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  • MCCD to return grant dollars after trail project put on hold

    HARVARD – More than a decade ago, the McHenry County Conservation District received a state grant to build a trail from Harvard to the Boone County li ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • McHenry County service providers look for new solutions for homeless

    McHenry County PADS aims to give warm meals and shelter to the homeless during the cold winter months, but challenges in getting volunteers and fundin ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Thanksgiving week to see mild temps, rain

    Melting snow as a result of mild temperatures, in addition to expected rainfall, should make for a wet Thanksgiving week.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Algonquin garage fire caused by candle, fire officials say

    ALGONQUIN – A garage fire that caused $5,000 to $10,000 in damage is believed to have started because of a burning candle, an Algonquin fire official ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Near record-setting storm dumps more than a foot of snow on McHenry County

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A week ago, it was 60 degrees out.Today, there is more than a foot of snow on the gro ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Citizens Utility Board to host utility bill clinic in Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – A free clinic coming up in Johnsburg is designed to help residents save on their utility bills.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • McHenry Public Library to close early ahead of Thanksgiving

    McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library will close early the day before Thanksgiving and remain closed for the holiday.
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Fox Lake to celebrate winter season with parade, tree lighting ceremony

    FOX LAKE – A parade will kick off Fox Lake’s tree lighting ceremony this November.The Illuminated Pa ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District offers private lessons to learn dance to song of choice

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Private classes to learn a special dance for a wedding, daddy-daughter dance or quinceañera will be offered in Crystal Lake.
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Crystal Lake Library looks at hiring construction manager ahead of public input

    CRYSTAL LAKE – As the Crystal Lake Library looks toward a possible November referendum, its board is building a team to help it plan and
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Cary OKs contract with Turning Point for social worker to work with police

    CARY – The Village Board approved a contract with Turning Point, Inc., that will bring a social worker to the village one day a week and asked the pol ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Fox River Grove tries to capture new growth in tax levy proposal

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village anticipates the total amount of money it will collect in property taxes will be about $8,000 higher than last year’s tot ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Huntley rejects proposal to open veterinary clinic on Route 47

    HUNTLEY – The Village Board rejected a request for a special use permit for a veterinary clinic along Route 47 in a 4-1 vote last week, saying they wa ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Holiday Hills mulls McHenry County Deputy Dwight Maness memorial in new park

    HOLIDAY HILLS – The Village Board is discussing including a memorial to McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Maness as part of a plan for a revamped ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • McHenry County College president search down to 5 candidates

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There are two women and three men currently in the running to lead McHenry County College as the next president.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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