Local News

  • Former auto mechanic fixing math problems

    CRYSTAL LAKE – From the black oil stained floors of an auto shop to a quiet and clean classroom, Michael Ammer's career change is about as drastic as ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Makeup advice to be offered at Woodstock library event

    WOODSTOCK – A licensed esthetician will provide facials and talk makeup fashion at a Woodstock Public Library event this weekend.
    April 10, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • District 156 staffing shifts result in no layoffs

    McHENRY – Exploding enrollment in District 156's Advanced Placement program and a new pre-engineering course has caused a shift in district staffing, ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Flaming garbage truck sparks brush fire in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE - The flaming contents inside a garbage truck started a brush fire in Crystal Lake on Thursday morning.
    April 11, 2014 - 6:50 am
  • Earth Day starts at your home

    There are plenty of ways you can make every day Earth Day. Improve your own small part of the planet by considering these suggestions for springtime p ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Alexander Leigh Center for Autism aids families in Crystal Lake

    Kelly Weaver co-founded the Alexander Leigh Center for Autism in 2004 with only a handful of children and ran it out of her home.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • MCCD organizes family-friendly events

    WOODSTOCK – Birds, composting and fallen trees are the topics of upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programming.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Firefighters battle flames in Crystal Lake

    Photos of crews battling a Crystal Lake fire ...
    April 10, 2014 - 6:43 am
  • Video: Crews battle Crystal Lake fire

    Video of crews battling a fire on Riverside Drive in Crystal Lake ...
    April 9, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • Woodstock teens remain jailed on sex charges

    WOODSTOCK – Police believe Woodstock High School students were drinking alcohol when they allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl, videotaped ...
    April 9, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • McHenry City Council rejects tattoo parlor's application

    McHENRY – A third tattoo parlor will not be opening in McHenry – at least not yet.The McHenry City C ...
    April 10, 2014 - 6:52 am
  • Franks, other lawmaker say they will oppose millionaire tax, Madigan withdraws amendment

    House Speaker Michael Madigan's proposed "millionaire tax" amendment is now eligible for the death tax after two Democratic lawmakers announced they w ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • District 12 cuts 14 teaching, administrative positions

    JOHNSBURG – About 13 teaching and one administrative position have been cut as District 12 works to rein in a million-dollar deficit.
    April 9, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Officials: grill started Crystal Lake fire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Officials say a fire that left one rural Crystal Lake home uninhabitable and another damaged originated on a grill.
    April 10, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Used book sale to benefit library programs, projects

    McHENRY – Hundreds of hardcover, paperback and audio books will be on sale at the McHenry Public Library's Spring Used Book Sale.
    April 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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