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  • From the Editor's Desk: McHenry County to see new House representatives

    The ripple effects of state Rep. Jack Franks’ decision to run for chairman of the McHenry County Board instead of another term in the General Assembly ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Marengo city council OKs water sewer rate increase for next 2 years

    MARENGO – After staff revisited where cuts could be made in the budget to fill an expected $90,000 gap in the city’s water sewer budget, the Marengo C ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Carpentersville firefighters rescue dogs from house fire

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Firefighters rescued three dogs from a house that was left uninhabitable after a fire Monday.
    May 16, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Slide the City bringing giant water slide to Carpentersville this summer

    CARPENTERSVILLE – An event that made a splash in Algonquin last year is sliding to the nearby town of Carpentersville for its second summer appearance ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • McHenry County Board set to reject inflationary property tax increase again

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will again turn down an inflationary property-tax increase for its next budget under guidelines set for a vote Tu ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Longmeadow Parkway construction in Algonquin to start this week

    ALGONQUIN – Construction on the section of Longmeadow Parkway between Huntley/Boyer and Randall roads is expected to start this week, weather permitti ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Lake in the Hills teen arrested in Mexico in Elgin kidnapping, torture case, police say

    WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills teen wanted in connection with the alleged kidnapping and torturing of his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend was arrested and ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Hebron trustee asks board to boycott meetings until John Jacobson leaves office

    HEBRON – Despite residents and trustees asking him to resign, Hebron Village President John Jacobson conducted business as usual at Monday’s Village B ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Motorcycle classes teach McHenry County riders crash avoidance, proper technique

    When planning educational programs for new motorcycle riders, Scott Haas said he urges students to think of riding primarily as a mental exercise.
    May 16, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Woodstock crash sends 3 minors to hospital

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock-area crash sent three minors to the hospital Monday, a fire official said.Th ...
    May 16, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • Crash at Routes 31 and 176 in Crystal Lake sends 2 to hospital

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A man and a woman were taken to a hospital after a Crystal Lake crash that shut down a major intersection for 30 to 45 minutes.
    May 16, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • United Way of Greater McHenry County hires new marketing manager

    McHENRY – Heather Arnold has joined the United Way of Greater McHenry County as its new marketing manager, United Way announced Monday in a news relea ...
    May 16, 2016 - 5:11 pm
  • Photo Gallery: 2016 Woodstock High School graduation

    Check out images from Woodstock High School's 2016 graduation ceremony ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Lake in the Hills lowers nonprofit video gaming fees to $300 per terminal

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Weeks after members of the American Legion voiced objections to the village’s increase in per-terminal video gaming fee, the Villa ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Prairiewood Elementary School awarded conservation recognition

    WOODSTOCK – After multiple projects by a teacher and his students, Prairiewood Elementary School in Woodstock became the first school to earn a certif ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:43 am
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