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  • Harvard looks for resident input on additional funding for parks

    HARVARD – The residents of Harvard ultimately will determine the scope of the improvements they’d like to see made to Harvard’s park system, according ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:26 am
  • McHenry County Conservation District to bring smooth green snake program in house

    WONDER LAKE – The snakes are a bright green color and tiny with heads the size of a pinky fingernail.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:25 am
  • Sailors celebrate Thanksgiving at McHenry Moose Lodge

    JOHNSBURG – Several young adults were scattered throughout a large dining room Thursday, heads down as they talked on cellphones and tablets.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • 3 people transported to hospital, 1 cited after Richmond crash

    RICHMOND – A two-vehicle crash in Richmond sent three people – one of whom was cited – to an area hospital, police said Thursday. About 11:40 a.m., th ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:29 am
  • Johnsburg School District 12's $41M facilities project about 25 percent complete

    JOHNSBURG – The multifaceted $41 million facilities project in Johnsburg School District 12 is about 25 percent complete, the project manager said.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:25 am
  • Marengo artist aiming to honor Gold Star families

    MARENGO – Paul Turnbaugh has found a new way to blend his artistic talents and patriotism.Turnbaugh, ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Woodstock to light the Square on Friday for the holiday season

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock will kick off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Square on Friday.
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:35 am
  • Huntley man charged with sending inappropriate messages to teen girl

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A 24-year-old Huntley man is facing felony charges after police say he sent inappropriate messages to a 15-year-old girl.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:47 pm
  • Bong sparked argument that led to Crystal Lake kitten's death, hearing reveals

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge denied a bond reduction and ordered a psychological evaluation for a Crystal Lake man accused of squeezing to death ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • McHenry County libraries adapt to demand for e-books, audiobooks

    With the holidays approaching, the Huntley Area Public Library is gearing up for what’s become an annual tradition: a rush of patrons seeking material ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Unattended bag on Metra disrupts train service in Harvard, Woodstock

    HARVARD – An unattended bag that prompted a halt in Metra service in Harvard and Woodstock and an emergency response that lasted more than four hours ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • Marengo expects 0.82 percent tax levy increase

    MARENGO – The City of Marengo is expecting to collect about $12,000 more in property tax revenue next year, City Administrator Gary Boden said.
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Lakewood OKs fire service contract with Crystal Lake, ending agreement with Woodstock

    LAKEWOOD – The decision will, as one trustee put it, "change the face of Lakewood" by closing the village's only fire station on Haligus Road and oper ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • McHenry County College announces 4 finalists for president

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The four finalists in the running to become McHenry County College's next president, as well as a number of opportunities for the publi ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 6:55 pm
  • Illinois offers tax credits to encourage Fabrik Plastics' McHenry expansion

    McHENRY – State officials delivered unlikely news Tuesday to a major area manufacturer that has entertained out-of-state offers to relocate, announcin ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:25 am
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