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  • Riley School District 18 board approves interim superintendent hire

    MARENGO – The Riley School District 18 Board recently gave approval to hire a new interim superintendent to replace outgoing Jim Davis.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:33 am
  • Illinois emissions testing requirement for registration renewal to resume

    Drivers whose vehicles require emissions tests must again pass them before being able to renew their registration, effective June 1.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • McHenry County champ out in 3rd round of Scripps National Spelling Bee

    CARY – When asked what he learned from his experience in Washington, D.C., this week, Ved Patel said: "There are a lot of really good spellers."
    May 26, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • Democratic McHenry County state's attorney candidate sues letter writer for defamation

    The Democratic candidate for McHenry County state’s attorney is suing a Marengo senior citizen for defamation for a letter to the editor she wrote ear ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:28 am
  • Spring Grove house uninhabitable after fire likely caused by lightning strike

    SPRING GROVE – A Spring Grove home is uninhabitable after a fire likely caused by a lightning strike on Wednesday, a fire official said.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:29 am
  • New salon opens on Woodstock Square

    WOODSTOCK – A new salon on the Woodstock Square provides a full-service hair salon and brings unique products to the area, owner Darrin Flynn said. 
    May 26, 2016 - 1:20 am
  • Lake in the Hills officials excited over Big R proposed in Dominick's former spot

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village trustees expressed excitement over a Big R department store proposed for the former Dominick’s building as Big R CEO Jerry ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • Woodstock man faces felony charge after spitting in judge's face, police say

    WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man faces a felony aggravated battery charge after spitting in a judge’s face Wednesday morning, police said.
    May 26, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • Woodstock Country Club marks 100 years: Bull Valley golf course celebrates history

    BULL VALLEY – After 100 years, not much has changed at Woodstock Country Club’s golf course.And golf ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:11 am
  • Protesters rally at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook despite severe weather

    OAK BROOK – Severe weather could not stop the "fight for 15" on May 25 in Oak Brook.But a thundersto ...
    May 25, 2016 - 5:55 pm
  • Fox Lake Police Pension Board: Village can weigh in on Joe Gliniewicz's widow's request

    FOX LAKE — The village will have a say in whether the board should award a pension to the widow of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz, the Fox Lake ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:26 am
  • Environmental Defenders plan recycling drives in Harvard, Algonquin

    WOODSTOCK — The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County have scheduled recycling drives from 9 a.m. to noon on June 11 at Harvard Village Hall, 201 ...
    May 25, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • Algonquin police reports for May 25, 2016

    Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in police repo ...
    May 25, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Thunderstorms in McHenry County forecast through Saturday

    McHenry County residents might need to keep their umbrellas handy through Saturday, based on the forecast from the National Weather Service.
    May 25, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: Keep eyes on road, off smartphone

    I can think of no invention of the past 25 years that’s had a greater effect on Americans’ lives than the smartphone. And for the most part, the effec ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
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