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  • Annual community cleanup of Fox River set for mid-September

    ALGONQUIN – McHenry County residents will be able to help clean up the Fox River by participating in the ninth annual “It’s Our River Day” celebration ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Stonegate Road to be closed next week for construction

    ALGONQUIN – The village of Algonquin has announced that Stonegate Road will be closed beginning Wednesday.
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Harvard-area crash closes section of Route 23, police dispatcher says

    HARVARD – A crash south of Harvard has closed Route 23 from Marengo Road to Lembcke Road, a McHenry County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said. 
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 10:22 pm
  • Johnsburg crash sends teen to hospital, fire official says

    JOHNSBURG – A 16-year-old girl was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Saturday, a fire official said.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • Woodstock police reports for Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 10:30 am
  • Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry to hold open house for children’s garden

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry is celebrating the completion of its children’s garden, which provides fres ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 10:13 am
  • Woodstock Fire/Rescue announces a new chief

    WOODSTOCK – The city will have a new fire chief come Oct. 1.The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District this ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:50 am
  • McCullom Lake to host grand opening of its new park Sunday

    McCullom Lake will be celebrating the grand opening of its new park Sunday.The park, named Zender La ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • McHenry County fans turn out for first high school football games of the season

    CARY – The bleachers were packed Friday at Cary-Grove High School with fans who came to watch the first football game of the season against Prairie Ri ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Residents have to stick around if they pay property taxes in dollar bills, McHenry County treasurer says

    WOODSTOCK — If you plan on protesting your high McHenry County property-tax bill by paying it in small denominations, it would behoove you to clear yo ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • New businesses open in LITH

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village of Lake in the Hills recognizes the following new businesses, according to a news release:
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Big R president: Renovation costs, visibility problems led to no store

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – High renovation costs and site visibility concerns ultimately are what led Big R department store to not locate in Lake in the Hil ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Woodstock, CL men arrested following tavern burglary

    UNION – Two men have been charged in connection with a burglary at Clasen’s Tavern in Union, police said.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • CL man sentenced to 4 years for sexually assaulting family member

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sentenced a Crystal Lake man to four years in prison after he admitted to sexually assaulting a young family member ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Gov. Rauner signs law inspired by CL South bleacher debacle

    CRYSTAL LAKE – State law now explicitly states that school districts are subject to local zoning, courtesy of a bill inspired by the Crystal Lake Sout ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 11:25 pm
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