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McHenry County unemployment rate hits 5.7 percent
CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 5.7 percent in July, a record low since the Great Recession, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Volunteers needed for Lake in the Hills festival
The Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival still has volunteer positions to fill, and it needs the community's help to succeed.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Veteran project promotes awareness through artwork
After serving in the Navy for 13 years, Woods of Huntley left the military just last year.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Police investigate sexual assault report at Elgin hospital
Elgin police are investigating a report of a criminal sexual assault by a staff member against a patient at Presence St. Joseph Hospital.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Lake in the Hills firm sues over toll scofflaw list
The designation stings even more when you're neither a super scofflaw nor an average scofflaw, businessman John O'Hara has found.
Lake in the Hills offers incentive to draw new business
The village board recently approved an incentive policy to help promote new investment from restaurants and independent small businesses looking to locate in areas where existing buildings require upgrades or remodeling.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Huntley police reports for Aug. 12, 2014
He also was arrested on a McHenry County warrant related to domestic battery. • Gabriel Ramos, 35, 10790 Cambria Court, Huntley, was arrested Thursday, July 10, on an outstanding warrant related to drug paraphernalia possession.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Police explorer programs throughout McHenry County allows for youth to learn about law enforcement
Cary Police Explorer Matt Wade, 17, of Cary directs traffic along Silver Lake Road before the Summer Celebration fireworks show July 3 at Lions Park.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Crystal Lake man killed in Lake in the Hills crash
Authorities on Sunday identified Justin Blanco of Crystal Lake as the motorcyclist who died early Saturday after a crash in Lake in the Hills.
Detour: Bridge, road work done near Huntley
New traffic signals at Harmony and Hemmer roads, and at Marengo Road and Main Street, are also finished.
Local attorney to lead state bar council
LAKE IN THE HILLS – Attorney David B. Franks was recently named chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council.
Jim Davis Town shuts down; school boss quits; horse racing ban
Some opinions require lots of words and elaboration. This is Sunday Soapbox, not-so-briefly-stated commentary from one Daily Herald editor, shamelessly stolen from the Saturday feature with almost the same name.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
McHenry County Mental Health Board grapples with building expansion
A new and improved McHenry County Mental Health Board is doing its best to take it in a more fiscally responsible direction.
Crystal Lake motorcyclist dies in Lake in the Hills accident
A motorcyclist has died from his injuries after driving into the back of a Mercedes Benz early Saturday morning in northwest suburban Lake in the Hills.
Crystal Lake motorcyclist killed in Lake in the Hills crash
A Crystal Lake man died in a motorcycle crash on Rakow Road early Saturday morning, according to a news release from the Lake in the Hills Police Department.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
One injured after truck overturns on Algonquin Road
A driver Thursday morning was transported to the hospital after a cement truck flipped over a guard rail and overturned along Algonquin Road near Mohawk Trail in Lake in the Hills.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Lake in the Hills man charged with child porn possession
LAKE IN THE HILLS – A Lake in the Hills man has been charged with multiple counts of child pornography possession as part of a statewide initiative to crack down on the offense.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Lake in the Hills Rotary to hold mobile food pantry
LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Lake in the Hills Rotary Club has scheduled a Community Mobile Food Pantry, which is open to anyone who could needs assistance, according to a news release.
No injuries after incident on Rakow Road
LAKE IN THE HILLS – There were no injuries reported after a vehicle was driven off James R. Rakow Road and down onto the lake shore, east of Virginia Road.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Group seeks to eliminate single-use plastic bags
Learn about the Environmental Defenders' new initiative to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags in McHenry County.