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  • Crystal Lake celebrates 100 years

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Wielding balloon swords, the three Bress kids investigated the police car parked with its lights flashing at Crystal Lake's final cente ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • Crystal Lake man charged with DUI after car vs. motorcycle crash

    A Crystal Lake man was charged with driving under the influence and improper lane usage after his car crashed into a motorcycle on Saturday evening in ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • One firefighter injured, two cats dead in Algonquin fire

    A firefighter suffered a minor injury and two cats died in a structure fire Sunday morning in Algonquin.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Four injured in McHenry crash early Sunday morning

    Four people were injured and transported to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash at 4509 W. Crystal Lake Road in McHenry early Sunday morning.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • LITH moving some permit applications online only

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Public Portal on the village of Lake of the Hills’ website will be the go-to place for certain building permits and contractor ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Detour: New road closure in Algonquin behind the Commons

    • ALGONQUIN: Commuters’ favorite back exit from Algonquin Commons will be closed soon. Boyer Road will be closed so workers can rebuild a small stretc ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Fundraiser, pet adoption event scheduled at Port Edward

    ALGONQUIN – Port Edward Restaurant will host a fundraiser to benefit two animal rescue groups. Both families and their pets are welcomed to enjoy a do ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Home of the Sparrow to start expansion at McHenry shelter

    McHENRY – Home of the Sparrow will add five dorm rooms as well as an additional kitchen and laundry facilities to its McHenry shelter.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Holiday Hills Village Board to vote Monday on hiring own attorney

    HOLIDAY HILLS – The Holiday Hills interim police chief has gone unpaid since he was appointed to the part-time position a month ago.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Cary's draft comprehensive plan under review

    CARY – The area around Jack’s Channel could include boat slips, a hotel and a convention center, according to a vision for the village’s future.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll its on Africa tourism

    KAMPALA, Uganda – Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya’s pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging touri ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    LUHANSK, Ukraine – A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Satur ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • 100 years of Crystal Lake pioneers

    CRYSTAL LAKE – From before Crystal Lake was even on the map up through the 21st century, residents have left legacies that have helped make the city w ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Former sheriff's sergeant faces sentencing this week; feds ask for 50 years

    ROCKFORD – Ahead of a sentencing hearing next week, federal prosecutors are asking a former McHenry County Sheriff’s sergeant be sentenced to 50 years ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Egypt seeks broader alliance efforts with U.S. over Libya

    CAIRO – As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt presse ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:55 pm
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