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  • McHenry veterans groups look for volunteer, donations ahead of Thanksgiving dinner

    McHENRY – Veterans groups in McHenry will once again be hosting sailors from the Great Lakes Naval Base for Thanksgiving and are looking for help to m ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 1:01 am
  • VIDEO: Students at Hannah Beardsley Middle School in Crystal Lake get virtual tour of landmarks

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Hannah Beardsley Middle School students participate in the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program as they use Mattel viewmaster goggles fit ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Dead, fallen tree puts hole in Lakemoor house's roof

    LAKEMOOR – Nobody was injured after the wind knocked over a large, dead tree onto a Lakemoor resident's home, the Lakemoor police chief said.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Compromise to keep Crystal Lake South High School bleachers standing

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A compromise has been reached to keep the west bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School standing at their current height while Commu ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Ex-Algonquin man gets life in prison for Cary-area murder of his parents

    WOODSTOCK – For the death of his parents, Michael W. Romano will never see life outside of prison's walls.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:54 am
  • 3 Chicago men charged in Woodstock residential burglary

    WOODSTOCK – All three suspects believed to be involved in a residential burglary in Woodstock on Wednesday are in custody after the search for the thi ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Crystal Lake School District 47 board approves tentative levy increase

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The potential addition of air conditioning to schools and a life safety review of facilities are among the items driving the recently a ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • MCC trustees hear from crowds of athletic program supporters fearing cuts

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After dozens took turns at a McHenry County College podium, pleading and describing the significance of the athletic program, trustees ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:54 am
  • Overturned semitrailer spills 40,000 pounds of sand in Bull Valley (with video)

    BULL VALLEY – A semitrailer dump truck spilled about 40,000 pounds of sand onto a Bull Valley field after it overturned Thursday, officials said.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Winter storm watch for McHenry County could bring first snow, up to 8 inches

    The first winter storm of the season could blanket McHenry County in up to 8 inches of snow this weekend, according to the forecast from the National ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Huntley Library basket raffle fundraiser running Nov. 20 through Dec. 15

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley Area Public Library Friends Foundation will display prizes for its annual Holiday Basket Fundraiser from Friday through Dec. 15.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Food service chef opens Stucky's Bar and Grille in Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – A Johnsburg resident who since 2009 has helped make and deliver personalized meals as part of her chef service plans to bring a personal t ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Prairie Grove village property tax rate could fall next year, president says

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove residents could see the amount they pay to the village in property taxes fall next year.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Blaziers have blazed a trail in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – If you’ve lived in the Crystal Lake area for a while, you’ve probably met, or at least know of, Bob and Rosemary Blazier.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft hosts 3-day grand opening in Algonquin

    ALGONQUIN – The JoAnn Fabrics and Craft store will mark the opening of its new and larger location in Algonquin with a three-day grand opening special ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:51 am
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