CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake police officers will be out in full force Friday through May 27 to make sure residents take time to remember safe driving practices during their Memorial Day gatherings.
LAKE IN THE HILLS – In a five-minute farewell address, Ed Plaza thanked trustees, staff members and residents for their help during his 12 years as village president.
The McHenry County Board gave its seal of approval to a McHenry County Conservation District budget that holds the levy flat and holds a line on spending.
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Department of Health recognizes this Sunday as not only Mother’s Day but also as the beginning of National Women’s Health Week, May 12-18.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Tri-Garden Clubs of Crystal Lake will host their annual plant sale May 18 from 9 a.m. until the plants are gone at the Dole Mansion, 401 Country Club Road.
McHENRY – The city of McHenry won’t have a new director of its Parks and Recreation Department.
LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village workers are scheduled to replace the storm sewer pipe on Friday that runs underneath Indian Trail Road at Meadow Lane, according to a news release.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Thursday in Lake County Circuit Court against an Antioch-based home repair business for allegedly failing to complete contracted projects and not paying its suppliers.
McHENRY – There’s 109 reasons why many servicemen and women across the globe might be smiling soon.
• Arnie A. Blass, 19, 5620 Trevino Way, Lakewood, was charged Friday, April 12, with theft of a controlled substance.
• The Marengo Police Department charged six people with underage drinking after responding Friday, May 3, to a report of an underage drinking party at 619 1/2 First Ave., Marengo. Those charged were Taylor M. King, 18, 7 Margate Court, Lake in the Hills; Marcos Delgado, 18, 21909 Grange Road, Marengo; a 17-year-old boy; two 16-year-old girls; and a 15-year-old girl. Adam L. Webb, 20, 619 1/2 First Ave., Marengo, was charged with creating a public nuisance affecting morals and decency.
HUNTLEY – When John Burkey was in high school 30 years ago, he thought the traditional method of having a teacher write on a chalkboard and students copy down information was flawed.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The annual run for the Raue once again resulted in nearly $25,000 for the Crystal Lake-based visual and performing arts center.
UNION – “Brilliance: A New Exhibit Honoring the Lives of Women on the North Shore Line” will open Saturday at the Illinois Railway Museum.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District will host its annual Used Bike Sale on Saturday.