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  • Basement fire leaves McHenry home uninhabitable, kills dog, causes $50K in damage

    McHENRY – A fire inside the basement of a single-family residence in McHenry left the home uninhabitable Thursday and caused an estimated $50,000 in p ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • Spring Grove reaches out to residents on tax increase referendum (with document)

    SPRING GROVE – Spring Grove officials are hoping residents will approve a referendum that would increase property taxes to address rising police pensi ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Subzero cold spell in McHenry County expected to snap by Friday afternoon

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The subzero cold spell that forced most McHenry County schools to close Thursday should break by Friday afternoon, when temperatures ar ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Crystal Lake-area man sentenced for sexual assault of 3 children after tense hearing

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake-area man was sentenced to prison after an explosive hearing that ended with a distraught father being escorted from the cou ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • State Rep. David McSweeney's Open Meetings Act reform bill clears committee

    A bill giving citizens a longer window to report Open Meetings Act violations is headed to the full Illinois House floor for a vote after clearing com ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • McHenry County authorities: Social media changing missing persons investigations

    CARY – When Tina Leigh of Wauconda saw posts in January about a Cary man who had gone missing, she decided she was going to help find him.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • 2 Crystal Lake businesses cited for selling tobacco to minors, police say

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Crystal Lake businesses were cited for selling tobacco to minors after a recent round of tobacco compliance checks, police said.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Lake in the Hills man admits to sexually assaulting female relatives

    WOODSTOCK – A Lake in the Hills man could potentially be sentenced to more than 200 years behind bars on allegations that he carried on a pattern of s ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Carpentersville woman wins $250,000 on Illinois Lottery instant ticket

    CARPENTERSVILLE – A Carpentersville woman has won $250,000 playing the Illinois Lottery. According t ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • McHenry City Council approves road improvements

    McHENRY – McHenry has $4.7 million in local road repairs planned out, but residents should not get too excited about seeing improvements to the street ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • McHenry County-area community, schools announce closings

    The following schools and organizations have announced closings. Algonquin – Consolidated School Dis ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • McCullom Lake woman charged with financial exploitation of elderly

    McCULLOM LAKE – A McCullom Lake woman faces multiple felony charges of financial exploitation of an elderly person.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • McHenry County College to offer basic computer training

    McHENRY – Two hands-on computer training courses are designed to introduce computers to older adults, dislocated workers and others with little to no ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • McHenry County College to offer accounting class for non-accountants

    McHENRY – An accounting class for non-accountants will be offered this March.The class will meet 6 t ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Veteran chosen as student voice on McHenry County College board

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For the first time, the student voice on the McHenry County College Board of Trustees will be a veteran.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:56 pm
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