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  • 6 beaches closed in Wonder Lake, Lake in the Hills, Island Lake for high bacteria levels

    Officials from the McHenry County Department of Health retested area beaches for bacterial levels Tuesday after the weekend's heavy rains.
    July 23, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • Crystal Lake teen crashes stolen golf cart in Lake in the Hills, police say

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – An 18-year-old Crystal Lake man's joy ride on a stolen golf cart ended Wednesday when he crashed into a pole in Lake in the Hills, ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s planned for September in Lake in the Hills

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Nearly 450 people from the McHenry County area expected to walk this September in an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Fire damages Woodstock garage

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock firefighters believe an ember for a charcoal grill might be behind a fire that broke out in a Woodstock garage Tuesday evening.
    July 22, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • Firefighters extinguish trailer tire fire in Huntley

    HUNTLEY – A Wednesday morning blaze on the rear tires of a trailer in Huntley immobilized the trailer, but caused little other damage, fire officials ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • 'Real Woodstock' marketing campaign aims to bring development, tourism to city

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock has real history, real charm and a real town Square.That’s what John Harris, p ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 reaches new agreement for swim teams

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 swimmers will have a pool this coming school year.
    July 22, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Huntley police investigate string of work van burglaries

    HUNTLEY – Huntley police are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins that ended with more than $10,000 in tools being stolen from work vans.
    July 21, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Harvard rollover crash Monday sends driver to the hospital

    HARVARD – A man from unincorporated Harvard rolled his vehicle Monday after trying to avoid a deer near the state border, fire officials said.
    July 21, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • McHenry County zoning board to vote on Marengo-area religious order’s expansion

    MARENGO – As they approach a vote from the McHenry County Zoning Board of Appeals about expanding their operations in rural Coral Township, nuns from ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Meteorologist: Two brief tornadoes touched down in Harvard, Hebron on Saturday

    Two brief tornadoes touched down in northern McHenry County during the weekend storms, National Weather Service meteorologists confirmed Tuesday.
    July 22, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Richmond police advises drivers to avoid state routes over weekend

    RICHMOND – Traffic is expected to be more congested than normal in the Richmond area with the Country Thunder concert running Thursday through Sunday, ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Debris advisory, no-wake status issued for Fox River

    An advisory warning of debris along the Fox River continued into Tuesday as the Fox Waterway Agency also issued a no-wake status for two sections of t ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Crystal Lake man cited after crash injures Johnsburg woman in Lakemoor

    LAKEMOOR – Police cited a 22-year-old Crystal Lake man after a three-vehicle crash Tuesday in Lakemoor that sent a 55-year-old Johnsburg woman to an a ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office seeks volunteers for citizen police academy

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its Citizen Police Academy, an 11-week volunteer program.
    July 22, 2015 - 12:19 am
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