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  • McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 6.1 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 6.1 percent in June, a post-recession low, according to preliminary figures from the U. ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:38 am
  • Woodstock man arrested on multiple drug charges

    WOODSTOCK – Juan M. Huerta, a 41-year-old Woodstock resident, was arrested Wednesday for multiple drug offenses, according to a news release from the ...
    July 24, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Algonquin police reports for July 24, 2014

    • Jessica W. Branham, 42, 1310 Getzelman Road, Hampshire, was charged Monday, July 7, with retail theft.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Vehicle drives into Crystal Lake garage, hits neighboring home

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A Crystal Lake woman suffered only a minor injury after she drove through the back of her garage, struck a tree, and then hit a neighbo ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • District 46 school board raises concerns over proposed Oakwood Hills power plant

    PRAIRIE GROVE – The proximity of a proposed natural gas power plant to District 46’s elementary and junior high schools raised a slew of concerns at a ...
    July 24, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Basketball event aims to help sick children

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A pickup game Saturday at McHenry County College could help provide a major pick-me-up for a child with a life-threatening illness.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • More McHenry County and state residents learning beekeeping

    WOODSTOCK – Don Burda doesn't go to meetings of the Northern Illinois Beekeepers Association anymore. Too crowded.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Algonquin police deputy chief to retire

    ALGONQUIN – Deputy Police Chief Steven Kuzynowski is set to retire Oct. 31, the village of Algonquin announced in a news release.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Alleged cocaine dealers nabbed in Harvard, Walworth County

    WOODSTOCK – Two alleged cocaine dealers were nabbed in a multi-jurisdiction drug bust that crossed the Wisconsin border and netted a couple hundred gr ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Proposed budget for McHenry library saves up for future repairs

    McHENRY – With several projects wrapping up, the McHenry Public Library is focusing on saving to cover future repairs on the 40-plus-year-old building ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Lake in the Hills standoff ends peacefully

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A near three-hour standoff Wednesday between police and a man who barricaded himself inside his Lake in the Hills home ended peace ...
    July 24, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Lake in the Hills looking for extended time care staff

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village's parks and recreation department is accepting applications for its Extended Time Care Program, according to a news re ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Lake in the Hills police reports for July 23, 2014

    • A global positioning system was taken from an unlocked vehicle Monday, July 7, from the 300 block of Starwoods Pass.
    July 23, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Lake in the Hills receives budget award

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association, according t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Habitat for Humanity in contest for new office equipment

    The Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County is participating in a contest for a chance to win a $15,000 office technology upgrade, according to a news ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm
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