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  • McHenry County unemployment rate falls to 7.8 percent

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County’s unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in March, down from 9.2 percent in March 2013, according to preliminary figures from ...
    April 24, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Modine closing its McHenry manufacturing facility

    McHENRY –Modine Manufacturing has announced it will close its McHenry facility over an 18-month period, resulting in the loss of 135 full-time jobs.
    April 24, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Small Potatoes performing in Harvard

    HARVARD –The Woodstock Roundup Radio program will feature the Chicago based folk band Small Potatoes as a special guest during its April 27 show.
    April 24, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Bus tour of one-room schools planned

    RIDGEFIELD – Those unable to make Sunday’s open house at the century old Ridgefield School, will get another opportunity to visit the school at 8617 R ...
    April 24, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Lake in the Hills to swear in new police chief on Wednesday

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village on Wednesday has scheduled a swearing-in ceremony for its new police chief.
    April 24, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Algonquin bypass to honor local officials

    ALGONQUIN – Two bridges that are part of the Algonquin Western Bypass will be named after two people who helped campaign for the construction of the r ...
    April 24, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • Lake in the Hills plans drug take back day

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village's police department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, has scheduled a drug take back day for r ...
    April 24, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Liberty Elementary hosts health fair Sunday

    CARPENTERSVILLE – The Liberty Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will host its first health and fitness fair for students and families on Sunday.
    April 24, 2014 - 10:40 am
  • Cholesterol screenings to be offered in Harvard

    HARVARD — McHenry County Department of Health will offer a cholesterol screening at Harvard-Diggins Library, 900 E McKinley Street, Harvard, on Thursd ...
    April 24, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Ukraine kills 2, Russia ramps up exercises

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine – Ukrainian forces moved in and killed at least two pro-Russia insurgents in the country's tumultuous east Thursday, an escalation ...
    April 24, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Huntley High School booster club hosts variety show Sunday

    HUNTLEY – Middle and high school students will showcase their talents Sunday during the Fine Arts Boosters for Huntley High School annual variety show ...
    April 24, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    TOKYO – Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Applications for U.S. unemployment aid jump to 329K

    WASHINGTON – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Bronze statue of Roger Ebert to be unveiled

    CHICAGO – Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film critic die ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Lake County school handed federal award

    SPRINGFIELD – An elementary school north of Chicago in Lake County has been handed a federal award for its environmentally friendly practices.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:36 am
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