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  • Vacancy on McHenry County bench makes for shifting judge assignments

    WOODSTOCK – Now that one judge is retired and another is planning to do so this fall, judges in the 22nd Circuit are playing musical chambers to fill ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • McHenry County health department closes Island Lake beach

    ISLAND LAKE – The Veterans Park Island beach in Island Lake is closed because of elevated bacterial levels detected Thursday, McHenry County Departmen ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • McHenry County students boosting low summer blood donations

    WOODSTOCK – As the summer slump for blood donations is upon us, a group of conscientious students have banded together for what is shaping up to be th ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Crystal Lake Community School District 47 receives financial recognition

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Community School District 47 once again has been recognized for its financial reporting.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Woodstock Opera House hosting 67th Miss Woodstock scholarship pageant

    WOODSTOCK – Twelve contestants will compete in the Miss Woodstock scholarship pageant at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Woodstock Opera House.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Lakewood to replace expiring SSA with new one

    LAKEWOOD – A special property tax district, often known as an SSA, is proposed to replace an expiring one that raises money to maintain the Turnberry ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Cary crash sends two to hospital, police say

    CARY – Two people were taken to a hospital after a rear-end collision involving two vehicles, Cary Police Chief Pat Finlon said.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Driver injured in Marengo vehicle-pole crash, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

    MARENGO – A driver was taken to a hospital after a crash in unincorporated Marengo that required extrication and left the vehicle heavily damaged, fir ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Cary driver cited after crash injures West Dundee motorcyclist

    CARY – A motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital Wednesday after a crash in Cary, fire officials said.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • McHenry County agencies could feel pain in protracted Illinois budget fight

    Pioneer Center for Human Services, like most Illinois social-service agencies, has become used to late or shorted state reimbursement payments.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • McHenry County coroner case 'convoluted' as attorneys sort out legal representation

    WOODSTOCK – The case involving criminal charges against the former McHenry County coroner keeps getting more complicated as one conflict has led to an ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Woodstock driver collides with Lakewood police car, driver's ed vehicle

    LAKEWOOD – McHenry County sheriff’s police cited two drivers Wednesday after one of the drivers crashed into a driver’s education vehicle and a Lakewo ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • OSHA cites Island Lake manufacturer after serious arm injury

    ISLAND LAKE – An Island Lake manufacturer has been cited for safety violations after an employee’s arm was pulled into a machine that had been set up ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Deer Park crash injures Crystal Lake family

    DEER PARK – Four members of a Crystal Lake family were injured Tuesday after a man crashed into them in oncoming traffic while fleeing the scene of a ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Divorce study suggests children stress less when living at both parents' houses

    There’s a specific look to the child of divorced parents getting out of a car with mom and going into a house dragging a suitcase.
    June 30, 2015 - 11:47 pm
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