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  • Railroad repairs to restrict traffic on Route 120

    McHENRY – Repairs to a Union Pacific railroad crossing will narrow Route 120 to one lane in each direction for several days next week, according to th ...
    July 27, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • New law empowers McHenry County Board to remove appointees

    A new state law will make it easier for the McHenry County Board to throw appointed members out of its numerous boards and commissions.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Route 31 in Algonquin now open to traffic

    ALGONQUIN — All lanes of Route 31 in Algonquin are now open to traffic, according to a Nixle alert from the village.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Harvard man not guilty of obscenity after cellphone slipup

    WOODSTOCK – In acquitting a Harvard man of obscenity charges, a McHenry County judge determined that the defendant wasn't reckless when he misdialed a ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • McHenry County home sales fall 3.2 percent in June

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Home sales in McHenry County dipped 3.2 percent in June as inventory continued to decline and prices rose.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Conservation district programs explore insects, birds

    Poetry, art and games are all ways kids and families will explore nature at upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programs.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Oakwood Hills power plant open house held tonight

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An open house is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn where representatives of the company proposing a $450 million pow ...
    July 22, 2014 - 8:02 pm
  • No one injured after Crystal Lake structure fire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake home was left uninhabitable after a structure fire early Tuesday morning.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • FDA to review marijuana safety

    The federal government is considering easing its position on marijuana, reclassifying it as a less dangerous drug in what marijuana advocates say refl ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Five dead from two separate crashes on Interstate 55

    CHANNAHON TOWNSHIP – Five people are dead after two separate collisions Monday involving semitrailers in the Interstate 55 construction zone at the De ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Goebbert's roots lead back to pumpkin patch

    Terry Goebbert leafed through the pictures on her kitchen counter one at a time, until, finally, she found just the right shot.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Goebbert's road heads to Wrigley

    The first time Kirby Smith was asked by Jim Goebbert to watch Goebbert’s 16-year-old grandson at the Goebbert's farm, the former Barrington High Schoo ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Two Chicago men charged in McHenry robbery

    McHENRY – Two Chicago men have been charged with robbery after allegedly stealing a purse from a McHenry woman Monday morning.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Recent college grad from Crystal Lake recovering after being hit by car

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Greg Johnson was a little more than a month removed from his daughter's college graduation when he got the call that shocked his sy ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court decision deals with pension situation similar to Island Lake

    ISLAND LAKE – The village of Island Lake isn’t the only municipality that has used pension funds to pay its bills.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
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