4 hrs ago
County Board approves holiday traffic enforcement over objections
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board accepted a $48,701 grant to beef up traffic enforcement on holidays, over the objections of a few members who objected to various aspects of the long-time program.
8 hrs ago
County agencies see greater need for permanent homeless shelter
Jim Kunatz gets ready for bed Dec. 11 while sleeping at the PADS shelter at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Woodstock.
13 hrs ago
Judge rules in city's favor in Crystal Lake South bleacher dispute
WOODSTOCK – The City of Crystal Lake prevailed in the first round of legal battles to determine which government body had authority in a summer bleacher expansion project initiated by Community High School District 155.
17 hrs ago
The Business Ledger
KemperSports: Brad Hisel
KemperSports has chosen Brad Hisel as general manager at Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock.
21 hrs ago
MCCD offers winter-centric programming
WOODSTOCK – With winter weather here, the McHenry County Conservation District offers up kid-centric programming aimed at exploring how animals prepare for the season.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Woodstock council calls special session to look at firing Sgt. Chip Amati
WOODSTOCK – The City Council will re-examine its options for further punishment to Sgt.
Lakewood fire leaves home uninhabitable
Firefighters respond to a structure fire at 8930 Benoy Court in Lakewood Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
Additional charges filed after McHenry County Jail stabbing
WOODSTOCK – An inmate of the McHenry County Jail is facing new charges after he allegedly stabbed another in the neck with a pencil.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
School lunch aid need soars
The population of kids eligible for free and reduced-price lunches is on the rise.
Anonymous, locals will push for Amati's firing at Woodstock Council
WOODSTOCK – A few local efforts to get Woodstock Sgt. Charles "Chip" Amati fired will hit the city council meeting Tuesday.
Stray bullet strikes cat food bag carried by Woodstock resident
WOODSTOCK – A Harvard man was arrested after a stray bullet he shot during target practice struck a bag of cat food in the arms of a Woodstock resident.
Harvard man admits to sex with underage girlfriend
WOODSTOCK – A 24-year-old Harvard man admitted to having sex with an underage girl in a plea deal accepted Monday by a McHenry County Judge.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Classes to focus on mental health crisis recovery
WOODSTOCK – A class next month at the McHenry County PADS day center in Woodstock aims to equip those struggling with mental illness with an action plan should a crisis arise.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Woodstock music store strikes chord
Dave Schmidt listens as Aaron Sedgwick plays a guitar at Dave's Woodstock Music in Woodstock on Thursday.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Green Spot in Woodstock hosting bag sale
WOODSTOCK – Proceeds from Saturday's Bag Sale at The Green Spot used bookstore will go to benefit the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County.
Woodstock man describes surviving fire that destroyed his home
Boss stepped out of his bedroom, looked to the kitchen, and saw that smoke had filed the entire room.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Life skills program in D-200 gets assist from cab company
Life Connections student David Kendzora enters a Sunshine Taxi after shopping for groceries Thursday in Woodstock.
Land conservancy looking for volunteers for weekend projects
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is looking for volunteers to help restore natural areas around the county, according to a news release.
Overnight fire destroys Woodstock home
WOODSTOCK – An overnight fire destroyed a single-family home in Woodstock on Thursday, according to the Woodstock Fire Rescue District.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Woodstock Opera House lighting setup upgraded
WOODSTOCK – Streamlining of cables and the installation of new LED fixtures and dimmers are brightening the outlook of the lighting setup at the Woodstock Opera House.