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  • Slide the City event in Algonquin would have giant water slide down Main Street

    ALGONQUIN – The Village Board heard plans Tuesday for a massive water slide to come to Algonquin this summer, and if approved, the village will be one ...
    April 16, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Huntley man guilty of body-slamming girlfriend in drug-fueled encounter

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge convicted a 24-year-old Huntley man Wednesday on charges of aggravated domestic battery.
    April 16, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Most Marengo residents should see 13.9 percent increase on water bills

    MARENGO – Starting Aug. 1, most Marengo residents will see a 13.9 percent jump in their quarterly water bills, as a combination of factors caused City ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Child safety seat check planned in Harvard

    HARVARD – A child safety seat check will be conducted Saturday at the Harvard Wal-Mart. Sponsored by ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Vandalism leads to water damage, McHenry volunteer-run thrift store closed for repairs

    McHENRY – The Pink Door Thrift Shop is closed because of water damage caused by vandalism to the building’s roof, the property owner said.
    April 16, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Open house planned at historic Powers-Walker House

    RINGWOOD – Costumed re-enactors will guide visitors to the historic Powers-Walker House through life in the 1850s at an upcoming open house.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • MCC's forensics team wins team, individual medals

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College forensics team took home two silver team awards at the recent Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament.
    April 16, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center in Woodstock hosts open house

    WOODSTOCK – Families who have registered for preschool at the Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center in Woodstock can tour the school and meet the teache ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:55 pm
  • McHenry's brush pick-up program starts Monday

    McHENRY – The city’s spring brush pickup program will begin next week. McHenry residents are asked t ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • McHenry County officials warn of home repair scams

    McHENRY– Beyond preparing for the severe weather spring brings, local and state officials warn residents also should be prepared for scam artists soli ...
    April 16, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Prairie Grove School District 46 board member resigns

    PRAIRIE GROVE – One of Prairie Grove School District 46’s board members has resigned. John Bowman, w ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Help available for McHenry County residents seeking FOID, concealed carry cards

    WOODSTOCK – State Rep. Jack D. Franks, D-Marengo, said residents can contact his constituent service office for assistance in completing applications ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Stretch of Route 14 in Fox River Grove reopens after crash

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The westbound lanes of Route 14 near Doyle Road in Fox River Grove have reopened after a crash forced police to shut them down Wedne ...
    April 15, 2015 - 7:44 am
  • Lake in the Hills apartment building fire displaces residents (with video)

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – One person was injured and about 20 were displaced in a fire that broke out late Tuesday night at an apartment building in Lake in ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • McHenry County College’s Pride Club to host drag show

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College’s student Pride Club will host the college’s fourth annual drag show at 7 p.m. Friday in the Luecht Conference C ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:45 pm
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