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  • Lakewood tailors affordable housing plan to seniors, adults with disabilities

    LAKEWOOD – With demand high, group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities play a new role in Lakewood’s plans to bring affo ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Harvard High School to implement use of Chromebooks for students at home

    HARVARD – Today one textbook can cost $200, which is about the same price of one Chromebook, said John Hollingsworth, assistant principal at Harvard H ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Woodscreek Park's Crystal Castle splash pad gets extended hours

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Hours for the splash pad at Woodscreek Park's Crystal Castle have been increased for the remainder of the season as a result of a recen ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Volo Auto Museum’s Christine on loan to Stephen King

    VOLO — Volo Auto Museum executives say they are well known for collecting and exhibiting Hollywood cars and that when it comes to curating cars, thoug ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Motorcyclist killed in Route 176 crash identified

    The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash in unincorporated Fremont Township as 36-year-old Round Lake resi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Dominican Republic policies concerning McHenry County groups with Haiti ties

    As an immigration crisis unfolds in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, local Haiti organizations and ministries are concerned about the strain polici ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • 2 Algonquin crashes send 6 to hospital (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – Two Algonquin crashes within about 30 minutes sent a total of six people to an area hospital Wednesday, an official from the Algonquin-Lak ...
    July 29, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Outbound Union Pacific Northwest Metra train moving again

    A Union Pacific Northwest Metra train, halted because of mechanical failure, is moving again but operating about 30 minutes behind schedule.
    July 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Fair at MCC teaches McHenry County children about safety, health (with video)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Anthony Ruiz's path to kindergarten started Wednesday.Anthony, a 5-year-old from Harv ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Starbucks requests to serve alcoholic beverages in Algonquin

    ALGONQUIN – Thirsty customers at a particular Algonquin Starbucks might at some point be able to choose from a selection of not only coffee and tea, b ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Illinois budget impasse puts halt to McHenry County summer internships, job training

    WOODSTOCK – A worker placed with McHenry-based Fabrik Molded Plastics didn't get to finish his summer internship, a ripple effect from the continuing ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Crystal Lake, Algonquin cops to serve lunch at Special Olympics Illinois fundraiser

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake and Algonquin police officers will be serving a benefit lunch to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.
    July 30, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Crystal Lake Lions Club expands charitable mission

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The donations raised by the Crystal Lake Lions Club have jumped about 10 percent over the previous year as the organization looks to ex ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Shoe retailer DSW plans to open in McHenry store

    McHENRY – DSW, a prominent shoe retailer that offers numerous brand names, plans to open a store in McHenry on Sept. 3.
    July 30, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • McHenry County College to host craft fair, seeks exhibitors

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is looking for exhibitors for its upcoming craft fair.The coll ...
    July 29, 2015 - 11:48 am
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