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  • 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
  • McHenry County agency faces challenges housing people after disasters

    Sue Rose keeps her purse on a hook next to her bed. After about 20 years of working with the McHenr ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 9:06 am
  • Crime mugs for January 2016 in McHenry County area

    McHenry County-area crime mugs for January 2016 ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Woodstock's Challenger Learning Center honors 30th anniversary of Challenger disaster

    WOODSTOCK – Thirty years after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster killed seven astronauts, Rebecca Dolmon said the mission can be viewed as a succe ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Wonder Lake man charged with predatory criminal sexual assault

    WONDER LAKE – A 21-year-old man from Wonder Lake was arrested Jan. 22 for multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • McHenry County unemployment rises in December

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County unemployment rate in December budged to 5.3 percent, a 0.1 percentage point increase from the same time a year ago, ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • Crystal Lake woman who suffered brain tumor remembered by husband as strong, courageous

    Even after she’s gone, Meghan Korbecki’s unwavering strength continues to amaze her husband. Meghan ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Take the Northwest Herald's News Quiz for January 2016

    Test your knowledge of local news. ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • Harvard police use Narcan for first time in suspected heroin overdose

    HARVARD – Harvard Police Sgt. Andrew Spielman and Officer Spencer Smith were the first officers from their department to use Narcan on a suspected her ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • McHenry County Board township consolidation vote violated Open Meetings Act, AG rules

    WOODSTOCK – The Illinois Attorney General’s Office ruled that the McHenry County Board violated the Open Meetings Act when it allowed two members to p ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • How police use Narcan to counter heroin, opioid drug overdoses (with video)

    ALGONQUIN — Algonquin police officers participated in a training put on by the Kane County Health Department in October 2014 where they learned to adm ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:58 am
  • Prairie Ridge High School's school counseling program to receive national recognition

    CRYSTAL LAKE –A curriculum centered on the Prairie Ridge High School counseling program has earned national recognition for the Community High School ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow indicted in money laundering investigation

    A grand jury has indicted Melodie Gliniewicz, widow of disgraced Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, for a role investigators say she played launderin ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 9:32 am
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