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  • Blackhawks championship tops sports stories of 2013

    The past 12 months brought plenty of memorable storylines. There were championships, near misses and the personalities that were behind them. Looking ...
    Dec. 30, 2013 - 8:18 am
  • Busy year for McHenry County businesses

    With the national economy plodding ahead, it was a busy year for business in McHenry County. Much o ...
    Dec. 29, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Stories in pop culture that caught our attention in 2013

    There were "Scandals," "Blurred Lines," "Gravity"-defying performances, a "Sharknado" and a Kardashian baby. And it was all hosted by Ron Burgundy. In ...
    Dec. 29, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Top 10 national news stories

    The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing an ...
    Dec. 29, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Entertainment stories in McHenry County in 2013

    McHenry County residents had a lot to do in 2013. In a year full of great theater, music, comedy and events that have become a tradition for area fami ...
    Dec. 29, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Living Nativity at Cody's Farm

    The Marengo United Methodist Church live nativity service at Cody's Farm in Marengo Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013.
    Dec. 30, 2013 - 8:54 am
  • Nutcracker Ballet

    The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Berkshire Ballet Theatre at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake features a cast of over 150 dancers with p ...
    Dec. 23, 2013 - 9:32 am
  • Pictures of the Week

    Some of our favorite images from the past week. ...
    Dec. 19, 2013 - 11:47 am
  • Gone Fishing

    On their first day of ice fishing this season, Christian Malouf, 21, and Bryan Kazmer, 19, both of Crystal Lake fish on Crystal Lake Wednesday, Decemb ...
    Dec. 18, 2013 - 5:18 pm
  • Huntley Girls defeat Prairie Ridge

    Huntley defeated Prarie Ridge in girls basketball. ...
    Dec. 14, 2013 - 9:47 pm
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