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Local landscapers offer tips to care for plants suffering 'winter burn'
Nursery manager Karen Campney looks at a winter-burned yew Thursday at Countryside Flower Shop Nursery in Crystal Lake.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
MCCD budget on the way to final vote
WOODSTOCK – A 2015 budget described by the McHenry County Conservation District as austere and anticipating less tax revenue is on its way to the McHenry County Board after clearing committee.
Elgin man charged with sexual assault, Woodstock police say
WOODSTOCK – An Elgin man was charged with felony sexual assault for an incident at a Woodstock motel, Woodstock police said.
Woodstock High School makes WaPo's rankings
WOODSTOCK – Woodstock High School has joined four other area schools on the Washington Post's rankings of America's Most Challenging High Schools.
Sparkplug Capital/Red Dot Storage Buys Kendall Point Self Storage in Oswego, IL
Sparkplug Capital LLC, a Boulder, Colo., company that operates the Red Dot Storage brand, recently purchased Kendall Point Self Storage in Oswego, Ill., for $2.8 million from a limited liability company.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Probation ordered after police stand off
WOODSTOCK – A man who authorities said pointed a gun at McHenry County Sheriff's deputies and then was shot at by police, avoided jail time under an agreement with prosecutors.
Existing suburban food co-ops
Members of the Prairie Food Co-op, which hopes to open in Lombard, include, from left, founders Jerry and Kathy Nash of Lombard, Julie Neubauerof Lombard, Russ Diorio of Elmhurst, Eric Riding of Lombard, Penny Riding of Lombard, Betty Amore of Villa Park and Liz Krueger of Villa Park.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
With deadline looming, Woodstock has received one proposal for Old Courthouse
WOODSTOCK – A review committee assembled last week will have at least one proposal to consider from a developer looking to take over the Old Courthouse, one of the city's most historic, but decrepit, assets.
McHenry County farmers prepare for farm bill's implications
Linnea Kooistra, owner of Kooistra Farms in Woodstock, uses the tractor tiller while preparing for planting crops.
Health department warns about Lyme disease
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Department of Health is reminding residents to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting the diseases they carry, in particular Lyme disease.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Woodstock library more 'coherent' after reorganization
WOODSTOCK – Back before Nick Weber took the job as director of Woodstock Public Library – before the opening even existed – he had a vision to rework the building's entryway.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Teen in Critical Condition Following Thursday Water Rescue
A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after becoming submerged in a Crystal Lake pond Thursday night, according to the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department press release.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Boy rescued from pond, taken to Woodstock hospital
The boy, who is approximately 15 years old, was taken to Centegra Hospital - Woodstock in critical condition after divers and a side-scan sonar team located and extricated him from a pond located behind the home at 6100 Haligus Road.
MCCD plans guided hikes
A 3-mile hike will take visitors through the woodlands of Marengo Ridge on the lookout for spring flowers and birds.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Students flock to McHenry County Ag Expo
Carol Richardson , co-owner of Richardson Farm in Spring Grove, talks Wednesday to a fourth grade class from Glacier Ridge Elementary School including Ashlyn Sullivan , 9, about different types of trees during the McHenry County Farm Bureau's Ag Expo at the McHenry County Fairgrounds.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Zinke asks for partial recount of Sheriff's election results
WOODSTOCK – Undersheriff Andy Zinke officially has asked the McHenry County clerk for a partial recount of ballots from the March 18 primary election.
Centerville Self Storage in Woodstock, IL, Sold
Centerville Self Storage, a 47,650-square-foot facility in Woodstock, Ill., was recently sold to Sparkplug Capital LLC, a Boulder, Colo., company that operates the Red Dot Storage brand.
Algonquin police reports for April 15, 2014
He also was wanted on a warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections for a parole violation.
Marengo votes to leave BNC
MARENGO – The Kishwaukee River Conference continues to grow after the District 154 Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to allow Marengo to become a charter member of the new league starting in 2016.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Daley nephew released from McHenry County jail
WOODSTOCK – A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been released from jail after serving a 60-day sentence.