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  • Mercy Health System merging with Rockford Health System, plans to keep McHenry County facilities

    HARVARD – Mercy Health System, which operates a 65-bed hospital in Harvard and health care facilities in Woodstock, plans to merge with Rockford Healt ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Man, 81, drives minivan into Buss Ford car dealership in McHenry

    McHENRY – A car dealership employee was taken to the hospital after an 81-year-old man drove his car through the back of the building Monday afternoon ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Olympic ice skater Gracie Gold visits Crystal Ice House

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Seven-year-old Abigail Jungles skated around the circle, mimicking a half turn demonstrated by Olympic ice skater Gracie Gold.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Lakemoor approves bonds to fund new Village Hall construction

    LAKEMOOR – The new Lakemoor Village Hall will be paid for using saved-up development fees, sales tax revenue and bonds, village officials said.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Crystal Lake considers banning e-cigarette use in public

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake’s proposed ban on electronic cigarette usage in public places has ignited some pushback.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Visit McHenry County to relocate in downtown Huntley

    HUNTLEY – McHenry County tourism officials think they’ve found a visible location in downtown Huntley that can highlight a multimillion dollar industr ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Lakemoor to be on lookout for drunken drivers on Halloween

    LAKEMOOR – Lakemoor police will be stepping up their enforcement on Halloween. The department will ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Crystal Lake South High School students get say in District 155 lunch menus amid federal restrictions

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Monday was a rare treat for Kenny Demann and students at Crystal Lake South High School as they had a say in an increasingly stringent ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Jacobs High School Performing Arts Boosters host holiday craft fair Saturday

    ALGONQUIN – The Jacobs High School Performing Arts Boosters will host their annual “Holiday Spectacular Arts and Craft Fair” on Saturday.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Huntley Area Public Library plans 25th anniversary event for Nov. 7

    HUNTLEY – Village President Chuck Sass recently declared Nov. 7 “Huntley Area Public Library Day” to coincide with the library’s open house event cele ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Chicago man arrested in Island Lake for multiple drug offenses

    ISLAND LAKE – A Chicago man was arrested on multiple drug charges Thursday in Island Lake, ending a monthlong narcotics investigation, the McHenry Cou ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Garbage truck catches fire near Crystal Lake fire station

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake firefighters didn’t have to go far for a garbage truck on fire Monday morning.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • McHenry police reports for Oct. 27, 2014

    • Sarah P. Daniels, 25, 1615 Donovan Court, McHenry, was charged Friday, Aug. 22, with retail theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession o ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • No injuries after 15-acre Lake in the Hills brush fire

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – It took more than two hours for firefighters to put out a 15-acre brush fire Saturday in an open grass area in Lake in the Hills, ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Ebola screening negative for Centegra Hospital – McHenry patient

    McHENRY – An Ebola screening was done and the disease was ruled out for a patient that arrived Sunday at Centegra Hospital – McHenry, a hospital spoke ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:00 am
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