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  • Crystal Lake area stable fire likely killed 32 horses

    Tyson and Amber Bauman stood in the mist and rain Sunday morning as firefighters monitored the still smoldering stables where fire officials believe a ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Black Friday starting early, but not for everybody

    To many, Thanksgiving is a day for overeating and family merriment, and for a number of local business owners, that’s exactly way it should be.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Woodstock, Harvard now pursuing enterprise zone together

    After an initial miscommunication, Woodstock and Harvard officials will now work together to secure various economic incentives available from the sta ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Turkey Trot for Hospice 5K set for Thanksgiving Day

    McHENRY – McHenry County residents can burn some calories before Thanksgiving feasts and give back to the community at the same time during the third ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Head-on collision sends one to hospital

    WAUCONDA – A head-on collision sent one person to the hospital, a fire official said.The Wauconda Fi ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Marengo expects 2 percent property tax levy increase

    MARENGO – Seeing another year of declining property values, Marengo officials expect to collect only about $30,000 more in property taxes next year.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • MCCD to see property tax revenues return to 2012 levels

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Conservation District officials have been predicting financial doom all year.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Algonquin chief recommended to be next U.S. marshal for Northern Illinois district

    ALGONQUIN – The retiring Algonquin police chief was named one of three finalists to be the next U.S. marshal of the Northern Illinois District.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Special prosecutors ordered in civil suit against state's attorney

    WOODSTOCK – A federal judge ordered special prosecutors to represent a McHenry County judge and a former prosecutor in a civil lawsuit against State’s ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Cary-Grove defeats Libertyville, 41-7

    Cary-Grove is headed to state after winning Saturday's Class 7A semifinal game against Libertyville November 22, 2014. Cary-Grove won, 41-7.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Rollover crash sends one to hospital in Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A rollover crash Friday evening sent one person to the hospital, a fire official said.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Wonder Lake man sentenced to 5 years for drug case

    WOODSTOCK – A judge ordered a five-year prison term on 2012 drugs charges for a Wonder Lake man prosecutors said was a known heroin dealer and once li ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • McHenry to open holiday light disposal centers

    McHENRY – McHenry residents will have a convenient drop-off for unwanted holiday lights.Two drop-off ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • McHenry bus driver finds fault in union contract with school districts

    McHENRY – Shirley Sivertsen is taking issue with an unwritten stipulation in McHenry school bus drivers' contracts that led to a one-year freeze on ye ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted by a McHenry County grand jury, according to the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office. The charges are allegati ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 7:37 pm
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