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  • Geneva man confirmed as 1st human West Nile case of the year in Kane County

    GENEVA – A 33-year-old Geneva man has been confirmed this week as the first human case of the West Nile virus to be reported this year by the Kane Cou ...
    NEW: Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Medical marijuana dispensary proposed in Manhattan

    MANHATTAN—Michelle Sumner of Plainfield brought plans for a medical marijuana dispensary to the Village Board Tuesday night, saying her motivation is ...
    NEW: Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • DeKalb woman in critical condition, airlifted to Rockford after Route 38 crash

    CORTLAND – A 58-year-old DeKalb woman was airlifted to OSF St. Anthony's Medical Center in Rockford in critical condition on Wednesday after her vehic ...
    NEW: Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • 2014 MacArthur Foundation awards 21 'genius grants'

    CHICAGO — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Kankakee man accused of growing $3M in marijuana in Illinois warehouse

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Kankakee man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he was growing $3 million worth of marijuana plants at a warehouse in Bra ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • McHenry home used as private day care vandalized with racial slur, threat

    McHENRY — A McHenry home and private day care was vandalized with a death threat and racial slur Wednesday morning, police and the homeowner said.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Former McHenry County sergeant sentenced to 50 years for sex crimes involving young boy

    ROCKFORD – A federal judge had harsh words and choice adjectives for the sex crimes committed by a one-time McHenry County Sheriff's sergeant.
    UPDATED: Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Huntley police reports for Sept. 17, 2014

    • Samuel T. Whitmore, 41, 258 W. Main St., Carpentersville, was charged Monday, Aug. 4, with harrassment through electronic communication.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • DIY Ojibwe-style snowshoes class offered by McHenry County Conservation District

    RINGWOOD — The deadline for a class on how to make a fully laced workable pair of Ojibwe-style snowshoes is approaching.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • McHenry County Conservation District programs hop on toads, local history

    WOODSTOCK — The history of a McHenry graveyard is one of the subjects that will be explored in upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programmi ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Harvard School District 50 leading way on drug treatment in McHenry County schools

    A few years ago, administrators in Harvard Community Unit School District 50 noticed it had a problem.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • McHenry County Board picks conventional Randall, Algonquin road intersection

    WOODSTOCK – In a 17-7 vote, the County Board on Tuesday decided to move forward with a conventional intersection design at Randall and Algonquin roads ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Marengo ward map changes in effect

    MARENGO – All but two Marengo aldermen will now serve the city at large versus in individual wards after a recently approved ward map reshuffled numer ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • McHenry County College trustees start process to add board member

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College trustees outlined plans for selecting a new member Tuesday after learning there will be at least five applicants ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Lakemoor board OKs pay raises for village workers, police union contract

    LAKEMOOR – Lakemoor village employees will get a 3 percent pay increase this year and two extra holidays.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:23 am
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