Monday Jul 7
Explorations for bats, crayfish part of MCCD programs
WOODSTOCK – Catching fireflies, telling stories around campfires and hikes are on all the agenda for upcoming McHenry County Conservation Distriction programs.
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Thu Jul 03, 2014
Hampshire team takes part in 'Stay' Mission trip
Five youth and two adult chaperones, Jeff Van Natta and the Rev. Diana Otterbacher from Hampshire, recently volunteered at the "Stay" Mission Trip, sponsored by Marengo United Methodist Church, that called for help in cleaning up the former McGill factory site in hopes of using it for a day care and multiuse community center.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Marengo woman gives birth on I-90
MARENGO – Trevor and Beth Farina likely had the most eventful 20-minute drive they will ever experience Monday morning.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Our View: Be prepared for tornadoes
On June 22, a severe storm with the ability to form tornadoes tore through the north central part of the county, leaving thousands of residents without power and debris and tree branches strewn about.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Severe thunderstorm warning, flash flood watch in effect for McHenry County
With the McHenry County under a severe thunderstorm warning and flash flood watch, keep checking nwherald.com for updates on weather conditions.
Kid-centric programming explores animals of land, water
WOODSTOCK – Snakes, hawks and the creatures dwelling in ponds and creeks will be discovered in upcoming McHenry County Conservation District programming.
Funnel cloud, heavy rain recorded in overnight storm
Funnel clouds and damaging winds were reported in Crystal Lake as a heavy storm rolled through northern Illinois overnight, officials from the National Weather Service said.
Tornado warning in McHenry County expires, watch on until 4 a.m.
A tornado watch is currently issued in McHenry County by the National Weather Service, after a tornado warning expired around 2:30 a.m. The warning was issued around 1:50 a.m. and the storm was reportedly moving east from the Marengo area.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Potential drainage issue
I live in Union and there is a bike path between here and Marengo. There always has been a drainage ditch there, long before there was a bike path.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Pedestrian stable after being hit by car
HARVARD – A pedestrian is in stable condition at a Rockford hospital after being hit by a car south of Harvard in unincorporated Dunham Township, police said.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Black bear spotted near Jane Addams Tollway
Perhaps it was the 75-cent Elgin Plaza toll. Or fears of road work on the Jane Addams Tollway .
Marengo water upgrades begin with replacement work
MARENGO – A northwestern Marengo neighborhood built in the wake of World War II will be the first area to see water system improvements, under a $4.875 million financing plan aldermen approved earlier this month.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Johnsburg accepts invitation to Kishwaukee River Conference
JOHNSBURG – On Tuesday night, Johnsburg became the latest high school to join the Kishwaukee River Conference after a unanimous vote at its District 12 School Board meeting.
Sat Jun 14, 2014
Student debt weighing on young Americans' net worth
Jill Weidner, Sage YMCA fitness, wellness and sports director, makes a phone call while working in Crystal Lake Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Fri Jun 13, 2014
Faith Lutheran hopes to build off successful graduating class
CRYSTAL LAKE – More than $1 million earned in scholarships, average ACT scores of 27 and more than 900 hours of community service – those are only a few accomplishments of the 13 graduating seniors at Faith Lutheran High School in Crystal Lake.
Thu Jun 12, 2014
MCCD activities include fishing, bike rides
WOODSTOCK – Sunset bike roads, campfires and fishing are some of the activities lined up at McHenry County Conservation District sites this month.
Tue Jun 10, 2014
Johnsburg board discusses Kishwaukee River Conference
JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg's District 12 school board did not make moving to the Kishwaukee River Conference an action item for its next meeting, although that could be forthcoming.