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  • Lakewood Village Board keeps video gambling ban in place

    LAKEWOOD – The village will remain free of video gambling machines after the Village Board rejected an ordinance to overturn its ban.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:36 am
  • Nelson Mandela's grandson speaks to Crystal Lake-based School District 155 students

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Whether Nelson Mandela was talking to famous people from around the world or people who cleaned his home, he would treat each person th ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:19 pm
  • Lake in the Hills police reports for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 11:42 am
  • 'Have a Heart Food Drive' benefiting Crystal Lake Food Pantry

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Several downtown Crystal Lake businesses are participating in “Have a Heart Food Drive,” with donations going to the Crystal Lake Food ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • Northern Illinois University community honors 2008 shooting victims

    DeKALB – When Mary Kay Mace saw how tall the trees had grown around the Forward, Together Forward memorial statue on campus at Northern Illinois Unive ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:32 am
  • The Learning Experience in Lake in the Hills to hold auction for Make-A-Wish Foundation

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education in Lake in the Hills is hosting a silent auction to raise funds for the Make-A- ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Crystal Lake fire causes $50,000 in damage to commercial building

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Fire officials are investigating what started a fire that caused more than $50,000 in damage to a commercial building Monday night.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Forum for School District 155, Crystal Lake City Council candidates set for Thursday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Voters will have a chance Thursday to hear from candidates for the Crystal Lake City Council and the Community High School District 155 ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • McHenry organizations launch new events website for city

    McHENRY – To improve the city’s marketing efforts, several McHenry businesses and organizations have created a new website –
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • No one injured in Algonquin house fire, but cat missing, official says

    ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District battled a residential structure fire Tuesday in Algonquin, a fire official said.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • McHenry County College students mentor peers through new program

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Students now are able to mentor and be mentored by their peers through two new programs at McHenry County College.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • North Chicago police officer Valiza Nash named Oakwood Hills police chief

    OAKWOOD HILLS – Veteran North Chicago police officer Valiza Nash has been named Oakwood Hills’ newest chief of police.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Crystal Lake lawyer named new McHenry County associate judge

    WOODSTOCK – Beating out nearly 20 other candidates, Mark R. Facchini of Crystal Lake was named the newest associate judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Coroner IDs man who died in Lake in the Hills house fire

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A Lake in the Hills man who was injured in a house fire Sunday evening has died.
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • McHenry crash sends 3 people to hospital, fire official says

    McHENRY – Three people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries Monday after a two-vehicle crash in an unincorporated area near McHenry, a fire o ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:59 pm
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