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  • Crystal Lake tackles customer service, tries to change perception

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The perception that the city of Crystal Lake is difficult to work with has persisted despite a focus on improving customer service, a c ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Woman taken to hospital after Port Barrington crash

    PORT BARRINGTON – One woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after her motorcycle crashed into a guard rail in Port Barrington on Sunday, ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Marengo crash sends 2 people to hospital

    MARENGO – Two people were sent to the hospital after a crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle Sunday in Marengo, according to Marengo Fire Protectio ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Video: Crystal Lake Marine Sgt. Patrick Adams returns home

    In this short video from Saturday, Crystal Lake Marine Sgt. Patrick Adams returns home after a 7-month deployment aboard the USS Iwo Jima. Read more ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • Video: Human foosball in Cary

    In this short video from Saturday, children play a game of human foosball at Coleman's in Cary. ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • McHenry County College's Black Box Theatre to host auditions for fall show

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Black Box Theatre at McHenry County College will be hosting auditions for its fall show, “The Hot L Baltimore.”
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • More wastewater improvements planned in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One of the city’s oldest lift stations is set to get a face lift.A part of the city’s ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Woodstock School District 200 starting to implement digital changes in classroom

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock School District 200 is transitioning to one learning management system as the ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Huntley School District 158 teachers union members speak on contract requests

    HUNTLEY – While negotiations for the District 158 teachers’ contract are in mediation, dozens of union members gathered at the school board meeting Th ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • McHenry creates new regional dispatch center, NERCOMM

    McHENRY – McHenry Police and Fire 911 services will be handled at a new central dispatch center called NERCOMM, as the deadline looms for dispatch cen ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Crystal Lake Marine welcomed home with surprise celebration

    CRYSTAL LAKE – From the number of people he missed while overseas to the number of people welcoming him home, Sgt. Patrick Adams’ third deployment has ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Local health care providers experience high hiring demand

    As demand for health care increases nationally, major health care providers locally are turning to schools and other partners to try and bolster emplo ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Centegra keeps hiring of doctors up as national share of hospital hiring drops

    HUNTLEY – Pediatrician Kristi Redlich hadn’t given much thought to what kind of place she wanted to end up after her residency.
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Rep. Jack Franks still on the fence about override of AFSCME bill veto

    A crucial swing vote that will determine whether the General Assembly will override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill essentially strippin ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Pictures of the Week

    Some of our favorite photos from the past week. ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 7:59 am
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