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  • Algonquin Wal-Mart open after bomb threat, evacuation

    ALGONQUIN – Police on Monday evacuated the Wal-Mart on Randall Road after employees received a bomb threat, according to a news release.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Algonquin, Huntley, Crystal Lake police get Narcan for heroin overdose victims (with video)

    Twice in Algonquin police officer Rob Schuett’s career, he has had an instance where someone was unconscious from a possible drug overdose when he arr ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Richmond to hire 2 full-time police officers

    RICHMOND – Two full-time officers will join the Richmond Police Department, the Richmond Village Board decided late last week.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Diaper Bank to host benefit auction Saturday in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Diaper Bank Of Northern Illinois Benefit Auction is Saturday at D’Andrea’s Banquets, 4419 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Accused Holiday Hills shooter went after injured McHenry County deputies, prosecutors say

    WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors said a Holiday Hills man accused of ambushing and shooting two McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies continued following the offic ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • PHOTOS: CARE4 Breast Cancer 5K in Woodstock

    About 2,100 attend in support of Family Health Partnership Clinic. ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • No serious injuries after Crystal Lake motorcycle crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A motorcyclist walked away without any major injuries Monday after a crash on South Route 31 in Crystal Lake, fire officials said.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:41 am
  • On the Record with... Richmond-Burton graduate, U.S. Navy officer Brian Heinkel

    RICHMOND – A 2003 Richmond-Burton Community High School graduate is one of about 40 officers and 260 enlisted men living on a 505-foot-long naval ship ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • 22nd Circuit, appellate judges up for retention, election

    WOODSTOCK – Four 22nd Circuit judges, and two appellate judges are recommended for retention, according to poll results from the local Bar Association ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Crystal Lake teen killed in Lakewood crash identified

    LAKEWOOD – The 19-year-old Crystal Lake woman who died in a head-on, rollover crash Saturday afternoon at Route 47’s north intersection with Route 176 ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • About 2,100 flock to Woodstock for CARE4 Breast Cancer 5K supporting Family Health Partnership Clinic

    WOODSTOCK – Adorned in matching pink knit boas and pin-plastered caps, Jean Kaschub and Judy Andrews huddled with other members of their group near th ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Wonder Lake 22-year-old ID'd as man found dead in Bull Valley crash

    BULL VALLEY – The man who was found dead after a single-vehicle crash over the weekend in Bull Valley has been identified.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Crystal Lake library seeks public input on new building

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake residents will have an opportunity to help shape the future of the city’s library Monday during two informational sessions ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Ringwood Road to be resurfaced in McHenry County

    RINGWOOD – A section of Ringwood Road stretching from Route 120 to Spring Grove Road, crossing the city of McHenry, the villages of Ringwood and Johns ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Detour: Watch for lane shift at Route 31/Route 176 intersection

    • ROUTES 31 AND 176: Watch Monday for a change on Route 176 as workers shift traffic onto new lanes. The $10.2 million project to widen and modernize ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you agree with the County Board's decision to turn away state funding that could have been used to help the uninsured?