Local News

  • Lakewood approves TIF district at Route 47, 176

    LAKEWOOD – A special taxing district centered on the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 was approved following two confused and lengthy meetings Tuesda ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • McHenry County developer buys land in Marengo near planned I-90 interchange

    MARENGO – Super Mix Inc. recently bought 255 acres of an 831-acre farm in Marengo for $4.7 million, or $18,350 an acre, but any development on the lan ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Trial for Harvard man accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old girl begins with recorded call

    WOODSTOCK – Attorneys prosecuting sex crime allegations against a Harvard man involving a 9-year-old girl played for a judge Tuesday a recorded cellph ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • When cold weather hits, McHenry County-area blood banks see donations freeze

    The school cancellations and messy road conditions that followed the subfreezing temperatures earlier this month continue to have ramifications for ar ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:38 am
  • Applications available for Huntley Citizen Police Academy

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley Police Department is accepting applications for this year's Citizen Police Academy.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Huntley High School students perform one-act plays starting Thursday

    HUNTLEY – Starting Thursday, Huntley High School students will perform four one-act plays directed by students themselves.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • McHenry County Board may terminate permit software contract

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee is recommending ending a contract with a software company over an eight-month project that has now stretc ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Cary School District 26 mulls transportation center location options

    CARY – Even though a potential $2.2 million sale of Maplewood School wouldn't pay for the entire cost of relocating a transportation center, School Di ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • 2012 Crystal Lake South grad dies after hit-and-run at Illinois State University, coroner says

    Ben Allison, a 2012 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School, died Tuesday morning after being involved in a hit-and-run incident Saturday at Illino ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Island Lake village clerk dies of cancer

    ISLAND LAKE – The village of Island Lake is mourning the loss of one of its own after news was delivered Monday that Village Clerk Teresa Ponio had di ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Prairie Grove District 46 principal to leave at end of school year

    PRAIRIE GROVE – The only District 46 administrator with multiple years of experience in Prairie Grove is set to leave at the end of the school year, c ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Drivers advised of possible light freezing rain Tuesday morning

    Light freezing rain could create patchy, slick road conditions Tuesday, according to a special statement from the National Weather Service.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • One woman injured after vehicle rolls over in McHenry

    McHENRY – One woman was taken to an area hospital after a single-vehicle rollover incident Monday night in McHenry, fire officials said.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • In McHenry County and beyond, more women becoming gun owners

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Four ladies watched, their unloaded handguns on the tables in front of them, as instructor Susan Parker went over the fundamentals of h ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:16 am
  • Public hearing scheduled for Fox River Grove TIF expansion

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Residents will have an opportunity to give their thoughts on a proposed expansion of the downtown tax increment financing district.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:49 pm
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