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McHenry walk to raise money for poor
McHENRY – Proceeds from an upcoming fundraiser will go toward helping those living paycheck to paycheck, helping avert eviction or utility shutoffs.
Inspirational Brother Rice Student Loses Battle With Cancer
Caption: Brother Rice High School remembers the life of Cameron M. Fahey, 17, a popular senior who died Aug. 21 after a nearly 10-month battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Our view: Keep killer behind bars
Mark A. Smith is a brutal serial killer. He remains a menace to society. He must spend his remaining days in prison.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
As most localities' DUI arrests drop, Bull Valley's soar
Geography, diverted resources, and low call volume have allowed the village's police department to write more DUIs last year than any other McHenry County department.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Johnsburg man seeks backing for pizza place
Josh Downey, maker of Chicago Johnny's giardiniera, poses for a portrait at his home in 2013.
Reed sentenced to 25 years on sex charges
WOODSTOCK – Thomas Reed, a man convicted of raping his former girlfriend's young daughter, admitted to a sex evaluator that he still fantasized about the girl and other criminal sex acts that mirror his conviction, prosecutors said.
Shane Lamb rejects state offer; trial set
WOODSTOCK – Shane Lamb rejected a state's offer on charges that be broke into a McHenry home and stole weapons.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
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.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Decades later, victims fight serial killer Smith's parole
CHICAGO – More than four decades after his crimes, admitted serial killer Mark A. Smith continues to torture his victim's families, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Library to host theater trip to see murder mystery
MCHENRY – A mystery set in the 1930s will be the next theater trip arranged by the McHenry Public Library.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Opposition to Woodstock RV restrictions come out in force
WOODSTOCK – Proposed restrictions to the outdoor storage of boats and other recreational vehicles on residential lots has owners up in arms.
Stratton Lock and Dam getting $16 million renovation
The Stratton Lock and Dam in McHenry will receive a $16.7 million facelift that officials say should significantly cut the time boaters wait to travel between the upper Fox River and Chain O' Lakes and the lower river in Algonquin.
McHenry man pleads innocent in woman's slaying
A 63-year-old McHenry man has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder in the slaying of a woman whose skeletal remains were found in his home.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
The Washington Post
Wheat Declines as Black Sea Export Concerns Ease; Corn Drops
Wheat futures fell as speculation that the conflict between Ukraine and Russia won't disrupt exports from the Black Sea region.
Ross denies murder charge over remains found in McHenry house
William J. Ross, 62, was charged in November with concealing a homicide after a caretaker discovered skeletal remains in a sealed room of his home in unincorporated McHenry.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Hospitals to see Medicare payments tied more to readmission rates
Emergency Department social worker James Messerschmidt works to provide information Friday at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington on resources available for a caretaker who became ill while caring for another patient.
Our view: Release Nunda, other audits
A divided County Board voted, 14-8, earlier this month to keep sealed from public scrutiny a 2013 audit of $15,000 in Senior Services Grant Commission funds given to the Nunda Township Road District in 2012 for its senior bus program.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Illinois ticket quota ban draws mixed opinions among local police
McHenry police officer Ryan Gregorio stops a vehicle for speeding while working Friday in McHenry.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
2014 Take a Stand for Turning Point radiothon
Joejoe Berg, 5, of McHenry points towards the sky while sitting in the 1966 Batmobile during the 2014 Take a Stand for Turning Point radiothon Friday in Crystal Lake.