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  • McHenry County College OKs engineering firm for parking lot renovation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A McHenry County College trustee voted in favor of a service request for a parking lot rebuild, but not before expressing concern about ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • On the Record With: Woodstock High School student playwright Jacob Alfonso

    WOODSTOCK – At 17, Jacob Alfonso already can add “playwright” to his résumé. The Woodstock High School junior spent about a week this past summer draf ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Fox Lake Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois

    For Mundelein resident Katie Millar, being involved with Special Olympics has given her friends all across northeastern Illinois.
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Algonquin to vote on Longmeadow Parkway land transfer to Kane County

    ALGONQUIN – The Village Board will vote Tuesday on two intergovernmental agreements that would transfer jurisdiction over portions of the planned Long ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Absent Voters: McHenry County voter interest declines over decade

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part one of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half of part one on how residents who have high and low civic ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • Woman taken to hospital after car went off road in Bull Valley

    BULL VALLEY – A woman was taken to the hospital after her car went off the road in Bull Valley, a fire official said.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Norge Ski Club draws crowds for annual ski jump competition

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Standing at the top of the 10-meter hill, the 9-year-old Fox River Grove boy just didn’t want to let his friends down.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Centegra Health to host Strong Women Event in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The 10th annual Centegra Health Strong Woman Event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn, 8 ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • League of Women voters to host forum for McHenry County-wide office candidates

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Northwest Herald will be live-streaming Tuesday night’s McHenry County League of Women Voters candidate forum for Republican candid ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Algonquin taking artwork submissions for public art program

    ALGONQUIN – The village is soliciting artwork loans from artists as part of its public art program.T ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • McHenry County parents navigate how to monitor kids' behavior online

    When Matt Batt speaks to parents about monitoring their kids’ online activity as part of his program The Parent Feed, he finds their reactions often s ...
    Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • State of McHenry County address to focus on economic development

    WOODSTOCK – Improving the county’s economic engine will again be one of the themes of this year’s State of the County Address.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • McHenry County police train to assist residents with mental illness

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The calls are common at the Crystal Lake Police Department: A man is walking in circles talking to himself.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Green Drinks event in Crystal Lake to focus on climate change-focused nonprofit

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The local chapter of an international nonprofit focused on climate change will be the focus at an upcoming Green Drinks event.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Lakewood eliminates vehicle sticker program that netted $65,000 a year

    LAKEWOOD – Lakewood residents will no longer have to buy vehicle stickers.The Lakewood Village Board ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:45 pm
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