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  • Local lawmakers file last-ditch effort to freeze property taxes statewide

    Two McHenry County lawmakers in the Illinois House are making a last-ditch effort in the final two days of lame-duck session to permanently freeze pro ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Officials: McHenry man’s death in Wisconsin a result of Russian roulette

    WALWORTH, WIS. –  At least one person has been formally charged in the death of the McHenry man who was fatally shot after a drunken game of Russian r ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:20 am
  • Jury selection continues in drug-induced homicide trial

    WOODSTOCK – Attorneys on Monday selected four jurors in the trial for a Zion man who prosecutors allege provided a fatal dose of heroin to an Algonqui ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Begalka: Coffee shops have long had a place in McHenry County

    I was intrigued to read that Starbucks Coffee Corp. is poised to overtake McDonald’s Corp. as the world’s most valuable restaurant company.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • The Land Conservancy of McHenry County to host 26th Celebration Brunch

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is inviting the public to join in a celebration of the county’s conservation achievements Jan. 2 ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • McHenry County College announces first graduates of paralegal degree program

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is announcing its first graduating class from the Paralegal Studies program, which began in spring 2015.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 12:08 pm
  • Crystal Lake-area man claims water utility company damaged his yard

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Tom Mills looked out the window of his Crystal Lake-area home Dec. 31, he noticed tire tracks in the snow on his driveway and thro ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers speak about new clean energy bill at Environmental Defenders of McHenry County event

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Illinois residents concerned about the future of the state’s environment can rest assured Sen. Pam Althoff and Rep. Steve Andersson, am ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • Althoff: Illinois Senate hopes to stake out own budget position

    SPRINGFIELD — A plan to end a two-year Illinois budget standoff negotiated in the Senate — which likely includes an income tax increase as well as ite ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • McHenry County Sheriff's deputies make 5 DUI arrests during holiday traffic enforcement

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies made nine arrests and wrote 76 citations as part of statewide law enforcement’s annual holiday-season cr ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County grand jury this week indicted the following people on the following charges:
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • Helping Paws need artists to help with Art for the Paws fundraiser

    WOODSTOCK – Helping Paws Animal Shelter is calling for local artists to participate in the third annual Art for the Paws fundraiser to benefit the loc ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:23 pm
  • Olson: Ugly video no excuse for ugly commentary

    There’s been some argument about whether the actions depicted in the videos of a white teenager tied up and tormented by four black people – three of ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • Trial to begin for Zion man facing drug-induced homicide charge

    WOODSTOCK – A trial will begin Monday for a Zion man accused of providing a fatal dose of heroin to 21-year-old Danielle Barzyk.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:58 pm
  • 4 candidates challenge Hebron village President John Jacobson

    HEBRON – Four candidates are looking to unseat Hebron Village President John Jacobson in the April 4 consolidated election.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:20 pm
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