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Friends of Algonquin library sale brings out bargain hunters
ALGONQUIN – Willy Stastny came to the Eastgate branch of the library district with two empty bags.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Making a bald statement
Ethan O'Rourke, 10, of McHenry, reacts as he has his head shaved Thursday while participating in the McHenry Community Shave for St. Baldrick's Day in McHenry.
McHenry County's unemployment rate falls to 8.3 percent
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County's unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in January, down from 9.9 percent in January 2013, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
County board members Provenzano, McClellan want to be clerk
The Republican primary for McHenry County clerk pits two county board members who say they want to modernize the office.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Annual 'Day at Petersen Farm' to remember 1950s
McHENRY – The annual blast from the past at Petersen Farm will include hula hoops, Doo Wop and automobile tail fins.
Lakemoor shifts misdemeanor cases to Lake County
Speeders and others who want to contest misdemeanor charges lodged by Lakemoor authorities will have to take their fight to a different jurisdiction.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Construction underway on Centegra hospital in Huntley.JS
Crew from Power Construction work on the site of the new Centegra Hospital in Huntley Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Our view: Support for school-municipal zoning bill
We support legislation filed by state Sen. Pam Althoff that seeks to clear up any ambiguity in state law by giving municipalities zoning authority over school districts within their borders.
Towns in McHenry County struggling to fill largest retail vacancies
The City of McHenry is looking to fill some of its empty storefronts, in particular the former Walmart site along the city's Route 31 corridor, Deputy City Administrator Doug Martin said.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Co-op to screen film on need for grocery store
CRYSTAL LAKE – In its push for a member-owned and operated grocery store, the McHenry County Food Cooperative will show a documentary highlighting the benefits such stores bring to communities.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Weekend picks: Jim Belushi opens COD's McAninch Arts Center
The Fox River Shiver features costumed divers for chairity at Broken Oar Beach in Port Barrington on Sunday, March 9. See a wide variety of glassware and more at the 42nd Annual Antique American Glass and Pottery Show and Sale.
The Soccer Stadium Deal Ersal Ozdemir And Peter Wilt Don't Want To Talk About
When Indy Eleven team owner Ersal Ozdemir and the team's general manager, Peter Wilt, hit the State House hallways this session with a team of high-paid lobbyists to convince state lawmakers that a state financing deal for their proposed $87 million soccer stadium was a win-win bet, it's pretty safe to assume they weren't talking too much about ... (more)
Thu Mar 06, 2014
McHenry library offers demos of free language program
McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library is highlighting a free foreign language program it offers as part of National Foreign Languages Week.
Gonsiorek is exceptional
It's true. What is more important than our county government? That's what makes a great place to live.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Gun owners march on state Capitol, want to 'liberalize' concealed carry
SPRINGFIELD ­­- A sea of yellow “Don't Tread on Me” flags flew over the front lawn of the state Capitol Wednesday as gun owners from across the state marched up the steps, called out lawmakers and crowded into the first-floor rotunda.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
McHenry Rotary club plans St. Patrick's Day celebration
The parade, hosted by the Rotary Club of McHenry – Sunrise, will start at 1 p.m. March 16. The route will follow Main and Green streets, ending at Veterans Memorial Park on Pearl Street.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
McHenry moves forward with recreation center, wastewater plant projects
McHENRY – Two big-ticket projects moved ahead Monday evening despite concerns the city might not be getting the best price.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
State Sen. Pamela Althoff proposes bill to solidify city zoning authority over school districts
CRYSTAL LAKE – State Sen. Pamela Althoff has introduced legislation to prevent disputes over zoning authority between school districts and municipalities in hopes of avoiding situations similar to the court battle between District 155 and Crystal Lake.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Flooded Nunda neighborhood fed up with water issues
McHENRY – Homeowners in a rural McHenry subdivision are dealing with soggy basements in the aftermath of a water line break that flooded the neighborhood with sulfur-smelling water, several residents say.
I-90 Crossroad Bridges Slated to Close in March as Tollway Widening Project Continues
Seven local crossroad bridges carrying traffic over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in Boone, McHenry and Kane counties are scheduled to close in March for removal and reconstruction as part of the Illinois Tollway's I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project.