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3 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

Family friendly programming explores McHenry County trails

Hikers will be on the lookout for salamanders and blue birds as part of programming planned by the McHenry County Conservation District.

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Related Topix: Cary, IL, Bull Valley, IL, Crystal Lake, IL

5 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Recycling, vendors, kids activities mark Earth Day celebration

Celebrate Mother Earth from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, in Crystal Lake with McHenry County Conservation District and the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County.

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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL

9 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, 9, Crystal Lake, IL, Marengo, IL, McHenry, IL

14 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

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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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL, Woodstock, IL, Home Gardening, Home

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Daily Herald

Open Mic and Jam Night returns to Haystacks Coffee House at UU Church

The popular Open Mic and Jam Night returns to Haystacks Coffee House at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9. The evening will feature local performers showing their skills as folk, rock and roll, jazz, and classical musicians, as well as performances by comedians and poets.

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Related Topix: McHenry, IL, Drink, Coffee

Northwest Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL, Elgin, IL

Daily Herald

Undiagnosed a generation ago, PTSD still haunts older vets

In the era before soldiers were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, veteran Ceasar Soto of Grayslake brought those issues home with him from the war in Vietnam, he says, only to have his condition made worse by a group of fellow Americans.

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Related Topix: Grayslake, IL, Life, Veteran Affairs, Gurnee, IL, Lake County, IL

Patch.com

Bunker Hill Drive Awarded Funds for Improvements

The following information comes from a press release from the Office of Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, McHenry, IL, Algonquin, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, Illinois

Northwest Herald

Probation ordered after police standoff

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.

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Related Topix: Woodstock, IL

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Northwest Herald

Recycling efforts

Ricky Schleser III of Crystal Lake organizes electronic recyclables Saturday at the Computer Recycling Center.

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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL, Elgin, IL, Lakewood, IL, Algonquin, IL

Daily Herald

E-cigarette store opens second location in Algonquin

Frank Angiulo says he's already helped thousands of people along the path to quitting smoking since he opened his first Vapor Hut store less than six months ago.

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Related Topix: Algonquin, IL, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Crystal Lake, IL, Kane County, IL, Cook County, IL

Patch.com

Local Police Arrest 3 in Marijuana Drug Trafficking Ring

Local police arrested a Barrington man and a Union man and woman for their involvement in a marijuana trafficking ring, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Barrington, IL, Lake County, IL

Northwest Herald

MCC hosts two more concerts this month

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will host two more concerts this month including a Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 and an MCC Band and Chorus spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. All concerts will take place in the Luecht Conference Center at MCC.

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Related Topix: Crystal Lake, IL

Northwest Herald

Hope for Illinois

As much as I am against the general Democratic philosophy of state Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, I must give credit where credit is due and applaud Rep. Franks on his bold opposition to the “millionaire tax” and two other propositions.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Northwest Herald

Fine cuisine

This is a “thank you” to Bernard and Priscilla Cretier for their many years of fine cuisine and service.

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Related Topix: Lakemoor, IL

Northwest Herald

Baird & Warner gets 2 new agents

Lisa Moore, broker associate, brings with her nine years of real estate experience and was a foreclosure agent for four years, according to a news release.

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Northwest Herald

Motorcyclist, 19, in critical condition after collision with semi

RICHMOND – A 19-year-old man remained in critical condition Sunday after the motorcycle he was riding Saturday collided with a semi-truck, officials said.

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Related Topix: Richmond, IL

Northwest Herald

Improving community

The word “community” can mean a number of different things – a village, a group of people, togetherness, collaboration, shared interest.

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Northwest Herald

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Woodstock, IL, Harvard, IL

Northwest Herald

MCC hosts animal rescue training

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College's Fire Science department, in cooperation with the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute is offering a unique Large Animal Rescue Awareness training from 8 a.m. to noon April 26 at McHenry County College.

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Related Topix: Fire, Crystal Lake, IL

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