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  • Democratic Party picks replacement McHenry County state's attorney candidate

    The Democratic Party of McHenry County nominated a Woodstock DUI lawyer to run for state's attorney a day after their first pick withdrew from the rac ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • Caretaker testifies about finding woman's remains in McHenry home at murder trial

    WOODSTOCK – A woman who found the remains of 49-year-old Jacqueline Schaefer testified Wednesday that she went into William Ross's abandoned home at l ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • 3 large tortoises go missing in McHenry; 2 found

    McHENRY – Three large tortoises – with a combined weight of about 170 pounds, and all with McHenry owners – coincidentally went missing last weekend.
    July 21, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Lake in the Hills therapy horses bring stress relief to Algonquin police

    ALGONQUIN – Three miniature horses visited the Algonquin Police Department Wednesday to bring some stress relief to officers.
    July 21, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Child, 4, hospitalized after entering hot car in McHenry

    McHENRY – A 4-year-old McHenry-area girl has been hospitalized after she crawled into a hot car and stayed there several minutes before being discover ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • McHenry County to be under heat advisory Thursday and Friday

    An excessive heat warning will be in effect for McHenry and surrounding counties beginning at noon Thursday, according to the National Weather Service ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Crystal Lake City Council OKs referendum to ask voters if they want to build a new library

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The city’s voters will be asked in November whether the city should borrow $30.1 million to build a new library.
    July 20, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Editor's Desk: Keep Pokémon Go phenomenon off the road

    "Put the phone down ... Don't play Pokémon and drive."An electronic billboard on eastbound Route 14 ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Cary police reports for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    July 20, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • Oliver: Tiny type takes toll on youthful vanity

    For a long time, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my vision.Since about age 12, I’ve had to co ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • McHenry man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend was abusive alcoholic, prosecutors say

    WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors described William J. Ross as a controlling, abusive alcoholic who took things too far when he shot his ex-girlfriend and kept ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Woodstock man who spit in judge's face sentenced to 3 years in prison

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man was sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted to spitting in a McHenry County judge's face during a May court a ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • James Harrison drops Democratic bid for McHenry County state's attorney

    Democratic McHenry County state's attorney candidate James Harrison withdrew from the race, prompting the party to scramble to find a replacement.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • McHenry County area police departments to team up with Texas Roadhouse in Crystal Lake for benefits lunch

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Texas Roadhouse in Crystal Lake will be hosting the sixth annual benefit lunch for Special Olympics Illinois on July 29.
    July 25, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Natives Haven nursery in Harvard 'like you're in somebody's garden'

    HARVARD – Sitting atop 6.25 acres, the newly opened nursery Natives Haven offers its visitors a scenic alternative to traditional flower shopping.
    July 20, 2016 - 12:10 am
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