County unemployment rate drops to 6.8 percent in October
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County's unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in October, down from 7.5 percent a year ago, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
McHenry to get $7.1 million for Routes 120, 31 improvements
More than $7.1 million will be invested by the state for a road construction project aimed at improving Routes 120 and 31 in McHenry, according to Gov. Pat Quinn's office.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Bond reduction denied for McHenry man
WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge denied a bond reduction for a 19-year-old McHenry man accused of having sexual contact with an underage girl.
Bears' Martellus Bennett greets fans, signs autographs for benefit
Zach Benton, 7, of McHenry, receives his signed football Tuesday from Bears tight end Martellus Bennett during the autograph signing at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Residential expansion receives another round of approval
McHENRY – A proposed residential expansion that raised questions on how and when to protect historic neighborhoods cleared another hurdle Monday evening.
McHenry Police Investigating Attempted Bank Robbery at First National Bank
McHenry Police are searching for a white man they believe attempted to rob the First National Bank of McHenry at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Police were called to the bank located at 612 S. Route 31 in McHenry, to the report of a robbery, according to a news release by McHenry Deputy Police Chief John Birk.
Presentation Provides Information on Local Scams Targeting Seniors
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office will team up with Senior Services to provide information on current scam occurring in McHenry County during a presentation at 10 a.m. on Dec. 6 at the McHenry Township building, 3519 Richmond Road in McHenry, according to a sheriff's office press release.
Humidifier causes small fire in McHenry
Working smoke detectors helped a McHenry family evacuate their home safely Tuesday morning during a small fire, according to the McHenry Township Fire Protection District.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Rematches in Kane, 4 of 6 county board districts contested in McHenry
Fall rematches are on tap for seats on Kane County Board Districts 19 and 23, the result of the same candidates filing for office as the process came to a close Monday.
Presentations planned for health insurance options
Several community presentations are planned this week in McHenry County to help assist residents with health insurance options regarding the Affordable Care Act.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Local conservation district offering up winter activities
RINGWOOD – Chris Willis cut another notch into the bridge along the Glacial Park trail, adding to a long line that marks each trip he's made to the park since 2009.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Give thanks, give back
Shortly before noon Thursday, Sonia Callas arrived at a Crystal Lake house and gave Alvera Wingate a bag with some bread, roasted turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, cream of chicken rice soup and pumpkin pie.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
No injuries in McHenry barn fire
McHENRY – A barn about two-thirds full of hay on Draper Road caught fire Thursday night, requiring a response from multiple departments.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Local retailers prepare for Small Business Saturday
CRYSTAL LAKE – Small, independent businesses in McHenry County are gearing up for Small Business Saturday as a way to get more shoppers in the door.
Find Cut-Your Own Christmas Tree Farms in Chicago Suburbs, Wisconsin, Indiana
Tree Farm: Richardson Farm Hours of Operation: Open daily Nov. 29 to Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: 9407 Richardson Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081 Cost: Scotch and White Pine, $53; Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir and Concolor Fire, $59 Details: On weekends, enjoy a free wagon ride, freshly made donuts and hot chocolate and ... (more)
Mon Nov 25, 2013
McHenry County primary will not include 3 incumbents
While three longtime county officials are not seeking re-election, only two county board seats were being contested in the Republican primary as of Monday, officials said.
Hill taps Hobson to fill RTA seat
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill has nominated Lakewood business owner and former County Board member Blake Hobson as her choice to fill the county's seat on the Regional Transportation Board.
Cut your own Christmas tree in McHenry County, IL
Has the Christmas tree gone on a diet? Several retailers are pushing skinnier Christmas trees that will fit in small space and won't look too big when overloaded with decorations.
17-year-old arrested in death of Johnsburg woman
JOHNSBURG – A 17-year-old man provided the heroin that a 19-year-old Johnsburg woman overdosed on last week, Johnsburg police said.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Centegra plans annual candlelight service Dec. 9
McHENRY – Children who have died from conception to shortly after live birth will be memorialized during Centegra Health System's annual candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Church of the Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road.