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  • Emerson, Thoreau play to traverse Morton Arboretum

    LISLE – The Morton Arboretum’s woodlands and tree-lined clearings will set the scene for the acclaimed outdoor walking play, “Nature.”
    NEW: June 28, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Crystal Lake Independence Day parade scheduled for Sunday

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake’s annual Independence Day parade will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday.The parade ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • 3 boys charged with aggravated robbery of Woodstock Shell gas station

    WOODSTOCK – Three juvenile suspects were charged with aggravated robbery Monday after last week’s report of an armed robbery at a Woodstock gas statio ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Woodstock man charged with fondling woman in lingerie store

    WOODSTOCK – A 44-year-old Woodstock man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly sexually abused a woman at Redlight Boutique, police said.
    June 28, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Wonder Lake's Harrison School teacher facing charges over texts with student

    WONDER LAKE – A teacher from Harrison School District 36 in Wonder Lake was arrested June 24 on charges of disorderly conduct based on texts with a st ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Spring Grove-area man charged with aggravated DUI in fatal crash, police say

    SPRING GROVE – A 33-year-old man from unincorporated Spring Grove has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence after a crash that kill ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Kane County Sheriff's deputy, wife of ex-McHenry County undersheriff, faces drug charges

    WOODSTOCK – A Kane County sheriff’s deputy and wife of the former McHenry County undersheriff faces three felony drug possession charges.
    June 28, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Bates: Fiesta Days helps chamber members in many ways

    As July approaches, I am often asked this question: Why does the McHenry Area Chamber produce an event on the scale of Fiesta Days? It takes time not ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • McHenry County-area group offers support to veterans, one quilt at a time

    HUNTLEY – When Sue Bruss and Jan Meyer started Gazebo Valor Quilts in 2011, they simply wanted to give back to the men and women who have served in th ...
    June 28, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Plainfield students, families celebrate Chinese immersion program

    PLAINFIELD – Students at Plainfield North High School on Monday demonstrated their knowledge of the Chinese language through kung fu.
    June 27, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Braidwood considering police split from WESCOM dispatch

    BRAIDWOOD – There’s a chance 911 calls to the Braidwood Police Department won’t be dispatched by WESCOM employees come February 2017.
    June 27, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Plainfield D-202 board approves stadium video displays

    PLAINFIELD – The Plainfield District 202 Board of Education approved the purchase and installation of video display boards for all four high school st ...
    June 27, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Taste of Joliet draws high attendance

    JOLIET – More than 50,000 people attended Taste of Joliet during the weekend, according to preliminary counts from the Joliet Park District.
    June 27, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Brother James Gaffney reflects on 28 years as president of Lewis University

    ROMEOVILLE – With Brother James Gaffney preparing to leave after 28 years as president at Lewis University, it was fitting that there were two constru ...
    June 27, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • SUV destroyed in fire at I-80 and Center Street in Joliet

    JOLIET – An SUV was destroyed in a fire Monday evening in Joliet.The incident occurred at 5:30 p.m. ...
    June 27, 2016 - 8:54 pm
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