7 hrs ago
Money plays role in picking majors, McHenry County counselors say
Sarah Nader- firstname.lastname@example.org Edward “Andy” Abraham , 21, of Cary talks with his counselor, Pat Zokal, at McHenry County College about his career options Friday, September 4, 2014. The 20-year-old McHenry resident is in her final semester at McHenry County College, and she wants a career that she's passionate about.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Four injured in McHenry crash early Sunday morning
Four people were injured and transported to area hospitals after a two-vehicle crash at 4509 W. Crystal Lake Road in McHenry early Sunday morning. According to a news release from the McHenry Township Fire Protection District, the crash occurred between a full-size pickup truck and a mini-van taxi cab at 4:08 a.m. Emergency response units arrived on scene within two minutes, observing "heavy damage."
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Puppy Survives Pit Bull Attack in McHenry
Addie, a 6-month-old pup from northwest suburban McHenry, is lucky to be alive after bearing puncture wounds and dozens of stitches in an attack by two pit bulls earlier this week. The dog's owners were taking Addie for a post-dinner walk when the first pit bull lunged onto the dog and wouldn't let go.
Centegra centralizes all deliveries to McHenry
McHENRY – Starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, Centegra Hospital – McHenry will be McHenry County's only location for labor and delivery services. All women who are in labor should go to Centegra Hospital – McHenry to deliver their babies, according to a news release from Centegra Health System.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Traffic shifts in McHenry Route 120, 31 construction corridor
McHENRY – Traffic along Route 120 and 31 in McHenry shifted onto the newly constructed lanes Thursday, according to an alert from the project engineer. Vehicles will now drive on the north side of Route 120 and the west side of Route 31 so that work can begin on the other side of the roads, the alert said.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Enterovirus concerns have some Chicago-area hospitals restricting visitors
McHENRY – Area hospitals are monitoring the outbreak of a severe respiratory illness that has caused some Chicago-area hospitals to issue visitor restrictions. Two Advocate Health Care hospitals – Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, both of which have children's hospitals – are not allowing visitors younger than 18 or adults with cold-like symptoms.
Woodstock man accused of stealing breast pumps from Medela, selling them on eBay
WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man is facing felony charges for allegedly stealing a few hundred thousand dollars worth of breast pumps and accessories from Medela and selling them online. Kristopher M. Kaecker, 30, 2073 Willow Brooke Drive, Apt.
Teen killed in McHenry; Wonder Lake driver charged with DUI
A cap is marked by a traffic cone as McHenry Police investigate a crash that killed a 17-year-old boy at Crystal Lake Road and Hanley Street on Tuesday night in McHenry. McHenry Police investigate a crash that killed a 17-year-old boy at Crystal Lake Road and Hanley Street on Tuesday night in McHenry.
Driver Arrested For DUI After Pedestrian Killed In McHenry Crash
The driver of a pickup that fatally struck a pedestrian Tuesday night in northwest suburban McHenry has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said. Authorities were called to the 4200 block of West Crystal Lake Road at 9:08 p.m. after a white 2011 Ford F-250 hit a male pedestrian, according to a statement from the McHenry Police Department.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Recycling drive planned for McHenry
The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will be collecting fluorescent tubes, polystyrene foam like Styrofoam, electronics, VHS and cassette tapes, DVDs, CDs, packing peanuts, unpopped bubble wrap and batteries from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Metra Station parking lot, 4005 Main St. Many of the items collected are not usually accepted in curbside programs and can be harmful to the environment if put in a landfill, according to news release.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Company wants to open McHenry marijuana cultivation center
McHENRY – In exchange for a letter of support, a company looking to open a marijuana cultivation center in McHenry would make annual payments to the city totaling at least $300,000 under a proposed agreement. The McHenry City Council is set to vote on an economic contribution agreement with Phoenix Farms of Illinois at its meeting Monday evening.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Cars crash, metal crunches and tears -- but it's all in the name of police training in Lake County
As dozens of suburban police officers watched, a bright-yellow Chevrolet Cobalt plowed into a motorcycle Thursday afternoon in Grayslake. The impact, estimated at 40 mph, propelled the motorcycle forward some 20 feet.
Iowa casino trip to raise money for McHenry County veteran-centric nonprofit
McHENRY – A two-night casino trip will raise money for Freedom Branches , a local nonprofit focused on taking veterans to see the memorials in Washington, D.C. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, from a to-be-determined spot in McHenry and head toward Meskwaki Casino and Hotel, the Midwest's largest casino.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Residents want tougher restrictions on adult businesses in UDO
WOODSTOCK – A number of residents implored the McHenry County Board to put tougher restrictions on adult establishments in the proposed Unified Development Ordinance .
Route 120, 31 construction heads into next stretch in McHenry
July was the roughest month so far for McHenry Pet Central, but co-owner Darius Pfeifer is more concerned about the next phase of Rt.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Assessment appeal deadline ticking for Hebron, Hartland townships
Property owners in two rural McHenry County townships have about one week left to appeal their assessments for next year's taxes.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Cary seeks public input on allowing backyard chickens
CARY – Veterinarian Christy McCratic has co-workers who own chickens and from time to time bring in eggs to their Schaumburg office.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Families struggle to find disability services
Dianne Diana tends to the needs of her son Andrew, who has severe autism and a seizure disorder, during dinner Wednesday with her family, including son Kenny and husband Ken in their Crystal Lake home.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
McHenry firefighters use 5 gallons of water to extinguish fire
McHENRY – McHenry firefighters likely used more water in their morning showers than they did to put out a fire Wednesday.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
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.