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  • McHenry County Hispanics add to record population speaking English

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Leticia Castanon concentrated on the difference between the words “must” and “should” scribbled on a white board in a McHenry County Co ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Crystal Lake man killed in motorcycle crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Illinois State Police on Monday identified a 41-year-old Crystal Lake man who died after losing control of his motorcycle early Sunday ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Detour: Paving work progressing on Route 176

    • ROUTE 176: Work to repave Route 176 between Routes 14 and 47 is substantially complete, but work proceeds on the Route 14 intersection. Prepare for ...
    June 28, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • McHenry Country Fair to feature country, bluegrass music plus family-friendly activities

    McHENRY – Bluegrass, country and folk music will round out the city of McHenry’s Country Fair at the Colby-Petersen Farm.
    June 28, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Centegra to offer free skin cancer screening in McHenry, Algonquin

    McHENRY – Centegra Health System will offer free skin cancer screenings five times between now and November.
    June 28, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Exploration backpacks available to borrow at Glacial Park in Ringwood

    RINGWOOD – Examining different turtle shells, reading stories and making crafts are all part of turtle-centric adventures at the Lost Valley Visitor C ...
    June 28, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Lake in the Hills receives praise for financial reporting

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills is part of an “elite group” in its financial soundness, according to the accounting firm that worked with the vi ...
    June 28, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Grant to help fund Woodstock student-designed walkway at conservation area

    WOODSTOCK – A walkway designed and produced by Woodstock High School students is one step closer to being completed with a $8,971 grant from ComEd and ...
    June 28, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Charity honoring Cary-Grove graduate who died of cancer to host 5K

    CARY – Haley M. Lichter, the Cary-Grove graduate who died of brain cancer in January, might be gone physically, but her family is working to keep her ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Volunteers needed for Blast on the Beach event in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District is looking for volunteers, businesses and groups to help staff the upcoming Blast on the Beach event.
    June 27, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Ringwood's Lost Valley Visitor Center to feature scientific illustrations

    RINGWOOD – A collection of scientific illustrations drawn by local artists will be on display at the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park this s ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Wonder Lake group to host 50th anniversary celebration

    WONDER LAKE – In 1965, a group of men quarreled for so long about the future of Wonder Lake that their meeting officially spanned nearly six weeks.
    June 29, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • McHenry County lawmakers sound off on Illinois budget impasse

    It won’t be the first time if Illinois starts its next budget year Wednesday without an actual budget in place.
    June 28, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Cardboard crafts take to lake in Crystal Lake's Cardboard Cup Regatta

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Joe Riegle’s bare arms stuck out from his brown beer bottle costume as he and his similarly attired friend, Mat Chambers, posed for pic ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Outlaw Motorcycle Club gets vest seized after Wonder Lake bar fight returned

    WOODSTOCK – One of the leather vests seized from Outlaw Motorcycle Club members was returned to the club as the appeal over the remaining three is pen ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:56 pm
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    Will the increased price of eggs affect how many you buy?