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  • Editor's Desk: Keep Pokémon Go phenomenon off the road

    "Put the phone down ... Don't play Pokémon and drive."An electronic billboard on eastbound Route 14 ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Cary police reports for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    July 20, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • Oliver: Tiny type takes toll on youthful vanity

    For a long time, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my vision.Since about age 12, I’ve had to co ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • McHenry man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend was abusive alcoholic, prosecutors say

    WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors described William J. Ross as a controlling, abusive alcoholic who took things too far when he shot his ex-girlfriend and kept ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Woodstock man who spit in judge's face sentenced to 3 years in prison

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man was sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted to spitting in a McHenry County judge's face during a May court a ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • James Harrison drops Democratic bid for McHenry County state's attorney

    Democratic McHenry County state's attorney candidate James Harrison withdrew from the race, prompting the party to scramble to find a replacement.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • McHenry County area police departments to team up with Texas Roadhouse in Crystal Lake for benefits lunch

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Texas Roadhouse in Crystal Lake will be hosting the sixth annual benefit lunch for Special Olympics Illinois on July 29.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Natives Haven nursery in Harvard 'like you're in somebody's garden'

    HARVARD – Sitting atop 6.25 acres, the newly opened nursery Natives Haven offers its visitors a scenic alternative to traditional flower shopping.
    July 20, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Woodstock police looking for police officer candidates to add to eligibility list

    WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock is looking for candidates interested in joining the Woodstock Police Department.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Cary-based Wendy’s holds Get Together Fundraiser for adults with special needs

    CARY – The Wendy’s in Cary is raising money Thursday for McHenry County Adults Program, a non-profit organization that helps young adults in the count ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Crystal Lake police reports for Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    July 19, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • McHenry man charged in connection with 2014 robbery

    McHENRY – Two people, including a McHenry man, have been charged in connection with the 2014 robbery of a McHenry cigarette store, police said.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Harvard Garden continues to produce after 20 years

    HARVARD – The Harvard Garden, a community project started 20 years ago, continues to produce for local residents in need.
    July 19, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • Coroner IDs man killed in Fox Lake crash

    FOX LAKE – A 60-year-old Spring Grove man driving a pickup truck was one of two people who died in a Fox Lake crash Saturday involving the pickup and ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • Harvard-area crash sends man to hospital, fire official says

    HARVARD – A 51-year-old Crystal Lake man was transported to the hospital after his pickup truck hit a utility pole Monday, officials said.
    July 19, 2016 - 1:00 am
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