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  • Virginia Road reopens in Crystal Lake after gas main leak

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Traffic could not access Virginia Road from Rakow Road to Pyott Road for about six hours Thursday after the stretch of road was closed ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Traffic lights restored at Route 31 and Huntley Road in Carpentersville

    CARPENTERSVILLE – The traffic lights are working again at Route 31 and Huntley Road in Carpentersville, according to dispatchers.
    March 26, 2015 - 8:50 am
  • Huntley High School expansion project more than halfway complete

    HUNTLEY – Construction workers this week tore up the floor to what eventually will be the new Huntley High School library and resource center, as the ...
    March 26, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Lakewood to do fewer infrastructure projects, village manager says

    LAKEWOOD – This year marks the last year the village of Lakewood will be able to invest in infrastructure with the savings it has in the bank, the vil ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Glacial Park family program to explore spring with hike in Ringwood

    RINGWOOD – The signs of spring are the focus of a family-friendly afternoon at the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park.
    March 26, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Swing band to perform at Park Place in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A 20-piece swing band will take the stage this April at Park Place.The band Let’s Dan ...
    March 26, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Lake County St. Patrick's enforcement: 6 arrests for drunken driving

    WAUKEGAN – Stepped-up enforcement by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on St. Patrick’s Day and the preceding weekend led to six drunken driving arrest ...
    March 26, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Cary basement fire extinguished by tenant under investigation, fire official says

    CARY – A basement fire in a four-unit apartment building was put out by a tenant Wednesday evening, a fire official said. The Cary Fire Protection Dis ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Bruce Rauner's commission examines Illinois sentencing laws

    A commission to re-evaluate Illinois’ sentencing laws, and eventually reduce the state’s prison population, is moving forward under Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • 2.9-magnitude earthquake hits Lake in the Hills; McHenry County residents report impact

    LAKE IN THE HILLS  – A 2.9-magnitude earthquake hit Lake in the Hills shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
    March 25, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Richmond Village Board candidates look to balance small-town feel, big-business dreams

    RICHMOND – Candidates in the April election for the Richmond Village Board are looking for ways to preserve the community’s motto, “Village of Yestery ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Medical emergency ends McHenry County zoning hearing

    WOODSTOCK – A medical emergency abruptly ended a zoning hearing over a controversial request to allow a Nunda Township home to operate as a bed and br ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • McHenry County environmental groups announce event on fracking

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry is hosting a public event on fracking March 31.
    March 25, 2015 - 5:23 pm
  • Woodstock woman charged with church burglary

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock woman has been charged with burglarizing a Woodstock church. Jessica R. Mads ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Fundraiser for Cary man with Ewing sarcoma cancer set for Saturday

    CARY – Jake Kaplan was a 15-year-old student at Cary-Grove High School when a dentist found a lump in his mouth during a routine dental exam.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:34 am
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