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  • Lake in the Hills looks to update economic incentive policy

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills officials want to update the village's economic incentive policy, which is in place to help attract businesses t ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Historical schoolhouse, cemetery open to public

    MARENGO – Artifacts unearthed at a 1867 limestone one-room schoolhouse as well as a pre-Civil War cemetery will be on display this August.
    July 23, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Historical society offers one-room schoolhouse experience

    UNION – Classic songs, geography and spelling lessons and passages from turn-of-the-century books will make up a one-room schoolhouse experience.
    July 23, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District seeks more time to buy property

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A delay in the removal of two billboards is causing the Crystal Lake Park District to need more time to close on a purchase of 27 ...
    July 23, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Oakwood Hills residents voice concerns about power plant project

    CRYSTAL LAKE –The first public presentation of a proposed $450 million power plant was mostly met with concern and resistance from residents wanting t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Bond for truck driver in fatal I-55 crash set at $1 million

    JOLIET – Monday’s fatal chain-reaction crash on Interstate 55 near Arsenal Road involving a semitrailer should be a wake-up call for state and local o ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • MCC to offer Harvard-based degree track

    HARVARD – Post-secondary education will get a lot closer this fall for the county community farthest from McHenry County College.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • McHenry offers tree planting program

    McHENRY – To promote the planting of trees, the city of McHenry is offering to split the cost with residents.
    July 22, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Richmond looks at new lighting for downtown

    RICHMOND – Downtown Richmond may get some new street lighting. A donor has offered to replace the c ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Railroad repairs to restrict traffic on Route 120

    McHENRY – Repairs to a Union Pacific railroad crossing will narrow Route 120 to one lane in each direction for several days next week, according to th ...
    July 27, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • New law empowers McHenry County Board to remove appointees

    A new state law will make it easier for the McHenry County Board to throw appointed members out of its numerous boards and commissions.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Route 31 in Algonquin now open to traffic

    ALGONQUIN — All lanes of Route 31 in Algonquin are now open to traffic, according to a Nixle alert from the village.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Harvard man not guilty of obscenity after cellphone slipup

    WOODSTOCK – In acquitting a Harvard man of obscenity charges, a McHenry County judge determined that the defendant wasn't reckless when he misdialed a ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • McHenry County home sales fall 3.2 percent in June

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Home sales in McHenry County dipped 3.2 percent in June as inventory continued to decline and prices rose.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Conservation district programs explore insects, birds

    Poetry, art and games are all ways kids and families will explore nature at upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programs.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:42 pm
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