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  • District 158 to add 3,000 devices this school year

    ALGONQUIN — Recently recognized for its 1:1 program, School District 158 is looking forward to a technology expansion set to provide devices to all ki ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Fiedorowicz to hold autograph session

    MCHENRY — C.J. Fiedorowicz, drafted in May by the Houston Texans, will be signing autographs Saturday in McHenry before he's due back in Texas for tra ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Former Richmond, Hebron police officer charged with misconduct

    RICHMOND – A former nine-year veteran of the Hebron Police Department has been charged with official misconduct, possession of a stolen firearm and bu ...
    July 11, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Harvard High School in second phase of face-lift

    HARVARD – It's been more than 20 years since Harvard High School received substantial work and nearly a century since it was built.
    July 11, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • District 156 reevaluates assistant principal positions

    McHENRY – With both McHenry West High School assistant principal positions open, the District 156 school board is considering cutting the cost of thos ...
    July 10, 2014 - 10:46 am
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    July 10, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Art in the Park event planned for McHenry

    McHENRY – Crafts and community history will be on display at McHenry's upcoming Art in the Park festival.
    July 10, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Safety seminar in Maple Park aims to prevent future railway tragedies

    MAPLE PARK – Visitors who headed to Wednesday night’s railway safety seminar at the Maple Park Community Center walked past a large white cross that s ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Businesses laud reversal of video gambling bans

    At 5 percent of the cut, municipal governments don't get a very big piece of the action when it comes to video gambling as compared to their other rev ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Algonquin puts plans for police gun range on hold

    ALGONQUIN – A planned gun range for the police department is on hold, as Algonquin officials expect to reject bids for the project, which came in over ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • MCJGA Blackstone Open

    MCJGA Blackstone Open Wednesday in Marengo. ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Two arrested during Fourth of July crackdown in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – Police arrested two drunken drivers during their Fourth of July crackdown. The Woodstock ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Florida man arrested in Lake in the Hills gets $2 million bond on sex charges

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge set bond at $2 million for Florida man wanted for sex crimes with children.
    July 9, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Car windows smashed in McHenry driveway

    McHENRY – The windows of a car parked in the driveway of an Oak Drive home were smashed in early Monday morning, police said.
    July 9, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Huntley police to serve Culver's customers for Special Olympics Illinois

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley police will help the local Culver's serve customers Saturday while raising money for the Illinois branch of the Special Olympics ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:29 pm
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