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  • McHenry County League of Women Voters to host charter school presentation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County League of Women Voters on Monday will host a public showing of a PowerPoint presentation that examines the effects a ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Holiday Guide for McHenry County

    Use our Holiday Guide to plan next week's events and beyond. ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Illinois ranks 11th in nation for energy efficiency policies

    Atop the flat roof of the McHenry Public Library, 40 panels are pointed south and tilted at a 33-degree angle.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Prairie Grove District 46 welcomes new school board member

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove School District 46 welcomed a new board member about one month after former board member Lori McConville resigned with a ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • While moving ahead with TIF, Lakewood considers second taxing district for Routes 47, 176

    LAKEWOOD – As the village moves forward with a special taxing district at Routes 176 and 47, it's also eyeing another type of taxing district in the s ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Huntley School District 158 pursuing inflationary property tax levy

    HUNTLEY – For the second straight year, District 158 officials are seeking an inflationary increase to a property tax levy that is projected to increa ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Judy Baar Topinka: McHenry County leaders react to death of Illinois comptroller

    News of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s death was met Wednesday with statewide shock and despair, and the reactions were no different in McHe ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • Temporary ramp closures at Huntley interchange begin Monday

    HUNTLEY – Starting Monday, the Illinois Tollway Authority will temporary close ramps overnight along the Route 47-Interstate 90 interchange in Huntley ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Semitruck, minivan crash in Crystal Lake near Tommy's Red Hots

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A semitruck and minivan were involved in a Route 14 crash at the intersection of Van Buren and Virginia streets, according to scanner t ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Crystal Lake man allowed back home after gun incident, police standoff

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man accused of holding a gun to his wife's head, eventually firing the weapon inside the house and conducting what prosecut ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • McHenry County College to start accepting trustee candidate petitions Monday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three seats on the McHenry County College Board of Trustees will be up in this coming April election.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Raue Center for the Arts to offer holiday line-up in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Comedians, a symphony orchestra and, of course, the holiday ballet classic, "The Nutcracker," will entertain at the Raue Center for the ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Woodstock woman among 3 charged with robbing man in Carpentersville responding to prostitution ad

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Three people, including a Woodstock woman, were charged Monday after allegedly robbing a man who was responding to a prostitution ad ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • 2 taken to hospital after 3-vehicle crash in Fox River Grove

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Two people were taken to an area hospital Tuesday after a crash involving three vehicles, fire officials said.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Lake in the Hills plans Thursday vote on $27.6M budget proposal

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village is planning a $27.6 million budget for its next fiscal year, which begins Jan. 1.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:06 am
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