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  • Fox River Grove man gets 5 years for 5th DUI

    WOODSTOCK – A Fox River Grove man's fifth DUI conviction landed him five years behind bars.Jason N. ...
    NEW: March 5, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Crystal Lake man gets 2 years probation for domestic battery though victim recants

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man previously convicted of domestic battery was sentenced to probation Thursday, despite an 11th-hour recantation by the a ...
    March 5, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • McHenry County Sheriff's Office to hold scam presentation in Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – The McHenry County Sheriff's Office will soon be presenting information on some of the scams surfacing in the area, along with tips on how ...
    UPDATED: March 5, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • McHenry County College to offer EKG training

    McHENRY – McHenry County College will offer training on electrocardiograms, also referred to as EKGs in the medical community, beginning April 2 and e ...
    March 5, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Illinois State, Crystal Lake police to hold roadside check

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A roadside safety check will be conducted in McHenry County the weekend of March 13 by Illinois State Police, the Crystal Lake Police D ...
    March 5, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois Open Meetings Act reform bill inspired by Oakwood Hills debacle passes House

    An Open Meetings Act reform bill inspired by the debacle surrounding a proposed Oakwood Hills power plant is headed to the Illinois Senate after unani ...
    March 5, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Holiday Hills shooting: April trial date set for Scott Peters

    WOODSTOCK – The man accused of firing more than a dozen shots at McHenry County Sheriff's deputies who responded to a call at his Holiday Hills home i ...
    March 5, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • 75-year-old Algonquin woman taken to hospital after rollover crash on Route 31 (with video)

    ALGONQUIN – A 75-year-old Algonquin woman was, fortunately, wearing her seatbelt Thursday when her vehicle hit a snow mound and rolled three to four ...
    March 5, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Crystal Lake's Poplar Street water tower to be repainted

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Poplar Street water tower is set to painted – for the first time in more than 30 years.
    March 5, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Crystal Lake police: Missing 18-year-old does not pose threat

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Police don't have a reason to think still-missing 18-year-old, Adrian Salazar, has harmed himself in any way, according to an alert fro ...
    March 5, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Stiemke: Fifth year for Human Race is on the horizon

    The McHenry County Human Race is coming up on year five. It is hard to believe we are here already.B ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Johnsburg Junior High School girl wins McHenry County spelling bee

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The final word was perfidy. Mareike Western knew she knew the word, but the lights sh ...
    March 5, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • Watch Replay: 2015 McHenry County Spelling Bee

    Watch a replay of the 2015 McHenry County Spelling Bee, won by Mareike Western of Johnsburg. The bee ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Oakwood Hills power plant opposition group donates remaining $10,000

    OAKWOOD HILLS – When developers pulled a $450 million power plant proposal for Oakwood Hills in September, the grassroots organization that fought for ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • McHenry County seeking bids for land for salt dome

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County is looking to buy land for a new and larger road salt dome, but no takers have yet materialized.
    March 4, 2015 - 11:15 pm
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