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  • After Dallas tragedy, Joliet pastor shows support through art

    JOLIET – Pastor Lonnie Posley squeezed a gob of finger paint onto a visitor’s hand and began using a roller to cover the palm and fingers.
    July 23, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Joliet fundraiser for mentor program offers painting, wine, cheesecake

    JOLIET – People can enjoy an aesthetic experience with wine, cheesecake, music and painting at the Jacob Henry Mansion to support a mentorship program ...
    July 23, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Minooka high school bus drivers split on union involvement

    MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School District 111 bus drivers were split on union issues at Thursday’s school board meeting, with one group in acti ...
    July 23, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Lincoln-Way official: FOIA requests 'taxing' on staff

    NEW LENOX – The number of Freedom of Information Act requests at Lincoln-Way School District 210 has been taxing on its staff, the district’s superint ...
    July 23, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Delegates from Will and Grundy counties head for Democratic convention

    There is little suspense but still some excitement going into the Democratic National Convention that starts Monday.
    July 23, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • Shorewood's annual Cardboard Boat Regatta a success, despite the heat

    SHOREWOOD – For the third time, the Shorewood residents of Callaway Drive have taken the title of fastest time in the mixed age group at the Village o ...
    July 23, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Joliet family nearly lost entire home, more to plane crash

    JOLIET – Patty Daniel had just finished making chicken salad late Thursday morning when she decided to rest in the family room of her home, rather tha ...
    July 23, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • High temps predicted through Sunday, but fire officials say no spike in area heat emergencies

    The weather had the potential to be dangerous in recent days, but it appears area residents are staying safe.
    July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Woodstock gets grant for police body camera program

    WOODSTOCK – Officers at the Woodstock Police Department could be adding body cameras to their uniforms with the help of a recent grant.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Areas served by Crystal Lake Fire Department get second-best insurance rating

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An improved rating for fire protection services could mean lower insurance rates for homeowners and businesses.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Learn about the history of beer at McHenry County Historical Museum

    UNION – The McHenry County Historical Society will host “A Brief History of Beer” on Sunday, a program that will go over the evolution of beer and bre ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Employers, prospective workers connect at Woodstock health care job fair

    WOODSTOCK – Both job seekers and employers built connections Friday at the Health Care Industry Job Fair.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • McHenry man guilty of murdering ex-girlfriend, sealing her body in bedroom

    WOODSTOCK – Jurors on Friday found a McHenry man guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, Jacqueline Schaefer, and entombing her body in a room in his hom ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • 2016 MCYSA Summer International Championships welcomes baseball teams from around the world

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Hundreds of baseball fans, consisting of coaches, players and spectators from different countries, were in attendance for the 2016 McHe ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Pilot of crashed plane in Joliet was from Lake Worth area in Florida

    JOLIET – The pilot of the plane that crashed Thursday into a Brighton Lakes subdivision in Joliet was from Fort Worth, Florida.
    July 22, 2016 - 7:17 pm
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