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  • Indian Head Park girl cut with knife by home intruder

    INDIAN HEAD PARK – An Indian Head Park girl was cut with a knife by a home intruder at about 6:45 p.m. Jan. 18 in a townhouse on Briarwood Court, acco ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:00 am
  • Wheaton mayor: City bustling with business activity

    WHEATON – In his State of the City address, Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk took note of the number of businesses that continue to flock to the city.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 6:00 am
  • Prairie Grove School District 46 awarded $7,222 grant to get LED lights

    PRAIRIE GROVE – Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 has been awarded $7,222 to replace broken and inefficient light fixtures at Prairie Grov ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:57 am
  • Route 14 crash sends 2 to hospital, police say

    HARVARD – Two people were sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a crash north of Harvard, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Aimee Knop said.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • Crystal Lake Rib House, On Target Range team up for inauguration party

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A local barbecue restaurant and a neighboring gun range are teaming up to throw a party celebrating Friday’s inauguration.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:55 am
  • McHenry police promote new commander, sergeant at City Council meeting

    McHENRY – The promotion of two McHenry police officials and a liquor license transfer highlighted Monday’s McHenry City Council meeting.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:54 am
  • Algonquin water meter replacement program to improve reading accuracy, official says

    ALGONQUIN – A proposed water meter replacement program will improve the accuracy of readings and give residents an easy way to measure their water use ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • Registered sex offender accused of playing Santa in Huntley

    WOODSTOCK – A former substance abuse counselor and convicted sex offender formally denied a charge Wednesday that accused him of playing Santa Claus f ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • McHenry County road salt usage average this winter despite milder January weather

    Most of McHenry County’s public works departments are in a good position to have enough road salt to last the winter.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Suspect jumps 13-year-old at Ashland and Maple avenues in La Grange

    LA GRANGE – Just after 4 p.m. Jan. 19, a 13-year-old boy was jumped on southbound Ashland Avenue near Maple Avenue in La Grange, according to a news r ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • Congress Park School holds food drive for pantry

    BROOKFIELD – Congress Park School fifth-graders Lillian Shambo (from left), Tony Wings, Jack Hogan, Madisyn Mazgay, Kaitlyn Mazgay and Abbey Turgeon d ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 9:00 pm
  • Lemont Troop 49 honors Eagle Scouts

    LEMONT – It isn’t often a member of the Boy Scouts of America achieves the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank a scout can earn.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 9:00 pm
  • Lockport Township residents protest move to bigger government building

    LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP – Lockport Township officials celebrated the move to a bigger building on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:56 pm
  • Letter: Thank you for generosity to FISH organization

    To the editor:On behalf of all the volunteers connected with the FISH organization, I want to send a ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:30 pm
  • Larson: Leveraging the recent election for growth and development

    Despite the polarizing and contentious nature of the recent election, our local public schools’ faculty and staff members have been diligent and proac ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:00 pm
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