Our view: Students run Miles for Smiles
Thumbs up: To the Crystal Lake Central students who planned Sunday's Miles for Smiles 5K at Lippold Park. The event, in memory of late Crystal Lake Central runner Jose Esquivel, is free but donations will be accepted to help pay for a memorial bench outside the school for Esquivel, who drowned on April 17. Thumbs down: To exorbitant credit card spending by school district superintendents.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Woodstock man cited in Crystal Lake crash that injured Harvard woman
There were no serious injuries reported after a two-vehicle crash Friday morning, a fire official said. Allison Goodrich - email@example.com CRYSTAL LAKE – A Harvard woman was taken to the hospital and a Woodstock man was issued a citation Friday after a Crystal Lake crash, police said.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Two Woodstock residents charged with burglarizing church
CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Woodstock residents were charged with breaking into and stealing from a Crystal Lake church, police said. Zachary D. Armijo, 24, and Brianna J. Villalobos, 21, both of Woodstock, were charged with burglary and theft, both Class 1 felonies because the incidents took place in a church.
Police: Illinois man stole, sold breast pumps
A 30-year-old Woodstock man is facing felony charges after authorities say he stole breast pumps and accessories worth several hundred thousand dollars and sold them online. Kristopher Kaecker has been charged with two counts of theft and two counts of burglary.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Police bust Wonder Lake home for alleged indoor pot operation
WOODSTOCK – Three Wonder Lake residents are facing felony drug charges after police allege they were growing marijuana out of their home. Norman F. Mathews, 52, Jacqueline M. Mathews, 52, and Alexander L. Prochaska, 22, were each charged with unlawful manufacture, delivery and possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Woodstock resident diagnosed with West Nile virus; 1st McHenry County case in 2014
A Woodstock resident has been diagnosed with the West Nile virus, the first case this year in McHenry County, according to the McHenry County Health Department. The person, who is in their late 70s, became ill in early August and was later hospitalized, a news release said.
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McHenry County reports first human West Nile case
Northwest suburban McHenry County reported its first human case of West Nile virus Wednesday. Eight people statewide have come down with the illness so far, public health officials said.
McHenry County Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus
McHenry County Department of Health has confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus encephalitis of 2014 in a person in their late 70's from Woodstock. This individual first became ill in early August and later hospitalized; they are now recovering at home.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Lawsuit over McHenry County sheriff's internal investigation continues
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County's Undersheriff likely will be called to testify to shed light on who provided a Northwest Herald reporter with the copy of his internal investigation.
New horse trail in works at Brookdale in McHenry County
WOODSTOCK – A pent up demand for more horse-friendly trails may have a new outlet next spring, conversation district officials and horse riding advocates said.
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 .
Bird migration focus of upcoming programs
RINGWOOD – Fall is the best time to watch for migrating birds and the McHenry County Conservation District has several programs lined up to take advantage.
Police: Woman shot intruder near Crystal Lake
McHenry County Sheriff detectives at the scene near the 7300 block of Oakwood Lane in Crystal Lake after one person was found shot.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Area crop prediction yields a mixed bag
Harry Alten of Harvard examines an ear of corn Friday at his farm in Harvard. According to Alten, the wet, cold spring followed by a dry June was not good for the corn, although the crops seem to be doing well now.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Three programs assist McCullom Lake couple with home
Volunteers Tina Nystrom of McCullom Lake and Pam Russell of Crystal Lake help nail in the flooring Saturday of a McCullom Lake home.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Bond increased for counselor accused of sex crimes
WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Judge had harsh words for the Woodstock man accused of sex crimes with a young boy, after the defendant contacted the boy's father.
Woodstock abuse suspect takes plea deal, testifies against schoolmate
An 18-year-old from Woodstock will be released from jail today after he testified against another man and pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at a party over Christmas break.
Woodstock teen ordered probation for role in sex crimes
WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock High School teen who admitted to a sex act with a 15-year-old girl that his alleged accomplices recorded will leave the McHenry County Jail today.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Federal parolee arrested in Galesburg slaying
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Mon Aug 25, 2014
Discover the conservation district programs
Learn about the habits and behaviors of white-tailed deer and how this relates to the sport of archery from McHenry County Conservation District educators and instructors from T.A.Z. Archery in Woodstock.