Marengo City Council settles debate over public works director oversight

    MARENGO – After eight weeks of debate stretching over four regular meetings, the Marengo City Council has decided not to change the oversight process ...
    June 26, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Harvard appoints consultant to create parks plan

    HARVARD – A long-term plan for Harvard’s park system will assess the condition of the parks, get community input and create a comprehensive plan to he ...
    June 24, 2015 - 3:32 pm
  • Thunderstorms to bring heavy rain, damaging winds to McHenry County

    A round of thunderstorms could pummel the McHenry County area tonight, National Weather Service meteorologists warned.
    June 24, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • Algonquin to consider Mundelein firm for water, sewer rate study

    ALGONQUIN – The village is considering a Mundelein-based engineering firm to conduct a comprehensive water and sewer rate and fee study.
    June 26, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • McHenry County teens, parents: Weigh in on summer jobs, employment

    With school now out, we're looking to interview teenagers and families about teen summertime employment (or the lack thereof).
    June 24, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • MCC's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter gets Illinois honor

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College chapter of the official honor society for two-year colleges has been named an outstanding chapter in Illinoi ...
    June 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • McHenry artist featured at McHenry County College

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A McHenry artist is being featured at an exhibit at McHenry County College.The exhibi ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Reader Poll

    Should Illinois limit restrictions on the craft beer industry?