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  • Swing band to perform at Park Place in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A 20-piece swing band will take the stage this April at Park Place.The band Let’s Dan ...
    March 26, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Lake County St. Patrick's enforcement: 6 arrests for drunken driving

    WAUKEGAN – Stepped-up enforcement by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on St. Patrick’s Day and the preceding weekend led to six drunken driving arrest ...
    March 26, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Cary basement fire extinguished by tenant under investigation, fire official says

    CARY – A basement fire in a four-unit apartment building was put out by a tenant Wednesday evening, a fire official said. The Cary Fire Protection Dis ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Bruce Rauner's commission examines Illinois sentencing laws

    A commission to re-evaluate Illinois’ sentencing laws, and eventually reduce the state’s prison population, is moving forward under Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • 2.9-magnitude earthquake hits Lake in the Hills; McHenry County residents report impact

    LAKE IN THE HILLS  – A 2.9-magnitude earthquake hit Lake in the Hills shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
    March 25, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Richmond Village Board candidates look to balance small-town feel, big-business dreams

    RICHMOND – Candidates in the April election for the Richmond Village Board are looking for ways to preserve the community’s motto, “Village of Yestery ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Medical emergency ends McHenry County zoning hearing

    WOODSTOCK – A medical emergency abruptly ended a zoning hearing over a controversial request to allow a Nunda Township home to operate as a bed and br ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • McHenry County environmental groups announce event on fracking

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry is hosting a public event on fracking March 31.
    March 25, 2015 - 5:23 pm
  • Woodstock woman charged with church burglary

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock woman has been charged with burglarizing a Woodstock church. Jessica R. Mads ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Fundraiser for Cary man with Ewing sarcoma cancer set for Saturday

    CARY – Jake Kaplan was a 15-year-old student at Cary-Grove High School when a dentist found a lump in his mouth during a routine dental exam.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Lake in the Hills Planning and Zoning chairman dies after battling cancer

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – From village affairs to rotary club to father-daughter organizations, Tom Stock, who recently lost a battle with cancer, gave his ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Huntley man's domestic battery charge upgraded to murder after wife dies

    HUNTLEY – A Huntley man was charged Tuesday with murdering his wife days after police responded to the couple's home for a domestic violence incident.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Prosecutor asks that Holiday Hills man accused of shooting deputies not use wheelchair at trial

    WOODSTOCK – The prosecutor trying the Scott B. Peters case asked a judge Wednesday to prohibit the man accused of shooting two officers from using a w ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Fire leaves Algonquin home uninhabitable

    ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin couple was displaced after an early Wednesday morning fire in the bathroom of their home, fire officials said.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • Volo woman accused of trying to rob Johnsburg Chase Bank

    JOHNSBURG – A Volo woman is accused of attempting to rob the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, 2911 Commerce Drive, in Johnsburg on Tuesday, police said.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:46 am
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