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  • Rain, freezing rain, winds and wintry mix predicted for McHenry County

    A storm system that will bring blizzard conditions to the plains and severe storms to the south is predicted to miss Illinois, though that doesn't mea ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Begalka: Conservation demands we save the family farm

    When the conservation of natural woodland or vista butts up against the need to conserve historic structures, which emerges unscathed? Ideally, both d ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Absent Voters: McHenry County sees low Latino turnout, strong guns, anti-abortion support

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one half of part one of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half of part one looking at the numbers including voter turnou ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • MCCD hosting coyote-themed hikes in Cary, Valentine's Day crafts at Glacial Park

    CRYSTAL LAKE – History buffs can learn about winter life on the frontier in Crystal Lake, and hikers can follow the tracks of coyotes in Cary.
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Cary considering plan for Three Oaks Road reconstruction

    CARY – The village is in the early stages of soliciting feedback for a planned reconstruction of Three Oaks Road that could happen as early as 2017.
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • McHenry County Public Access for Week of Feb. 1

    MONDAYCrystal Lake Public Library Planning and Public Relations Committee: 7 p.m., Crystal Lake Publ ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Huntley halts permits for payday loan, resale, pawn shops for 6 months

    HUNTLEY – The Village Board voted Thursday to place a six-month moratorium on permits for payday loan facilities, currency exchanges, resale shops and ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Cary to get $40K for technology program

    CARY – In the past, the Rev. Carl Beekman often has donated a portion of the money raised at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church’s annual parish gal ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • McHenry County College OKs engineering firm for parking lot renovation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A McHenry County College trustee voted in favor of a service request for a parking lot rebuild, but not before expressing concern about ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • On the Record With: Woodstock High School student playwright Jacob Alfonso

    WOODSTOCK – At 17, Jacob Alfonso already can add “playwright” to his résumé. The Woodstock High School junior spent about a week this past summer draf ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Fox Lake Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois

    For Mundelein resident Katie Millar, being involved with Special Olympics has given her friends all across northeastern Illinois.
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Algonquin to vote on Longmeadow Parkway land transfer to Kane County

    ALGONQUIN – The Village Board will vote Tuesday on two intergovernmental agreements that would transfer jurisdiction over portions of the planned Long ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Absent Voters: McHenry County voter interest declines over decade

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part one of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half of part one on how residents who have high and low civic ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • Woman taken to hospital after car went off road in Bull Valley

    BULL VALLEY – A woman was taken to the hospital after her car went off the road in Bull Valley, a fire official said.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Norge Ski Club draws crowds for annual ski jump competition

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Standing at the top of the 10-meter hill, the 9-year-old Fox River Grove boy just didn’t want to let his friends down.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:45 pm
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