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  • Beaches closed due to elevated bacteria levels

    Two McHenry County beaches have been closed due to elevated bacteria levels, according the McHenry County Department of Health.
    July 18, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • One critically injured after crash at Routes 47 and 176

    WOODSTOCK – A motorist was transported to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash at the south intersection of Rou ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Route 31 intersection closed after West Dundee motorcycle crash

    WEST DUNDEE — The intersection Route 31 and Route 72 in West Dundee is temporarily closed to traffic after a crash involving a motorcycle, according t ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:27 am
  • Remap discussion in Marengo turns political

    MARENGO – An initial discussion on whether to redraw the city wards in Marengo turned political, as an alderman critical of city administration clashe ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Spring Grove Horse Show turns 50

    SPRING GROVE – When Denise DeCicco started showing at the Spring Grove Horse Show, the events featured participants trying to catch greased pigs and r ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Warning sirens often can't be heard indoors

    So you didn’t hear the warning sirens when the National Weather Service called two tornado warnings for McHenry County over 10 days last month?
    July 17, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Huntley commits to MCRide, offers bus service to all residents

    HUNTLEY – Village trustees Thursday committed Huntley to a permanent bus service for all residents at a lower cost than previously estimated, but it c ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Sewer work to slow traffic on Brink Street on Friday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Sewer repairs will constrict traffic on Brink Street on Friday morning, the city of Crystal Lake said.
    July 17, 2014 - 5:42 pm
  • McCullom Lake Road reopened after pavement patching

    JOHNSBURG – The section of McCullom Lake Road that was closed Thursday for pavement patching has been reopened, according to the village of Johnsburg.
    July 17, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Cary-Grove chamber planning fall festival

    CARY – The Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is in the midst of planning a fall festival in the downtown.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • McHenry Fiesta Days enters final days

    McHENRY – The final weekend of McHenry's Fiesta Days will be packed with ice cream socials, live music and sidewalk sales.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Salvation Army collecting, to distribute school supplies

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Salvation Army of McHenry County plans again to accept donations of school supplies for families in need, according to a news relea ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • Crystal Lake wakeboard park closer to reality

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A 32-acre cable wakeboard park planned for Three Oaks Recreation Area could break next ground next month if developers get an expected ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Local legislators opt out of pensions

    One of the first moves state Rep. David McSweeney made after assuming office in January 2013 was completing paperwork to opt out of the pension system ...
    July 18, 2014 - 6:43 am
  • IHOP restaurant returns to Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – IHOP has returned to its former Crystal Lake this week, a year after the chain’s Route 14 restaurant was closed.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:38 pm
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