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  • Crystal Lake-area Special Olympics youth basketball team needs coaches

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The local Special Olympics youth basketball team, the Junior Lakers, is in need of volunteer coaches for the upcoming season.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • Nonprofit to host Bark-a-Paw-Looza for dog lovers on Woodstock Square

    WOODSTOCK – Dog owners and their canine companions are invited to attend the second annual Bark-a-Paw-Looza on Sunday.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • Marengo-area fire destroys barn killing goats, fire official says

    MARENGO – A fire destroyed a Marengo-area barn Thursday and killed several goats, a fire official said.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • Harvard police investigating armed robbery at Church Boulevard, Jefferson Street

    HARVARD – Police responded early Thursday morning to Church Boulevard and Jefferson Street in Harvard for reports of an armed robbery that occurred la ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • Cary, Fox River Grove voters also will get advisory anti-tax referendums

    Voters in Cary and Fox River Grove will get the same opportunity as Lakewood voters to tell their elected officials via the ballot box that they’re ti ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Ex-Algonquin mom sentenced for shooting TV while kids watched Primus video

    WOODSTOCK – A judge sentenced a former Algonquin mom to 18 months of probation after she admitted to firing several rounds into the TV her children we ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • Big R department store no longer coming to Lake in the Hills, village officials say

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – When Lake in the Hills Economic Development Coordinator George Hahne initially reached out to Big R, he thought the department sto ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Metra to examine rate, zone structures in fare study

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Metra plans to launch a fare study Sept. 1 that could lead to rate, zone and ticketing changes for commuters.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Richmond community holds tractor/truck parade to honor 'fallen farmer'

    RICHMOND – Tractors and trucks from around the area drove down the streets of Richmond on Thursday in honor of a man killed last week.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Judge: McHenry County 'house of horrors' home will be demolished

    McHENRY – An abandoned McHenry-area residence once home to a man convicted of decade-old sex crimes will be torn down, a judge ruled Thursday.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Algonquin's Evan Jager great athlete, much more

    Evan Jager is one of the greatest athletes ever to come out of McHenry County.He proved that Wednesd ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Man flown to hospital after trench collapses in Marengo, fire officials say

    MARENGO – A man was flown to the hospital Wednesday after he was buried in a 10-foot-deep trench in Marengo, fire officials said.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • 2-vehicle crash near Marengo sends 2 people to hospital, fire official says

    MARENGO – Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday, a fire official said.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Window replacement for Old Courthouse postponed over council concerns

    WOODSTOCK – The next step in the Old Courthouse restoration project is on hold so Woodstock city officials can become more engaged in the process.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Former McHenry man pleads guilty to sexual assault charge

    WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry man has admitted to sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in 2015.Nic ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:02 am
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