Local News

  • Quotable McHenry County: Newsmakers on hot topics

    There's a lot going on in McHenry County. Here's what area newsmakers had to say ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Metra's Northwest Line delayed by freight train

    Two inbound trains on Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest Line are running more than 10 minutes behind schedule, according to Metra.
    July 20, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Crystal Lake Park District forms adult beanball baseball leagues

    Church seeks vendors for craft fair in CaryCARY – Cary United Methodist Church, 500 First St., is se ...
    July 20, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Lakewood gifted six properties along RedTail Drive

    LAKEWOOD – Several lots along RedTail Drive have been donated to the village of Lakewood, the village administrator said.
    July 20, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • On the Record With: Spring Grove airplane restorer Neil Anderson

    WONDER LAKE – Neil Anderson’s passion started with a bucket list. About 20 years ago, the Spring Gro ...
    July 20, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Concerns over 'religious freedom' emerge after Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

    After the Supreme Court’s ruling last month gave same-sex couples the right to marry anywhere in the United States, some conservatives have raised con ...
    July 20, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Crystal Lake single mom gets Habitat for Humanity home in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – As the walls went up and the paint started to dry at the two-story townhouse, Jamie Askin started imagining where all her belongings would ...
    July 20, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Teen girl attacked by man while jogging in Lake Barrington area

    LAKE BARRINGTON – A 16-year-old girl was attacked by an unknown man while jogging in unincorporated Lake Barrington.
    July 20, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Nominations Open: Commitment to McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald is now accepting nominations for the inaugural Commitment to McHenry County Business awards.
    July 19, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Detour: Prepare for delays on Charles Miller Road and Route 31

    • CHARLES MILLER ROAD: Expect further delays in the coming weeks as concrete starts to be poured and Bull Valley road is prepared to lay asphalt.
    July 20, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Crystal Lake Park District offers wine tasting class

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Taste some wine and learn the fundamentals at a wine study and tasting offered by the Crystal Lake Park District next week.
    July 18, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Woodstock approves Benton Street facade changes, after commission denies request

    WOODSTOCK – The face of North Benton Street may be changing, at least for two buildings on the street in Woodstock’s Historic District.
    July 18, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Lake in the Hills to see more materials on proposed apartment complex

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Items related to a proposed 39-unit apartment complex along Haligus Road will be brought back to the village this week for further ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • About 2,500 people come out for Gavers Barndance in Woodstock (with video)

    WOODSTOCK – About 2,500 people were at Emricson Park on Saturday night for the Gavers Barndance, some of them barefoot and covered in mud.
    July 19, 2015 - 8:07 am
  • Man flown to hospital after motorcycle hits tree in Marengo

    MARENGO – A motorcycle crash near McKinstry and Kishwaukee Valley roads in Marengo sent one man to the hospital Saturday morning, said Marengo Fire Pr ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:33 pm
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