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  • McHenry County Right to Carry providing buses for lobbying day

    WOODSTOCK – While concealed carry now is legal in Illinois, Mickey Schuch said gun rights activists still have work to do.  
    March 1, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • District 47 leadership changes coming with three principals to retire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three elementary schools and one middle school in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will have new principals next year.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • On the record with Algonquin hunter and conservationist

    ALGONQUIN – Don and Lucille Foecking of Algonquin eat pheasant about once every two weeks.It’s not b ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Family Fest offers something for everyone

    CHANNAHON – Sitting for an acupuncture treatment was probably the last thing Morris resident Kelly Petry had on her mind when she attended Family Fest ...
    March 1, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Businesses flock to Joliet Mall for Chamber expo

    JOLIET – Area businesses vied for the attention of Louis Joliet mall visitors Friday during the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Expo.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Rutland Township officials ready for budget showdown over assessor salaries

    HUNTLEY – Officials in Rutland Township expect a budget showdown this month over the money the property assessor uses to make payroll, after the towns ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • JJC works to attract, assist international students

    JOLIET – Officials at Joliet Junior College have actively recruited international students and instituted several programs to support them on campus.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • McHenry County low-income student population increasing

    Between the 2004-05 and 2013-14 school years, the number of students on free and reduced-price lunch plans in Illinois increased from 40 percent to 50 ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Joliet commission to consider landmark status for Nowell Park buildings

    JOLIET – Are the Nowell Park pool building and pavilion worth saving?The Joliet Historic Preservatio ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Fatherhood Conference offers services, support

    JOLIET – Horacio DeAnda and Alicia Feliciano are married and have two children – ages 5 and 2.But th ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Timorese students study at JJC to help their home country

    JOLIET – Sergio da Silva and Armindo Goncalves – part of a young generation from a young country – came to Joliet Junior College this year to study ag ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Joliet Park District develops list of referendum projects

    JOLIET – Pilcher Park, Memorial Stadium and eight neighborhood parks are slated for improvements this year as the Joliet Park District plans to spend ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Island Lake hires mayor's former campaign volunteer as full-time employee

    ISLAND LAKE – A former Island Lake police officer – the same man who ran Mayor Charlie Amrich’s successful campaign in 2013 – on Thursday night was aw ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Crystal Lake School District 47 approves parking agreement with neighboring church

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For years, parking at Hannah Beardsley Middle School has spilled over into the lots of the neighboring church.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Waukegan man charged in Fox Lake bar shooting

    FOX LAKE – A Waukegan man has been charged with shooting a bouncer during a large fight at a Fox Lake bar early Saturday morning.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:56 pm
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