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  • Election 2015: 5 candidates vying for 3 spots on Cary Village Board

    CARY – Increased communication between the public and the village, and revitalizing the downtown area are just some of the topics on the minds of the ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Paddleboarding business at Three Oaks to expand, offer sailboarding

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Paddleboarding at Three Oaks Recreation Area will move to a larger, more scenic spot, the Crystal Lake City Council decided this week.
    March 22, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Construction to start on Crystal Lake's South Main Street widening

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A $5.7 million project widening South Main Street is set to start this week.Construct ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • With FOIA and Open Meetings Act, it's McHenry County residents' right to know

    Five years ago, the Northwest Herald began an ongoing series called “No More Excuses” to badger and shame local governments into compliance with new a ...
    March 23, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Huntley School District 158 moving 600 Leggee Elementary students under new boundaries

    HUNTLEY – Later this fall, Huntley School District 158 officials will begin moving roughly 600 students at Leggee Elementary into other schools, as pa ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Loud noise in Ringwood not explosion, sheriff's office says

    RINGWOOD – The loud noises that some in the Ringwood area mistook for an explosion turned out to be people using a combustible-like chemical to cut do ...
    March 22, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Snow may impact Monday morning commute

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Snow is set to mess with morning commutes Monday. The National Weather Service warned ...
    March 23, 2015 - 6:47 am
  • McHenry County foundation to match SleepOut donations for homeless program

    McHENRY – The McHenry County Community Foundation will match two to one all donations up to $100,000 to this year’s SleepOut for Shelter event, Pionee ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Marengo-Union Library announces presentation on gluten-free living

    MARENGO – Residents in the Marengo area can now register for a seminar on gluten-free living at the Marengo-Union Library.
    March 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Woodstock police officer to talk crime trends in 'Coffee with the Chief'

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock officer will discuss crime trends within the northwest part of the city during the latest “Coffee with the Chief” installment ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Pioneer Center in McHenry hiring, hosting job fair

    McHENRY – The Pioneer Center for Human Services is hiring and will host a job fair Wednesday to find qualified candidates.
    March 21, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Sage Products CEO named Centegra Community Leader of the Year

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Centegra Health System recently honored the president and CEO of Sage Products with the Centegra Community Leader of the Year Award. Th ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47, Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hire assistant superintendents

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Both Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 and Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hired new assistant superinte ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Marengo aldermanic candidates weigh interchange, future growth

    MARENGO – The numerous Marengo City Council candidates on the April 7 ballot are looking toward the city’s economic future, as Marengo readies negotia ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Backyard chickens off the table in Cary after zoning amendment fails

    CARY – The issue of backyard chickens in Cary died Tuesday with a failed text amendment that would have altered the zoning ordinance to allow the keep ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:34 pm
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