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  • USDA projects record corn, soybean crops in Illinois; McHenry County readies for harvest

    The harvest is just starting for many McHenry County farmers, but record yields are expected for Illinois corn and soybean crops.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • Cary adopts clearing snow on some sidewalks, bike paths during winter

    CARY – Village workers will be clearing some sidewalks and bike paths during the upcoming winter. Wi ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • McHenry County grand jury indictments for Oct. 10, 2014

    The following people were indicted by a McHenry County grand jury, according to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. The charges are allegati ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • McHenry County Community Foundation helping veterans until G.I. Bill benefits kick in

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Community Foundation is giving students $22,000, but it will want that money back.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Plastics manufacturer PolyOne Corporation looks to expand in McHenry

    McHENRY – A plastics manufacturer is looking to expand its McHenry plant. The McHenry City Council a ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Harvard man gets 7 years for sexually assaulting young girl

    WOODSTOCK – A 24-year-old Harvard man admitted to sex crimes with a young girl and was sentenced to prison time Thursday.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • McHenry County residents make Illinois governor campaign contributions

    Lake in the Hills resident Dave Domek, who is a partner in Domek Logistics in Crystal Lake, hasn't always been active with political donations, but he ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • No one injured in Crystal Lake crash near Route 14, Dole Avenue intersection

    CRYSTAL LAKE – No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday in Crystal Lake, police said. A C ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Eco cache event will explore McHenry County conservation areas

    MARENGO – A new twist on geocaching will wind explorers through McHenry County conservation areas next weekend.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • McHenry nonprofit group to distribute food at St. Patrick's Church

    McHENRY– Food will be distributed to about 200 people next weekend. The McHenry chapter of the St. V ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Crystal Lake man to take legal action after McHenry County Sheriff's officers enter home

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Pete Sonneville opened his bedroom door to find guns pointed at him. Three McHenry Co ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Cement truck rolls over in Crystal Lake at Route 31, Rakow Road (with videos)

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There were no major injuries after a cement truck toppled over Thursday near Rakow Road and Route 31 in Crystal Lake.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Protesters press U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren to debate Dennis Anderson

    GENEVA – A group of about 20 people picketed Wednesday afternoon at the Geneva office of U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, protesting because he h ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:25 am
  • Holiday Hills Village President: Police chief to get back pay

    HOLIDAY HILLS – More than two months after the interim Holiday Hills police chief took the job, he’ll be getting his first paycheck.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Woodstock vigil puts focus on domestic violence victims, abusers (with video)

    WOODSTOCK – Don Shackleford came to the Woodstock Square on Wednesday night with a simple message: Domestic abusers have the power to change.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 2:46 pm
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