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  • Prairie Grove School District 46 awarded $7,222 grant to get LED lights

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 has been awarded $7,222 to replace broken and inefficient light fixtures at Prairie Grov ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • McHenry County College offering Animal CPR, First Aid class for future veterinarians

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Those interested in becoming pet-care professionals might be interested in taking McHenry County College’s Animal CPR, First Aid and Ca ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:58 am
  • Metra to expand capacity on all lines for Women’s March on Chicago

    Metra trains will have expanded capacity on all lines Saturday to accommodate people traveling to the Women’s March on Chicago. 
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:02 am
  • Route 14 crash sends 2 to hospital, police say

    HARVARD – Two people were sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a crash north of Harvard, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Aimee Knop said.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • Crystal Lake Rib House, On Target Range team up for inauguration party

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A local barbecue restaurant and a neighboring gun range are teaming up to throw a party celebrating Friday’s inauguration.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • McHenry police promote new commander, sergeant at City Council meeting

    McHENRY – The promotion of two McHenry police officials and a liquor license transfer highlighted Monday’s McHenry City Council meeting.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:53 am
  • Coroner IDs Woodstock 76-year-old killed by Metra train

    WOODSTOCK – A 76-year-old man from Woodstock was identified as the person killed by a Metra train Sunday.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Registered sex offender accused of playing Santa in Huntley

    WOODSTOCK – A former substance abuse counselor and convicted sex offender formally denied a charge Wednesday that accused him of playing Santa Claus f ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • McHenry County road salt usage average this winter despite milder January weather

    Most of McHenry County’s public works departments are in a good position to have enough road salt to last the winter.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake to give out food, clothes Saturday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Food and clothes will be given out to those in need Saturday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Crystal Lake.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • Lyons named Northwest Herald managing editor

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kevin Lyons, Northwest Herald’s news editor since 2004, has been named managing editor of the newspaper and multimedia outlet, effectiv ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Carpentersville police to join breast cancer awareness campaign

    CARPENTERSVILLE – The Carpentersville Police Department recently announced it is joining The Pink Patch Project, a public awareness campaign to help c ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Chicagoland Mobile Veterinary Services to open Lake in the Hills clinic

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – From pigs to camels to venomous snakes, Jason Olech – a veterinarian at Chicagoland Mobile Veterinary Services – has treated a wid ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Driver killed in Algonquin single-vehicle crash, police say

    ALGONQUIN – Algonquin police officers are investigating the cause of a single-vehicle fatal crash Wednesday.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • Lake in the Hills man pleads guilty to DUI in 2015 crash that injured 2 men

    WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills man could be headed to prison after he admitted to driving drunk in a crash that seriously injured two men.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:37 am
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