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Hospital charges vary locally for same treatment
A Centegra Hospital-McHenry surgical team performs a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Hospitals serving McHenry County charge wildly different prices for the same treatment, according to figures released by the federal government for the first time last week.
Sat May 18, 2013
Close-knit class says farewell to Faith Lutheran
Michael Jones sings from a hymnal during the 2013 commencement ceremony Saturday for Faith Lutheran High School at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake.
Work to make MCCD facilities more accessible
WOODSTOCK – Improvements planned for two McHenry County Conservation District facilities this summer will bring them in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the district's executive director said.
Fri May 17, 2013
Area senior citizens honored during Older Americans luncheon
Vicki Schultheis, 61, and Lorraine Hack, 83, talk during a lunch honoring the seniors of McHenry County at St.
Grammy Winner Delfeayo Marsalis, Performs at Raue Center
Grammy Award-winning producer and NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis brings "Sweet Thunder" to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
Car Accident Involving Brake Failure Leads to Route 31 Closure
A McHenry man told police brake failure resulted in a crash Thursday afternoon that closed Route 31 in Crystal Lake for less than an hour, the Northwest Herald reports.
Thu May 16, 2013
Bill stripping mass-transit boards of pensions heads to governor
A bill stripping pension and insurance benefits from future appointees to Chicago-area mass-transit boards is on its way to Gov.
McHenry Avenue Re-Opens
Update: 1:30 p.m McHenry Avenue is now re-opened. Original Story: A gas leak has closed McHenry Avenue in Crystal Lake form Berkshire Drive to Barlina Road, according to an advisory message posted by the Crystal Lake Police Department at 11:27 a.m. on Thursday.
Helping Paws preparing for annual spring sale
The event will run May 30 through June 1 at Algonquin Township Community Room B, 3702 Route 14, Crystal Lake.
5K to help Crystal Lake sophomore with leukemia
When the 23-year-old Crystal Lake resident heard her younger sister had been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in November, she knew she had to help in the fight against the potentially fatal disease.
Local dispatchers adapt to changing role
Telecommunicator Stephanie Burzynski of Huntley works Wednesday at the Southeast Emergency Communication Center in Crystal Lake.
Wed May 15, 2013
What's the Going Rate For a Lawn Service in Crystal Lake and Cary?
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below - we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too.
Water Main Improvements Planned for Country Club Road Area
Work soon will begin on a three-year water main replacement project in the neighborhood near the Crystal Lake Country Club.
Grafton Food Pantry's Call Out for Volunteers
Grafton Food Pantry has a great group of volunteers, but it needs more help to meet a growing demand, organizers said.
Chairwoman won't consider McHenry County Board committee's choice for vacancy
WOODSTOCK – A vacant Mental Health Board seat has sparked a showdown between County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill and the committee in charge of filling it.
Local group to host 5K at Woodstock North High
CRYSTAL LAKE – Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois, celebrating its sixth year serving girls, will host its fifth annual Girls on the Run 5K on Sunday at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock.
CL Library Announces 'Read, Write, Win' Contest Winners
The Crystal Lake Public Library has announced the 28 winners of the 8th Annual Read, Write and Win competition among elementary school students.
Tue May 14, 2013
CL Police Arrest Men for Reckless Driving, DUIs, and Leaving Accident Scene
Note: The following information was obtained from Crystal Lake Police arrest reports.
CL Central and Prairie Ridge high schools team up for annual art show
Lathan Goumas - firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Erick Alvarez, 18, hangs art work with the help of fellow senior Gabrielle Sanders, 17, at Central High School on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Crystal Lake, Ill.
A Look at Suburban Metra Stops, Income Levels
A look at income levels in suburban towns with Metra stops provides a glimpse at the disparity in wealth throughout the area, according to an interactive map posted on Crain's Chicago Business Journal.