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  • Marengo expects 0.82 percent tax levy increase

    MARENGO – The City of Marengo is expecting to collect about $12,000 more in property tax revenue next year, City Administrator Gary Boden said.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Lakewood OKs fire service contract with Crystal Lake, ending agreement with Woodstock

    LAKEWOOD – The decision will, as one trustee put it, "change the face of Lakewood" by closing the village's only fire station on Haligus Road and oper ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • McHenry County College announces 4 finalists for president

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The four finalists in the running to become McHenry County College's next president, as well as a number of opportunities for the publi ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 6:55 pm
  • Illinois offers tax credits to encourage Fabrik Plastics' McHenry expansion

    McHENRY – State officials delivered unlikely news Tuesday to a major area manufacturer that has entertained out-of-state offers to relocate, announcin ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Auto Tech opens at new, larger Crystal Lake location

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The recently relocated Auto Tech location in Crystal Lake has a more spacious work space and can hold double the tire inventory, its pr ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Defense in McHenry fatal DUI case wants to introduce teen victim's toxicology

    WOODSTOCK – Defense attorneys for a man accused of drunken driving in a crash that killed a McHenry teen are seeking to introduce evidence that the te ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Huntley School District 158 blended learning enrollment explodes

    HUNTLEY – In his sophomore year at Huntley High School, Jason Zobott was one of only 600 students who had a red “B” on his school ID.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Woodstock Route 14 crash sends 2 to hospital, fire official says

    WOODSTOCK – Two people were sent to the hospital after a crash at Dean Street and Route 14 in Woodstock, a fire official said.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Marengo Ridge campsite to open for winter camping this December

    MARENGO – The quiet, peaceful winter woods of the Marengo Ridge Conservation Area will open this December for camping.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Turkey Trot at McHenry High School East Campus to benefit hospice

    McHENRY — In November 2011, the Siman family lost its family matriarch, Carlene Siman, to cancer.The ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • Cary School District 26 adopts 2015 levy increase, debt service resolution

    CARY – Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 is asking its community for about $20.96 million property taxes this year, not including bonds a ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • IDOT safety instructor, ex-cop charged with arson in Algonquin fires

    WOODSTOCK – A traffic safety educator for the Illinois Department of Transportation has been suspended after police charged him with setting a string ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • McHenry County restoration projects planned for day after Thanksgiving

    WOODSTOCK – Thanksgiving dinners can be worked off restoring three natural areas in McHenry County.M ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • East Algonquin Starbucks gets liquor license; evening menu rollout continues

    ALGONQUIN — The Village Board approved a Class F liquor license for the Starbucks Coffee at 1532 E. Algonquin Road, continuing the chain's rollout of ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Avoid Route 176 as Crystal Lake crews repair water main break Tuesday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Repairs to a water main will divert traffic Tuesday on Route 176. Crews will repair ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:40 am
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