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  • County judge awards attorney’s fees in settlement with sheriff’s office

    WOODSTOCK – A local online newspaper publisher who sued the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office over a Freedom of Information Act violation was granted a ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Fox Lake to host zombie-themed Venetian Night at Pistakee Lake

    FOX LAKE – The heart of the Chain O’ Lakes will soon be overrun by the undead.The eighth annual Vene ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Report suggests changes for Woodstock's Old Courthouse, Sheriff's House

    WOODSTOCK – The historic Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House are the “literal front door to the community of Woodstock,” Ray Hartshorne said.
    July 26, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling prompts McHenry County reviews of sign rules

    A small Arizona church’s court victory over a city sign ordinance is forcing local governments to examine their own rules to ensure compliance.
    July 25, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 rethinks grading, considers test retakes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A failure to complete homework was digging a hole students couldn’t climb out of.The ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Detour: Sinkhole in Spring Grove closes Blivin Street intersection

    • ROUTE 12 SINKHOLE: We never thought we’d have to write about a road closed on account of a sinkhole, but there’s a first time for everything.
    July 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • 82-year-old Spring Grove man with 'medical concerns' missing

    SPRING GROVE – An 82-year-old from Spring Grove has been missing since 2:30 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Of ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District's Racket Club looks to expand membership, users

    ALGONQUIN – After six years of running in the red, the Racket Club is looking to expand its base – and its income.
    July 26, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • McHenry County students donate blood, time in summer drive

    McHENRY – Tyler Birkhoff leaned back onto a vinyl cot Friday and closed his eyes as a needle glided into his arm.
    July 24, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based pet rescue operation hosts free day for dogs, owners

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Dog baths and pedicures are some of the treats man's furry friend can enjoy at an upcoming event hosted by a Crystal Lake charity aimed ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • 2-vehicle Richmond crash sends 3 to hospital

    RICHMOND – A crash in Richmond on Friday afternoon sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries, said Richmond Township Fire Protection Distr ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Woodstock's Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple's stained glass windows need repairs (with video)

    WOODSTOCK – The monks at Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple don’t need to feel wind to know it’s sweeping through Woodstock.
    July 24, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Sinkhole to close Spring Grove intersection through weekend

    SPRING GROVE – A sinkhole will keep the intersection of Blivin Street and Route 12 closed at least until Monday as state and county road officials fig ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • 2 boys, 1 woman sent to hospital after boat incident on Fox River in Cary

    CARY – Two children and one woman were taken to the hospital Friday after a boat incident on the Fox River, said McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Aimee ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • VIDEOS: Algonquin Founders' Days Cardboard Boat Regatta

    ALGONQUIN — The Founders' Days Cardboard Boat Regatta returned to Riverfront Park on Thursday. Each ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:09 pm
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