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  • 1.9M Illinois residents expected to travel Memorial Day weekend

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The lowest gas prices in more than a decade have travel experts warning travelers to anticipate a crowded Memorial Day weekend.
    May 27, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Fox Lake man dies after Lakemoor-area motorcycle crash, police say

    LAKEMOOR –A 67-year-old man involved in a motorcycle crash Thursday in the Lakemoor area has died, a Lakemoor police official said Friday.
    May 27, 2016 - 12:58 pm
  • Calif. man convicted of trafficking more than 70 pounds of marijuana to county

    WOODSTOCK – Jurors found a California trucking company owner guilty of trafficking more than 70 pounds of marijuana across the country into McHenry Co ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Polish Legion for American Veterans hall in McHenry has been rebuilt

    McHENRY – Cliff Schmidt finally feels as if he has his home back. Two years after a Mother’s Day fi ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:46 am
  • McHenry County's lawmakers blast House budget vote

    McHenry County’s representatives in Springfield could not contain their dismay over a last-minute House vote on a 500-page 2017 budget that Republican ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Prosecutors: Woman who caused crash that killed Woodstock mother was on heroin

    WOODSTOCK – A Twin Lakes, Wisconsin woman was under the influence of heroin when she caused a crash that led to the death of a Woodstock mother, autho ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Wisconsin woman charged with DUI in McHenry crash that killed Woodstock mother

    WOODSTOCK – A Twin Lakes, Wisconsin woman was under the influence of heroin when she caused a crash that left a Woodstock mother dead, authorities all ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:46 pm
  • Editor's desk: Hands up! Michael Madigan wants even more

    Got an extra $1,000 lying around that you wouldn’t mind giving to the state of Illinois?Me neither.B ...
    May 26, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Riley School District 18 board approves interim superintendent hire

    MARENGO –The Riley School District 18 Board recently gave approval to hire a new interim superintendent to replace outgoing Jim Davis.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:33 am
  • Illinois emissions testing requirement for registration renewal to resume

    Drivers whose vehicles require emissions tests must again pass them before being able to renew their registration, effective June 1.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • McHenry County champ out in 3rd round of Scripps National Spelling Bee

    CARY – When asked what he learned from his experience in Washington, D.C., this week, Ved Patel said: "There are a lot of really good spellers."
    May 26, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • Democratic McHenry County state's attorney candidate sues letter writer for defamation

    The Democratic candidate for McHenry County state’s attorney is suing a Marengo senior citizen for defamation for a letter to the editor she wrote ear ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:28 am
  • Spring Grove house uninhabitable after fire likely caused by lightning strike

    SPRING GROVE – A Spring Grove home is uninhabitable after a fire likely caused by a lightning strike on Wednesday, a fire official said.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:29 am
  • New salon opens on Woodstock Square

    WOODSTOCK – A new salon on the Woodstock Square provides a full-service hair salon and brings unique products to the area, owner Darrin Flynn said.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:20 am
  • Lake in the Hills officials excited over Big R proposed in Dominick's former spot

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village trustees expressed excitement over a Big R department store proposed for the former Dominick’s building as Big R CEO Jerry ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:16 am
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