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Thumbs down: To news that Green Party candidates for statewide office won't be included on the November ballot in Illinois, but particularly to the archaic rules that make it extremely difficult for independent or minority party candidates to appear on any ballots.
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff's Office responded to Riley Elementary School in unincorporated Marengo on Thursday to respond to statements on social media that toed the line of making threats.
WOODSTOCK – Thomas Reed, a man convicted of raping his former girlfriend's young daughter, admitted to a sex evaluator that he still fantasized about the girl and other criminal sex acts that mirror his conviction, prosecutors said.
PRAIRIE GROVE – The rush-hour commute along Route 176 in Prairie Grove has been slowed because of multiple car crashes.
WOODSTOCK – It's been 13 years since Alice Bair was civilly committed but criminally acquitted for killing her mother, and prosecutors are fighting the state's attempts to release her.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The unemployment rate in McHenry County fell to 5.7 percent in July, a record low since the Great Recession, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Elgin Area School District U-46 will host a Parent Summit from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Larkin High School to educate parents of elementary school students about how to engage and participate in their child's education.
A flood advisory is in effect for six north central and northeast Illinois counties, one of which is McHenry County.
It was with extreme pleasure that the McHenry County Patriot Run committee put on the inaugural event to raise much needed funds for our county's veterans.
CHICAGO – More than four decades after his crimes, admitted serial killer Mark A. Smith continues to torture his victim's families, prosecutors said Wednesday.
WOODSTOCK – A McCullom Lake man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for impregnating a 12-year-old girl, an act the judge called “repulsive and disgusting and unforgivable."
Of Illinois' nearly 7,000 units of government, McHenry County has 30 municipalities, 19 school districts, 17 townships, 17 fire protection districts, 13 library districts, four park districts, two sanitary districts and two cemetery districts.
WOODSTOCK – Proposed restrictions to the outdoor storage of boats and other recreational vehicles on residential lots has owners up in arms.
Students wait outside Westfield Community School in Algonquin on Aug. 13 before the doors opened on the first day of school.
Health officials are reporting progress in developing a list of services and programs available to veterans and their families in Lake County.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 04:44 am
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