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  • Shane Lamb sentenced to 20 years on McHenry weapons charge

    WOODSTOCK – In sentencing Shane Lamb to 20 years in prison on weapons charges, neither defense attorneys nor prosecutors mentioned the teenager Lamb h ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Small business seminars in Crystal Lake tackle branding, planning

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Core Four business planning series is part of the April offerings by the Illinois Small Business Development Center.
    March 20, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Merger results in MercyRockford Health System

    A newly formed health entity has been named MercyRockford Health System after a merger that took effect in January.
    March 19, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • McHenry County ex-coroner's defense: Autopsies of Crystal Lake's Baby Doe differ

    WOODSTOCK – The defense attorney for former McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz told a judge Thursday that the original and follow-up autopsies diffe ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:49 am
  • McHenry County Conservation District's controlled burns ongoing in spring (with video)

    McHenry County residents should expect to see plumes of smoke on a more frequent basis in the next month and a half, conservation officials said.
    March 20, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Lake in the Hills police seek information on numerous damaged vehicles

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Police are looking for the public’s help with an investigation into numerous damaged vehicles throughout various Lake in the Hills ...
    March 19, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • MCC looks at new signs for Crystal Lake campus, Shah Center in McHenry

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With the widening of Route 14 underway and further improvements to Route 31 on the horizon, McHenry County College is taking a look at ...
    March 19, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • EASTER 2015 EVENTS

    EASTER 2015 EVENTS MARCH 29 CONSERVATION EGG HUNT, 2 to 3 p.m. March 29, Rush Creek Conservation Are ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • At Crystal Lake suicide prevention forum, stories show need for help, communication

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Weeks after her grandmother died, Sara Crain started her sophomore year of high school grieving and feeling sadness, anger and a host o ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Fox Lake boaters to have quicker pass through Stratton Lock this season

    McHENRY – Boaters on Fox Lake can expect unencumbered travels through the William G. Stratton-Thomas A. Bolger Lock and Dam this year as a $16.7 milli ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • McHenry County Conservation District sites open earlier than normal

    WOODSTOCK – Conservation areas across McHenry County are opening earlier than normal this spring.Sev ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Share your stories about 1965 Palm Sunday tornado in Crystal Lake, Island Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – This April will mark the 50th anniversary of the Palm Sunday tornado, which killed six people in Crystal Lake and Island Lake.
    March 19, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Woodstock High School students place 3rd in Illinois safe driving competition

    WOODSTOCK – Students from Woodstock High School recently placed third in a statewide safe driving competition for teenagers, earning the school $1,500 ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:49 pm
  • Photos: Northwest Herald Winter Prep Athletes of the Year

    Meet the 2015 Northwest Herald Winter Prep Athletes of the Year. Photos by Northwest Herald staff. ...
    March 18, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • Need spring break ideas? Activities for kids abound in McHenry County

    Not every family can head to a sunnier clime for spring break or even find a way to get out of Dodge for a few days.
    March 17, 2015 - 10:43 pm
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