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  • 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
  • Larson: Equity in AP is needed to adapt to changing economy

    The erosion of the middle class and the premium our economy places on highly skilled workers has placed a new mandate on public schools. First, school ...
    July 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • Bolingbrook man charged with Elmhurst Dress Barn robbery

    ELMHURST – A Bolingbrook man was arrested July 21 and charged with the recent robbery of an Elmhurst Dress Barn, 167 S. Route 83, according to the Elm ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:13 pm
  • Police reports: Elmhurst for July 22

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Elmhurst Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have n ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Pictures of the week July 15-21: 5 photos

    Check out some of the best shots by our photographers from this past week. ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:10 pm
  • DuPage Art League classes retain popularity at temporary site

    WHEATON – Despite the fact that the DuPage Art League had to move its art classes temporarily this month while it addresses significant structural iss ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:11 pm
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