Local News

  • Two finalists remain in D-300 superintendent search

    CARPENTERSVILLE – District 300 board members are close to naming the next superintendent to lead the sixth largest school district in Illinois.
    April 12, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • District 15 plans summer work at 3 schools

    McHENRY – School District 15 is lining up its summer construction projects.Work will take place at t ...
    April 13, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Huntley, others receive ITEP grants for bike projects

    HUNTLEY – The state will grant Huntley $1.1 million to build a multi-use path that would allow runners and bicyclists to safely navigate Route 47.
    April 12, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Submitted photos: Hailstorm hits McHenry County

    Submitted photos from McHenry County thunderstorm. Have a photo you'd like to add? Tweet them to @nwherald.
    April 13, 2014 - 7:54 am
  • Spring storm brings heavy rain, hail

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Spring weather made a comeback Saturday, sprinkling the McHenry County area with hail in the morning and possibly leading to heavy rain ...
    April 12, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Crystal Lake Little Leagues scramble to prepare fields

    There’s a landscape crew sculpting the edges of a nearby ball field – defining the lines between dirt and deadened grass – when Scott Mackeben pops ou ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Area nonprofits team up to distribute donations to residents

    CARY – Hundreds of McHenry County families are expected to benefit from one company’s large donation of clothes and a network of area charities who ar ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:43 am
  • Fire leaves Wauconda home uninhabitable

    WAUCONDA – The roof and most of the inside of a two-story house was destroyed in a fire Friday afternoon, a fire official said.
    April 11, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Dry grass leads to several brush fires

    MARENGO – A brush fire that approached some buildings in rural Marengo took an hour to extinguish Friday.
    April 11, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Work to begin again on Johnsburg Road

    JOHNSBURG – Work on the second half of the Johnsburg Road project is set to start later this month. ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • County honors veterans with Purple Heart proclamation

    WOODSTOCK – A granite monument and a first-of-its-kind proclamation will let people know that McHenry County appreciates its wounded veterans.
    April 11, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Fire in Crystal Lake contained to garage

    A fire that started Friday afternoon in a garage at 650 Nottingham Lane in Crystal Lake was contained to the garage with minimal damage to the house, ...
    April 12, 2014 - 8:14 am
  • Metra scandals inspire new severance disclosure law

    Sweetheart severance deals between governments and outgoing employees will be secret no more under a bill unanimously passed by House lawmakers.
    April 12, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Huntley sees quick response to ash tree program

    HUNTLEY – Roughly 20 residents have already submitted orders during the first week of Huntley's annual tree program that replaces hundreds of ash tree ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Pictures of the Week

    Our favorite photos from the past week. ...
    April 12, 2014 - 8:35 am
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