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  • League of Women voters to host forum for McHenry County-wide office candidates

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Northwest Herald will be live-streaming Tuesday night’s McHenry County League of Women Voters candidate forum for Republican candid ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Algonquin taking artwork submissions for public art program

    ALGONQUIN – The village is soliciting artwork loans from artists as part of its public art program.T ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • McHenry County parents navigate how to monitor kids' behavior online

    When Matt Batt speaks to parents about monitoring their kids’ online activity as part of his program The Parent Feed, he finds their reactions often s ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • State of McHenry County address to focus on economic development

    WOODSTOCK – Improving the county’s economic engine will again be one of the themes of this year’s State of the County Address.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • McHenry County police train to assist residents with mental illness

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The calls are common at the Crystal Lake Police Department: A man is walking in circles talking to himself.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Green Drinks event in Crystal Lake to focus on climate change-focused nonprofit

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The local chapter of an international nonprofit focused on climate change will be the focus at an upcoming Green Drinks event.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Lakewood eliminates vehicle sticker program that netted $65,000 a year

    LAKEWOOD – Lakewood residents will no longer have to buy vehicle stickers.The Lakewood Village Board ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Road projects, dispatch center expansion part of McHenry proposals for year

    McHENRY – A list of road projects, park improvements and public safety changes totaling an estimated $85.3 million has been identified for the next fi ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Two taken to hospital with minor injuries following Woodstock crash

    WOODSTOCK – Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash on Route 14 Friday afternoon, a fire official said.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 5:02 pm
  • Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's pension could still go to widow, expert says

    FOX LAKE – Despite her recent indictment on felony money laundering charges, the widow of disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz could still ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • McHenry County towns bring public works request systems online

    ALGONQUIN — When Information Systems Director Kevin Crook was considering the best way to bring Algonquin Village Public Works’ request system online, ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 to host STEM conference

    Sixth- through eighth-grade girls will explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math at a conference being hosted by Crystal Lake-based ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Republican McHenry County Board candidates talk property taxes, government consolidation at forum

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Republican candidates for McHenry County Board Districts 1, 2 and 3 answered questions on topics ranging from expanding transportation ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • Ex-Prairie Grove cop charged with DUI after crashing patrol SUV on duty

    PRAIRIE GROVE – A part-time Prairie Grove police officer resigned after he allegedly crashed his patrol SUV into a pole while drunk and on duty, an in ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Not enough evidence to charge Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's son

    CHICAGO – Investigators did not find enough evidence to charge the son of disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz with financial crimes even t ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:43 pm
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