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  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Jason Blake, candidate for District 155 school board

    Name: Jason K. BlakeAge: 45Town: Crystal LakeOffice sought: Community High School District 155 schoo ...
    NEW: March 23, 2017 - 11:22 am
  • 17 tips to prepare for the 2017 storm season

    In conjunction with our 2017 Storm Preparedness Guide, here are 17 tips to help you and your be prepared when bad weather strikes.
    March 23, 2017 - 7:30 am
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 to lay off teachers

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Declining enrollment in Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 has prompted the district to lay off or reduce hours for ...
    March 23, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Union man injured after car hits guard rail on Route 20 near Marengo, police say

    MARENGO – A single-vehicle crash near Marengo sent one person to the hospital Tuesday evening, a police official said.
    March 22, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • McHenry mayor candidates continue to have opposing views on city's reserve fund

    McHENRY – Tax reduction and the city’s reserve fund continue to be a key topic in the race for McHenry mayor.
    March 22, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Pie Five Pizza closes Algonquin, other Chicago-area locations

    ALGONQUIN – Most Chicago-area Pie Five Pizza locations have closed, including the one in Algonquin, a spokeswoman for the company said.
    March 22, 2017 - 11:30 pm
  • Fast-fashion retailer H&M coming to Spring Hill Mall

    WEST DUNDEE – Spring Hill Mall will soon house a store from one of the world’s largest fashion retailers.
    March 22, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • First phase of $250M plan to develop Fox River Grove's downtown to start this fall

    FOX RIVER GROVE – Fox River Grove trustees recently approved a $250 million plan to redevelop part of the village’s downtown.
    March 22, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • Timeline of Motorola campus in Harvard

    1997: Motorola builds $100 million corporate campus in Harvard.2003: In March, Motorola closes the p ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • Company plans to make smartphones at former Motorola campus in Harvard

    HARVARD – A smartphone maker plans to hire about 100 employees as it prepares to begin manufacturing at the long-vacant former Motorola campus in Harv ...
    March 22, 2017 - 7:49 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Arne Waltmire, candidate for District 156 School Board

    Name: Arne WaltmireAge:Town: McHenryOffice sought: McHenry District 156 School Board1. What skills, ...
    March 22, 2017 - 7:02 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Tim Hying, candidate for District 156 School Board

    Name: Tim HyingAge: 52Town: McHenryOffice sought: McHenry District 156 School Board1. What skills, q ...
    March 22, 2017 - 7:02 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Pat Arnold, candidate for District 156 school board

    Name: Pat ArnoldAge: 37Town: McHenryOffice sought: McHenry High School District 156 Board of Educati ...
    March 22, 2017 - 7:01 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Gary Kinshofer, candidate for District 156 School Board

    Name: Gary KinshoferAge: 49Town: McHenryOffice sought: McHenry District 156 School Board1. What skil ...
    March 22, 2017 - 7:02 pm
  • 2017 Election Questionnaire: Ronald Fischer, candidate for District 156 School Board

    Name: Ronald Fischer Age: 56 Town: Lakemoor Office sought: McHenry Community High School District 15 ...
    March 22, 2017 - 7:01 pm
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