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  • MCRide transit service may soon go farther

    The size of the county’s MCRide program might grow as the county’s transportation division has been discussing expanding the dial-a-ride program with ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • State law requires certain percentage of housing to be 'affordable'

    Construction workers along Congress Parkway in Crystal Lake carry long boards in and out of future residences as they put the final touches on a set o ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Crystal Lake Library still in search of new location

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Despite years of hurdles including a failed referendum and missing out on a $7.7 million state grant, Crystal Lake Public Library offic ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Richmond Village Board questions trustee’s timing

    RICHMOND – The Richmond Village Board voted to withdraw its membership from an economic development organization after one of its trustees got hired o ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Gavers foundation hosts annual Barndance fundraiser

    WOODSTOCK – As people strolled into the large white tent at Emricson Park on Saturday, some wore plaid shirts, with cowboy hats and cowboy boots.
    July 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Three people sent to hospital after Crystal Lake crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three people were sent to the hospital Saturday morning after a crash just west of the Route 176 and Route 14 intersection, the police ...
    July 19, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Harvard Tri-County Pro Rodeo

    The IPRA-sanctioned Tri-County Pro Rodeo Friday in Harvard. ...
    July 19, 2014 - 10:17 am
  • McHenry County providers treat alcohol use as definitions change

    McHENRY – Falls, car accidents and fights will sometimes land heavy drinkers in the emergency room at Centegra Hospital – McHenry.
    July 18, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Hultgren hosts forum with veteran service officers from 14th Congressional District counties

    GENEVA – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, hosted a veterans forum Friday morning at his Geneva district office to discuss the state of veterans a ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Woodstock nonprofit offers free guitars, one-on-one lessons

    WOODSTOCK –  Growing up with a dad who played guitar, access to the instrument was never the issue for Josh Hoeck.
    July 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Miller, Garrels resign from District 50 school board

    HARVARD – Two District 50 school board members resigned this week, school officials said. Genny Mill ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Fired from Richmond, charged cop had disciplinary marks in Hebron

    HEBRON – According to Hebron Police Department records, Ryszard Kopacz twice was suspended before eventually being fired, although village officials s ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Admitted serial killer up for parole

    Betty Portenlanger's heart breaks every three years.Every three years for the past 44.Every three ye ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:25 pm
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    July 18, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Changed role for District 156 assistant principal to save $40,000

    McHENRY – A McHenry West High School dean and one of its department chairs will move into the two open assistant principal positions.
    July 18, 2014 - 3:25 pm
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