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  • McHenry Area Jaycees Haunted House transforms Knox Park Barn again this October

    McHENRY – The Knox Park Barn will transform once again into a haunted house.The annual attraction, w ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • In Carpentersville fatal stabbing, police have person of interest in custody

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Police have a person of interest in custody following an apparent stabbing inside a Carpentersville residence that killed a middle-a ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Crystal Lake police reports for Sept. 30, 2014

    • Elizabeth A. Mammoser, 31, 115 Woody Way, Cary, was charged Saturday, Aug. 23, with retail theft. 
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • What’s next for Shane Lamb after he admits lying in Johnsburg murder trial?

    Legally, what’s Shane Lamb’s future now that he’s admitted to lying on the witness stand? Perjury co ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • New publisher takes over Northwest Herald

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kate Weber has been named publisher of the Northwest Herald, the newspaper’s parent company, Shaw Media, announced Monday after a natio ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 2:37 pm
  • Crystal Lake woman fights for cancer research in Washington

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It started with her mother in 2004 and continued with more family members and eventually numerous friends within the past five years.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • 3 Crystal Lake businesses fail alcohol compliance check

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three Crystal Lake businesses were found to have sold alcohol to minors during a three-week compliance check operation by city police.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • In-person absentee voting at McHenry County Clerk's Office for November election begins

    WOODSTOCK – Voters who want to cast their ballots through in-person absentee voting can now do so for the Nov. 4 election, according to the McHenry Co ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Harnish Main Library in Algonquin to be closed for parking lot resurfacing

    ALGONQUIN – The Harnish Main Library building at 2600 Harnish Drive, parking lot, and drive-through window are scheduled to be closed Wednesday throug ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 2:16 pm
  • Lake in the Hills picks new building commissioner

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village has a new building commissioner. Ann Marie Hess replaces Michael Ma ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Election Central 2014

    Click here for candidate profiles, questionnaires and more information on local and state candidates for November's election.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Lake in the Hills man injured in motorcycle crash

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A Lake in the Hills man was flown to the hospital Sunday night with potentially life-threatening injuries after a motorcycle crash ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Woodstock man almost loses thousands in 'grandparent scam'

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock grandparent was targeted Friday in a scam that almost cost him more than $4,000.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Shane Lamb recants testimony in missing Johnsburg teen’s 2002 murder (with documents)

    WOODSTOCK – The prosecution's key witness in a murder case is alleging that his testimony, which helped put another man behind bars, was a lie.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • On the Record With ... Algonquin Police Deputy Chief Steven Kuzynowski

    During Deputy Chief Steven Kuzynowski’s time with the Algonquin Police Department, he has seen the village grow from 3,500 residents to more than 30,0 ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:28 am
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