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McHenry County Board committee nixes slew of advisory referendums
WOODSTOCK – Three advisory referendums proposed by a local state lawmaker and a longtime anti-township activist were squashed by a McHenry County Board committee on Thursday.
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District 156 reevaluates assistant principal positions
McHENRY – With both McHenry West High School assistant principal positions open, the District 156 school board is considering cutting the cost of those positions.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
McHenry signs up for accident investigation team
A newly approved agreement between the McHenry and Spring Grove police departments on top of the agreement the city of McHenry already has with the village of Johnsburg will be the basis of a new multi-jurisdictional accident investigation team.
Man in '99 fatal pleads guilty to new DUI charge
Walter J. Depner, 62, of Mount Prospect, admitted Monday that he was driving intoxicated on Feb. 24, 2013, near the site of the crash that killed the 34-year-old mother and her children: Daniel, 13; Tiffany, 11; and Dallis, 7. The family dog also was killed.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Changing habits have retailers seeking new strategies
Retail sales associate Victoria Sparks helps a customer at AT&T's new store in McHenry.
McHenry library to teach going green with composting
McHENRY – Composting kitchen waste and recycling personal documents will be part of an upcoming Go Green Day at the McHenry Public Library.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Congressional candidate to hold McHenry town hall
Dennis Anderson, the Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional District, is holding a town hall meeting next week in McHenry.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Brewery might use McHenry facade program
McHENRY – The long-closed McHenry Brewing Company on Pearl Street used to have a metal loading dock similar to the one at the post office that used to be next door.
County Board approves committee leadership change, board appointments
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board replaced the leaders of its Human Resources Committee and two vacancies on the Mental Health Board.
7-Eleven launches new Doritos Loaded
By 10 a.m. Wednesday, the day of its launch, 7-Eleven's brand new Doritos Loaded product had at least one Crystal Lake fan.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Deputy drops lawsuit against Sheriff
WOODSTOCK – A twice-fired Sheriff's deputy has dropped his lengthy legal battle with the department in exchange for clearing him of sizable legal fees and allowing him to resign.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Three races to be held in McHenry
The River Run, which is open to all ages, is set for Saturday, July 12, with the Big Wheels Race to follow on Monday, July 14, and the open track meet on Wednesday, July 16. Check-in for the River Run is from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. at McHenry High School East Campus, 1012 N. Green St. in McHenry.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
On the Record with... Carl Vallianatos
Carl Vallianatos, assistant principal at McHenry West High School, poses for a portrait Thursday at McHenry West High School.
McHenry Man Killed in Crash
A 24-year-old McHenry man was killed Friday night in a collision involving a motorcycle and a truck trailer, according to a McHenry County Coroner's Office press release.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
One dead in motorcycle crash in McHenry
The collision occurred on Route 120 near Northside Avenue in McHenry. Police were called to the scene at 8:24 p.m., according to a news release from the McHenry Police Department.
Quinn vetoes bill that would limit Freedom of Information Act requests
Gov. Pat Quinn took the advice of good-government groups and vetoed a bill that would place extra burdens, and in some instances costs of up to $100, on people filing Freedom of Information Act requests.
Class in July aims to make a nonsmoker out of you
McHenry County Department of Health and Centegra will offer quit smoking classes for adults in July.
Wonder Lake man awaiting sentencing picks up new charges
A Wonder Lake man awaiting sentencing on drug charges was re-arrested for what officials said was aiding and abetting a fugitive.
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A look at what the Supreme Court could do in Harris v. Quinn
What started as a relatively minor lawsuit by Pam Harris, a home based parent of a child with severe disabilities in McHenry, Illinois who was fighting an Executive Order by Governor Quinn that would allow for the unionization of parents caring for their children, has taken on major proportions that could affect public employee unions nationwide.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
McHenry County unemployment falls to 6.2 percent
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County's unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in May, the lowest it's been since the Great Recession, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.