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  • Crystal Lake wakeboard park closer to reality

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A 32-acre cable wakeboard park planned for Three Oaks Recreation Area could break next ground next month if developers get an expected ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Local legislators opt out of pensions

    One of the first moves state Rep. David McSweeney made after assuming office in January 2013 was completing paperwork to opt out of the pension system ...
    July 18, 2014 - 6:43 am
  • IHOP restaurant returns to Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – IHOP has returned to its former Crystal Lake this week, a year after the chain’s Route 14 restaurant was closed.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Bond increased, no new judge for Shane Lamb

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge doubled the bond for Shane Lamb in lieu of new, harsher felonies prosecutors levied against him last week.
    July 18, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Route 176 intersections reopen after Crystal Lake crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE — The Route 176 intersections have been cleared after a crash in unincorporated Crystal Lake, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's O ...
    July 17, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Those convicted of a crime may have a tough time finding jobs

    There’s a little box on every job application that fills Heidi Webster with dread.The box reads: “Ha ...
    July 17, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Marengo aldermen wait on ‘chronic nuisance’ proposal

    MARENGO – A proposal that would give Marengo officials an added tool in dealing with landlords with properties frequented by police and building inspe ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Residents make transportation wish list for Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Post-it notes and markers on maps of Crystal Lake left in City Hall by residents Wednesday could be the road map for the city's fut ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Nontraditional school could be housed in Woodstock's Old Courthouse

    WOODSTOCK – A team of educators from the area wants to put a service learning-based private school in Woodstock’s historic Old Courthouse.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Counselor charged with sex crimes released on bond

    WOODSTOCK – An alcohol and drug counselor arrested on allegations of sex crimes with a young boy could have worked with juveniles from the court syste ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • MCJGA Billy Vahldieck McHenry County Junior Amateur

    MCJGA Billy Vahldieck McHenry County Junior Amateur ...
    July 19, 2014 - 1:48 am
  • Johnsburg Road intersection closure Thursday

    Beginning Thursday, the intersection of Johnsburg Road and Chapel Hill Road will be completely closed to traffic in all directions as the final stages ...
    July 20, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Cary Park District planning luau day

    CARY – The Cary Park District has scheduled a luau themed beach party. Plans for the event include s ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Cary board approves school building height rules

    CARY – District 155 received a blessing from the village for its Cary-Grove High School auditorium project to move forward without formally asking for ...
    July 17, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Prairie Grove police urge awareness after four burglaries

    PRAIRIE GROVE – The Prairie Grove Police Department is advising residents to be aware of personal belongings and vehicles after four reported burglari ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:58 pm
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