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  • Lake in the Hills mosquito batch tests positive for West Nile, health officials said

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – McHenry County Department of Health officials report that a mosquito batch collected on Aug. 11 from a mosquito trap in Lake in th ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Woodstock police arrest 12-year-old after alleged knife altercation

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock police arrested a 12-year-old boy after an alleged fight occurred at Olson Play Park involving a knife, according to a news rele ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Marengo High School kicks off semester with controversial 'bathroom' policy

    MARENGO – An announcement at Marengo Community High School on the first day of school led to a social media storm regarding the so-called "bathroom es ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Woodstock man arrested following Kingston Lanes Bowling and Sports Lounge burglary

    WOODSTOCK – A 26-year-old Woodstock man has been charged in connection with a burglary at Kingston Lanes Bowling and Sports Lounge.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Interesting questions for McHenry County candidates from our readers

    Thank you to the many readers who replied to my Wednesday column seeking potential questions to ask candidates running in contested races this fall.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • 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
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