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  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board OKs Sage YMCA pool rental contract

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Community High School District 155 official hopes a newly approved contract for the competitive swimming pool at Sage YMCA will lay t ...
    April 22, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • 4-vehicle McHenry crash sends pregnant woman to hospital

    McHENRY –A pregnant woman was transported to an area hospital after a four-vehicle crash in McHenry, a fire official said Friday.
    April 23, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • David McSweeney bill to eliminate lieutenant governor passes Illinois House

    A joint resolution proposing to eliminate the office of lieutenant governor passed through the Illinois House of Representatives by a 95-10 vote Frida ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • House OKs Tryon bill that increases access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low income Illinoisans

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinoisans who rely on public assistance programs may soon be able to use their benefits to gain better access to fresh fruits and vege ...
    April 22, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • Florida fugitive fatally shot near Antioch shot himself in head, Lake County Coroner's Office says

    ANTIOCH – The Florida fugitive fatally shot outside an Antioch-area tavern last weekend shot himself in the head during an incident involving four McH ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • McHenry County lawmakers differ on bill to fund universities

    SPRINGFIELD – Many Illinois legislative leaders are praising a short-term plan to help struggling universities during the budget impasse, though both ...
    April 22, 2016 - 1:31 pm
  • Wonder Lake man accused of shooting neighbor's cat with BB gun

    WONDER LAKE – A Wonder Lake man was charged with animal cruelty this week stemming from an April 6 incident where he allegedly shot his neighbor's cat ...
    April 25, 2016 - 1:20 pm
  • State Rep. Jack Franks opposition to graduated income tax could kill bill

    Less than a week after Democrats proposed replacing Illinois’ flat income tax with a graduated tax system, the measure may already be on its way to de ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Frost advisory issued for McHenry County

    WOODSTOCK – The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for McHenry County ahead of a temperature drop that could damage plants.
    April 22, 2016 - 6:19 am
  • Tree of Life church in McHenry to celebrate 150 years of social justice, tenacity

    McHENRY – When the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Woodstock found itself at yet another new beginning four years ago, the unfurling of a quilt ...
    April 22, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • Lions Club of Sun City planning pasta dinner May 20 in Huntley

    HUNTLEY – The Lions Club of Sun City will host a pasta dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. May 20 in the cafeteria at Huntley High School.
    April 22, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • Elgin man cited in Algonquin crash that injured DeKalb father, baby

    ALGONQUIN –Two people, including a 1-year-old, were taken to an area hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening, and another man was cited ...
    April 22, 2016 - 1:02 am
  • Illinois elections board IDs McHenry County 2016 primary problems

    The issues that plagued the March 15 primary in McHenry County might have led to some eligible voters not casting their ballots, according to the Illi ...
    April 22, 2016 - 9:55 am
  • Judge may dismiss misconduct charges against ex-McHenry County coroner

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge will decide whether to dismiss official misconduct charges against former McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz.
    April 21, 2016 - 5:54 pm
  • Cary man fired gun into the ground as scare tactic, police say

    CARY – A 27-year-old Cary man faces a misdemeanor charge after police said he fired three bullets into the ground to scare a man who had been outside ...
    April 22, 2016 - 1:01 am
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