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  • National Weather Service issues severe thunderstorm warning for McHenry County

    McHenry County and surrounding counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning, according to the National Weather Service.
    July 21, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • McHenry man charged with first-degree murder of ex-girlfriend takes stand, denies charges

    WOODSTOCK – William J. Ross does not deny he owned and lived in a home at 518 Country Club Drive in McHenry.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Editor's Desk: Crystal Lake library supporters face tough sell

    I applaud members of the Crystal Lake Library Board and other volunteer supporters who have been working for years on plans to renovate or replace the ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Plane crashes into home in Joliet-Plainfield area

    JOLIET – Brittany Grajewski was in the Brighton Lakes subdivision’s pool late Thursday morning when she heard what she thought was thunder from above.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Volunteers needed for oak rescue at Sterne’s Woods & Fen

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Anyone interested in rescuing oaks from invasive plants can volunteer Sunday at Sterne’s Woods & Fen, 617 Hillside Drive, Crystal Lake.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • In 2013 police interview, McHenry man denies knowing the whereabouts of Jacqueline Schaefer

    WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry man's trial on murder allegations continued Thursday with a video of his police interrogation in Las Vegas in which he de ...
    July 21, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Crystal Lake grants first video gambling licenses since overturning ban

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council granted its first two video gambling licenses since reversing its ban on the machines earlier this year.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • McHenry County communities open cooling centers during extreme heat

    With temperatures in McHenry County rising into the 90s, several places around the county opened cooling centers to the public Thursday that will rema ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Woodstock receives grant for police body camera program

    WOODSTOCK – Officers at the Woodstock Police Department could be adding body cameras to their uniforms with the help of a recent grant.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock scabies outbreak under control, administrator says

    WOODSTOCK – The administrator of Valley Hi Nursing Home assured McHenry County Board members that a recent outbreak of Norwegian scabies is under cont ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Democratic Party picks replacement McHenry County state's attorney candidate

    The Democratic Party of McHenry County nominated a Woodstock DUI lawyer to run for state's attorney a day after their first pick withdrew from the rac ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • Caretaker testifies about finding woman's remains in McHenry home at murder trial

    WOODSTOCK – A woman who found the remains of 49-year-old Jacqueline Schaefer testified Wednesday that she went into William Ross's abandoned home at l ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • 3 large tortoises go missing in McHenry; 2 found

    McHENRY – Three large tortoises – with a combined weight of about 170 pounds, and all with McHenry owners – coincidentally went missing last weekend.
    July 21, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Lake in the Hills therapy horses bring stress relief to Algonquin police

    ALGONQUIN – Three miniature horses visited the Algonquin Police Department Wednesday to bring some stress relief to officers.
    July 21, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Child, 4, hospitalized after entering hot car in McHenry

    McHENRY – A 4-year-old McHenry-area girl has been hospitalized after she crawled into a hot car and stayed there several minutes before being discover ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:55 pm
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