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  • Island Lake village president nominates former interim police chief as next chief

    ISLAND LAKE – A current trustee and former interim police chief is the village president's pick for the village's next police chief.
    May 27, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Tougher DUI law inspired by killer of Wonder Lake teen headed to governor

    A law that makes it tougher for repeat DUI offenders to get their licenses reinstated – inspired by the recent arrest of one who killed a Wonder Lake ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • 2 Crystal Lake businesses cited for selling alcohol to underage during check

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Crystal Lake businesses sold alcohol to underage customers during a recent round of compliance checks, according to the Crystal Lak ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Land Conservancy of McHenry County to open new Harvard park

    HARVARD – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, a nonprofit land preservation organization, will host a grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. June 14 at Ga ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based school districts 155, 47 bus service director earns certification

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The assistant director for Crystal Lake Community School District 47 and Community High School District 155's shared bus service operat ...
    May 27, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • SEDOM Center School graduation in Woodstock emphasizes family

    WOODSTOCK – Tuesday night was about family. That was the message of Trina Harrelson, a teacher at th ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • 2 taken to hospital after Crystal Lake crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two people were taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after a two-vehicle crash in Crystal Lake, fire officials said.
    May 27, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • 1 transported after 3-vehicle crash in unincorporated Spring Grove

    SPRING GROVE – One person was taken to an area hospital after a three-vehicle collision Tuesday evening in unincorporated Spring Grove, fire officials ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Fox River Grove teacher named Illinois History Teacher of the Year

    FOX RIVER GROVE – A Fox River Grove fifth-grade teacher was left humbled after being recognized at a state level simply for living out her passion.
    May 26, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Huntley Police Department seeks recruits for Police Explorer program

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley Police Department is seeking teenagers and young adults to join the Police Explorer program.
    May 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Crystal Lake seat belt campaign ends in tickets, arrests

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Officers with the Crystal Lake Police Department made five arrests and issued 74 tickets during an extra enforcement effort, police sai ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Huntley School District 158 changes name

    HUNTLEY – Consolidated School District 158 has a new name, Superintendent John Burkey said. The district will now be known as Huntley Community School ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Huntley Police officers to conduct Special Olympics Illinois fundraiser

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley Police Department with participate in the “Cop on Top” event for the 12th year in row.
    May 26, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Illinois OMA reform inspired by Oakwood Hills controversy moving forward

    The proposed Open Meetings Act improvement inspired by the debacle surrounding the Oakwood Hills power plant has found new life in the final week of t ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Harvard woman ID'd after being fatally struck by Metra train

    HARVARD – Authorities have identified the woman fatally struck by a Union Pacific Northwest Metra as Meghan Donovan, 32, of Harvard.
    May 27, 2015 - 9:51 am
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